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

Imperial orders for Bochum thumbnail image

Imperial orders for Bochum

November 19 - Imperial Logistics International has acquired three heavy-duty tractor units and seven heavy-duty trailers to support its on site logistics contract at a steel plant in Bochum, Germany.
Views: 314
Omega Morgan powers through Washington thumbnail image

Omega Morgan powers through Washington

November 14 - Heavy rigging and transportation specialist Omega Morgan has handled the delivery of a 209-tonne transformer for the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Rock Creek substation. 
Views: 977
Dan-Czech completes multimodal move thumbnail image

Dan-Czech completes multimodal move

November 14 - Dan-Czech Specialtransport has delivered three 73-tonne oxygen vessels from Kreuztal in Germany to Ostrava in the Czech Republic.
Views: 1038
Class 8 orders on the up thumbnail image

Class 8 orders on the up

November 13 - Freight Transportation Research (FTR) has reported continued growth in North American Class 8 heavy-duty truck orders for October 2018, standing at 43,000 units.
Views: 1075

Heavy Lift Across The World

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