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Shoreham invests in trucks for the timber trade

[ September 11, 2020   //   ]

Shoreham Port has invested £2 million in a fleet of 35 new Yale forklift trucks for its timber logistics operation that is estimated to handle up to 20% of all UK imports. Last year the south cost port handled over 450,000m3 of timber and stored in either the 47,000m2 of dedicated warehousing or quayside paved open storage.

The new trucks provide up to 5.5 tonne lift capacity and replace a previous fleet of Yale trucks which were also supplied by Solent Forklift Trucks. The fleet will be used to load around 70 lorries each day, and are designed to withstand the variety of challenging weather conditions.