Hyster has recently launched its RS46-36CH Reach Stacker, which are considered to form the backbone of the operation at Packing Center Hamburg (PCH). Every year, approximately 35,000 TEU are loaded and unloaded for import and export at the PCH container packing station – and that number is growing.
From the major ports in New York, Vancouver, New Delhi, Singapore and Shanghai, the containers arrive at PCH in the heart of the Port of Hamburg, where the company unloads mainly consolidated cargo, also known as LCL (less-than-container load).
At PCH the goods are turned over and transported by hauliers to recipients across Europe.
Klaus Wachsmann, Managing Director of PCH, said: “The first few months under tough operating conditions have shown us that the new Hyster ReachStackers really do use up to 25% less fuel than their predecessors – while delivering the same performance.
“Based on our positive experiences we will be increasing the number of our container handlers to a total of six Hyster machines.”
In addition to the Reach Stackers, PCH currently uses a total of 23 Hyster trucks to handle its goods.
Mr Wachsmann concluded: “In the future, we will only be using materials handling equipment from Hyster, as it is reliable and robust enough to withstand the demanding challenges of shift operation here.
“In addition, we have been working closely with the experienced Hyster distribution partner, Norgatec, since 1996, and they guarantee that our machines are always 100% available.”
Fact File: With over 140 different models, Hyster has the selection the company needs. PCH has approximately 120 industrial and commercial staff who must be able to rely on dependable trucks at all times, especially with growing deadline pressures.