Quickload CEF takes delivery of the first C- Loader in Prince Rupert, BC Canada
“C-Loader is the fastest, safest container loader capable of transferring an entire load in 4-minutes or less while minimizing damage to shipping containers and the product”
Auburn, WA—(March 23, 2011) – Container Stuffers LLC today announced the sale of their “C-Loader” to Quickload CEF. Quickload had earlier leased the C-Loader and for some time now it has been on site on Watson Island in Prince Rupert loading finished lumber into ocean containers for export.The C-Loader has dramatically increased Quickload’s loading efficiency and productivity while reducing collateral damage to both product and containers.
“We are proud that, as well as investing in Prince Rupert at the start of the container port business we are the first transload facility to own a “C-Loader”. This will enable us to load containers three to four times as fast as can be done currently with the fleet of forklifts the company has. Additionally, we have seen a very significant decline in our costs for equipment maintenance and container repairs said, ” Matt Holland, President of Quickload.
The C-Loader is specifically designed to load lumber or palletized goods into containers. As forklifts load an entire 55-60,000 lbs. on the ruggedly constructed load platform, the C-Loaders’ built in load scale weighing and balance system allows the operator to control the weight and balance to within desired limits. Then the load is transferred into the container in one smoothly controlled operation lasting less than 4 minutes. Further design advantages of the C- Loader are that it minimizes collateral damage to containers or to the product and eliminates the heavy maintenance costs incurred by using forklifts in an application for which they were not designed; one of the key uncontrolled costs in this business. The C-Loader can maintain or increase container output while reducing costs by 50%. It can transfer an entire load of (55,000 lbs. gross) into a container in 10 minutes (full cycle), less than 4 minutes just for load transfer.
“Quickload is applying the very latest technology in the shipping business and thereby significantly contributing to the already dramatic growth of the Port of Prince Rupert. The current tonnage handled by the Port of Prince Rupert coupled with the increasing demand in Asian markets and the efficiency of the Northern Gateway add up to huge potential for Prince Rupert to see a wave of imports, exports and logistics in general in the near future. Therefore, there could be no better place for CSL to sell and operate its first machine” said David Haywood, Director of Sales and Marketing at Container Stuffers, LLC.
Since opening when Fairview Terminal opened in 2007, Quickload has expanded its business from simply examining containers at Watson Island to owning a state of the art container examination facility on Ridley Island, stuffing containers with lumber, aluminum and other goods for export at Watson Island and a bit of unloading containers for transport by truck across North America creating more 65 direct and indirect jobs in the Prince Rupert area.
Container Stuffers is a design and manufacturing company that builds general cargo and log loading equipment that dramatically reduces the time to load a truck (open or enclosed) and shipping container in 4minutes or less. The company designed their equipment with the vision of completing the revolution that Malcom McLean started by revolutionizing the way containers themselves are stuffed. CSL’s K-Loader and C-Loader eliminate the need for a forklift driver to enter a closed space protecting the driver from dangerous Carbon Dioxide fumes. People can visit the CSL website by going to http://www.containerstuffers.com
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- Director, Sales and Marketing
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