Hammar has launched what it says is the world’s first sideloader able to stack three containers high. The MegaReach, with an added extension to the top crane arm, can also stack and pick containers in a second row away from the sideloader.
Sidelifters can add flexibility, but opinions vary on their role in the port environment. Felicity Landon reports
Both Steelbro and Boxloader used the economic slowdown to focus on product development.
The sidelifter offers practical and economic advantages for smaller ports, as Felicity Landon discovers
Sidelifters, already popular in Scandinavia, are set to change the way containers are handled throughout Europe, according to Steelbro distributor Ulf Hallqvist. Sidelifter technology allows the container to be placed with precision anywhere a truck can access to load or unload the container.