Cargo Handling Services

Cargo Handling Services

Cargo Services

When it comes to handling bulk cargo, heavy lifting, container unloading/loading and storage, here at JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd we are widely recognised as specialists at providing innovative loading and unloading solutions for our customers, no matter the size or shape of the consignment.

At our 12-acre facility in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, we have a complete range of handling equipment including a crawler crane capable of loading and unloading cargo up to 120,000kg in weight. We have several internal gantry cranes with capacity up to 20,000kg, designed to handle sensitive equipment in inclement weather, and several forklift trucks from 3500kg to 40,000 capacity.

We use only the latest certified and approved securing systems, offering cost-effective lashing of loads for safe and damage-free container transport and bulk cargo handling to shipping standards. Our team can travel to manufacturers’ premises nationwide for container loading and container stuffing.

Using our own transhipping fleet, we can collect import containers from the quay and unload them at our facility for you to collect, or arrange for them to be distributed to you. We can also provide short or long term internal and external storage.

On top of container loading, de-vanning, containerisation, consolidation, and distribution we are also able to provide the recovery, transport, and de-vanning of damaged containers and/or goods contained within the container which have been damaged during transport. With facilities for the operations to be witnessed by appointed people, the careful removal of damaged goods can be witnessed by insurance and customer representatives.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here at JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd, we can handle and store shipments that other forwarders cannot. Our team of cargo handling experts ensure cargo is transported safely – avoiding delays and obstacles.

Our cargo handling services are great for managing loads of all shapes and sizes. We provide a cost-effective solution for handling large, heavy or bulky cargo and import containers, as well as damaged containers.

When it comes to cargo handling, no two projects are ever the same. At JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd, we aim to deliver cargo as quickly and safely as possible. We can provide a cargo handling service that suits your needs, ensuring consignments are delivered within the agreed time slot.

Cargo handling includes loading and unloading freight, picking and sorting goods, and conveying consignments from one location to another using specialist equipment.

As part of our cargo handling service, here at JB Rawcliffe, we ensure maximum protection for your goods.

We’ll pack your cargo securely on all sides in the container with the appropriate packing. This will prevent your goods from any movement during transit, and eliminate moisture damage when transporting cargo through wind, rain, hail, fog, snow, or extreme temperatures

Equipped with heavy-duty locks, we can assure you that your goods will be protected against tampering, damage, and contamination, too.

Our transport specialists are fully trained on how to operate cargo handling equipment correctly and safely – including (but not limited to) crawler cranes, gantry cranes, and forklifts, to name just a few.

To find out more about our cargo handling service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The price you’ll pay for cargo handling can vary depending on several factors, including the size and weight of your cargo, as well as when and where the parcel needs to be shipped.

For instance, if you need to transport large, cumbersome items from one location to the next, you’ll likely pay more than you would to send a smaller, lightweight parcel.

Likewise, if there is a long distance between where the package is being dispatched from and its destination, you can expect to be charged extra.

When you make JB Rawcliffe your first choice for cargo handling, you’re guaranteed a cost-effective service that’s tailored to your needs.

Why not talk to the team today? We’ll discuss your requirements in further detail and provide a fair yet competitive quote for cargo handling.

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