Port terminals require a variety of specialized material handling equipment to keep containers moving between the sea, road and rail. Container handlers are a particular type of forklift designed to efficiently lift, handle and move shipping containers to optimize storage in port settings. These vehicles come in two types: empty container handlers and loaded container handlers.
Empty container handlers, or lift trucks, remove and store space-wasting containers that have been emptied of cargo. These vehicles display exceptional maneuverability to quickly and precisely stack empty containers. Made to be extremely durable and long-lasting, an empty container handler comes with a load capacity of eight to 10 tons, and some models can stack up to eight containers in one stack.