The intermodal transportation has globally been increasing heavily the last 20 years. In today’s demand for efficient supply chain management solutions, the intermodal transportation is playing a key role.
A Hammar sideloader can be put into action anywhere in the Intermodal freight chain on land; inside ports & terminals, on the road to the customer or for rail-to road/road to rail operations. Efficient intermodal transportation always starts and ends with efficient and fast container loading and unloading. A Hammar sideloader can independently handle containers anywhere any time with a single operator, including ground/trailer, weighing, transfer, and railroad operations.
A Hammar Sideloader is safe, fast and versatile, giving financial values for all players in the intermodal logistic chain, the shipper, transporter, terminal operator as well as the consignee. Using a Hammar side loader transporters can increase the number of containers delivered daily which contributes to increased profitability, and deliver containers directly to the customer.
In ports, terminals and hubs the sideloader can take the role as a container handling resource, taking care of longer routes or assisting lifting equipment such as reachstackers and forklifts. It can also be used for both shorter and longer transports on public roads where terminal equipment not is allowed or possible to operate.
Container on ground
The Sideloader lift the container to ground level so that the end-user is able to pack/unpack it at their own leisure while the driver can drive off to the next job. This also enables safer and more efficient (un)loading of the container.
Transfer from/to another chassis
Sideloaders ability to transfer containers opens up a number of new opportunities. E.g. it can serve as a mobile lifting device unloading other chassis to ground level, transfer containers to another chassis for transport to a new location or be part of a convoy, and much more.
Rail wagon transfer
By being able to transfer containers from rail wagons the Sideloader can be used as an intermodal tool. Unlike many other solutions, the Sideloader can easily move between locations without high transportation costs and can serve multiple smaller locations efficiently.
By double-stacking containers you can save valuable space. Containers stacked on top of each other also enable higher cargo security.
A sideloader can serve as container terminal/depot equipment. A cost-efficient alternative when handling lower volumes of containers, and offers a unique versatility compared to alternatives.
With a single vehicle and operator for both transport and lifting, the risks for delays are minimized. You will never have to wait for 3rd party lifting equipment.
The Hammarlift can be equipped with a weight indication system or a certified scale system. This way you can use it as a mobile weighing station, or simply to control the weigh of the load for safety reasons. The scale system can be used to get a SOLAS verified gross mass before shipping a container
Sideloaders can be used to lift and transport a number of different loads and is not limited to containers. Trucks, forklifts, cranes, combine harvesters, helicopters, reachstackers and more can be handled.
Peak hour assistance
The Sideloader can be used to assist other lifting equipment during peak hours to lift, transfer and transport. Operations won't be slowed down and you can avoid investing in over-capacity.
Road train options
A Hammar Sideloader can be built with a 5th wheel/turntable or a drawbar coupling for towing another semi-trailer or full-trailer behind. This allows you to have a road train that you can load and unload with the Sideloader.