Port of Cromarty Firth Services Ltd (PoCFS), in Invergordon, has invested £182,000 in three new forklift trucks to accommodate increasing demands from customers with specialised heavy lifting requirements. The new Yale GDP100DC, Yale GDP120DC and GDP160EC forklifts will be involved in the loading and unloading of heavy materials on and off vehicles in the port or the movement of heavy loads to the quayside for the cranes to lift up onto the visiting rigs or ships. They are also road legal and will be available for use locally.
The provision of three forklift trucks has upgraded the companies lifting capacity from 10 tonnes to 16 tonnes. This additional capacity is critical for the new and diverse projects being undertaken at the port, including decommissioning and offshore windfarm projects. These new machines offer a wider range of capabilities, whilst demonstrating the PoCFS’s continued commitment to investing in their equipment.
Martin Brayshaw, managing director of Port of Cromarty Firth Services, said “This is a significant investment for PoCFS and demonstrates the volume and size of the material handling work currently being undertaken in the port.
“This extra lifting capacity offers extended services for our new and existing customers. The machines are state of the art and meet the highest industry standards for Ports. The team are excited to start using them and for the new opportunities they will bring.”