Posted 24 Mar 2017
Ideally situated close to London and the M25, on the doorstep of the Port of Tilbury and London Gateway, is Maritime’s bustling warehouse operation supporting a wide range of customers, high street brands and blue chip companies.
Supported by loaded off-dock container storage, six crossdocks and over 4,000 racked pallet positions, the 100,000 sq. ft. facility expects to see further growth over the coming months and as they continue to invest, Maritime are committed to ensuring the warehouse is fully utilised and therefore benefits both their operation, and that of their customers.
“Over the last 12 months Unit One has secured some fantastic new business,” said Tom Glenn, Operations Manager. “We’ve invested over £300,000 replacing warehouse equipment in order to expand our specialised services as we continue to be able to handle any cargo, safely.”
Briggs, Maritime’s preferred supplier for warehouse equipment, have supplied the warehouse with two Hyster R1.6HD narrow isle reach trucks, five Hyster H2.5FT 2,500KGS capacity container spec fork lifts, two Hyster H3.5 3,500kgs capacity container spec fork lifts and a Hyster H5.0FT 5,000kgs capacity container spec fork lift.
“We continue to work closely with Maritime to help ensure Unit One has the best equipment to increase productivity and support some of their customer’s very unique requirements,” said Sally Quantrill, Key Account Manager - Briggs Equipment. “We’re confident the new equipment will benefit their busy warehouse operation and we’re delighted to be working with Maritime and building upon our fantastic relationship as we both continue to see growth and success throughout the country.”
The new equipment has been further supported by the addition of a bale clamp, suitable for handling oversized bales and cartons, a paper reel clamp, a push/pull slip sheet attachment, a double keg clamp, a carpet boom and a double drum clamp, all supplied by Bolonzi via Briggs Equipment.
All of the new equipment has provided the ten warehouse staff, all multidiscipline trained, with better driver comfort, a better driver performance and a reduction in fuel burn as Maritime continue to ensure they are able to handle anything from the smallest carton to the heavier, specialist items they also move on a daily basis.
Regularly handling 30 tonne steel coils, the rail-connected facility also has a range of heavy lifting equipment, including two 16,000kgs capacity Kone Kranes SMV forklift trucks, a 32,000kgs Kone Kranes SMV forklift truck and coil booms and clamps with a capacity of up to 30,000kgs.
“To further optimise our warehouse operation we have also recently invested in a new Warehouse Management System,” said Tom
Glenn. “The new system has been introduced to both warehouse and office staff and will allow better accuracy of stock
records, optimise warehouse space by helping with the planning of cargo storage locations whilst also producing a number
of KPI and productivity reports to ensure total visibility of the warehouse operation.