Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Merritts plans equipment investment

Joseph Merritt Group is investing approximately GBP1.4 million (USD1.8 million) in lifting and transportation equipment as part of an ongoing strategy to expand its services across the UK.

The company, which specialises in the lifting, removal, transportation, installation, and storage of heavy machinery and equipment, has already invested in four Scania S500 tractor units and will shortly take delivery of four customised Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans, along with four Hyster forklift trucks.

A GBP100,000 (USD131,400) Nooteboom flatbed trailer is also scheduled for delivery in January 2019.

In addition, Merritts has added to its fleet of Versa-Lift trucks following the GBP300,000 (USD394,200) investment in a further 60/80 model that has the capacity to lift and carry machinery weighing up to 35 tonnes.

In total, Merritts will have invested GBP1.2 million (USD1.6 million) in vehicles by the end of 2018.

The remainder of the investment will be used to equip the new vehicles with bespoke toolboxes and lifting tackle, including specialist jacks, skates, chains and slings, added Merritts.

Commenting on the investment, James Merritt, director, said: “We have ambitious plans for expansion over the next five years. We are investing in the equipment and people we will need to meet the growing demand for machinery movement services in the UK, Europe and beyond.”

www.merritts.uk.com

Heavy Lift | News

Brett joins port of Tyne thumbnail image

Brett joins port of Tyne

June 18 - Simon Brett has joined the UK’s port of Tyne as commercial director of port services.
Views: 289
Allcargo exits ship-ownership thumbnail image

Allcargo exits ship-ownership

June 18 - Mumbai-headquartered Allcargo Logistics has exited the shipowning and coastal shipping business by selling its last vessel.
Views: 286
Ian Martin Jones passes away thumbnail image

Ian Martin Jones passes away

June 17 - We are sad to report that Ian Martin Jones, ex-HLPFI editor, passed away peacefully earlier today.
Views: 355
Brown joins SAL in the USA thumbnail image

Brown joins SAL in the USA

June 17 - Phillip Brown has been appointed as vice president – projects for SAL Heavy Lift in the USA, effective July 1, 2019.
Views: 789

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.