The Mill, Heathrow, Staines

Boxtor provided our customer with several brand new 20’ storage containers and 1 x 40’ storage container for the site in Heathrow. One of the 20’ containers had to be pushed over a narrow bridge on skates. A forklift had to be used as a HIAB lorry was too heavy and too large to go over the bridge.
The container was perfectly placed to the floor as per our customers requirements.

Boxtor prides itself in a ‘never give up’ attitude when it comes to delivering our containers to our customers sites.

We recently supplied 1 x new 20′ standard shipping container from our Felixstowe depot and 1 x new standard 40′ shipping container from our Southampton depot for
a site near Heathrow airport. However, this was not the most straightforward of deliveries!

THE CHALLENGE: A WEIGHT RESTRICTED BRIDGE WITH LIMITED ACCESS

The picture shows the skates used to safely move the 20ft unit over the bridge.

Our customer required their new 20′ container to be placed to the ground on the other side of a 17.5 Tonne weight restricted bridge. The problem is, HIAB lorry’s
weigh over 17 tonnes without the container loaded, therefore we could not get the lorry and container safely over the bridge together. The access was also very tight for a lorry with the width of the bridge posing problems too. So, after a site visit by one of our hauliers, David Watson Transport, they willingly took on the challenging job. Read on below to find out!

 

THE ANSWER:

DW Transport decided to lift the container off the lorry, place the container on ‘skate’ and push the 20ft unit over the bridge using a small forklift on site. With the assistance of both the driver and site manager, they successfully squeezed this brand new dark green container over the narrow bridge. As you can see in the pictures attached to this post, there were only a few inches to spare either side of the container!!!

The sites forklift proved vital to move the 20ft over the bridge.

A huge thank you must go to the guys @ David Watson Transport for assisting with this unusual delivery and safely getting the box ‘in situ’ in its required position off the back of their rigid HIAB lorry.

The 40ft container followed a few days later on an articulated HIAB lorry and was safely placed to the floor after another 20ft container was moved a few feet to the left hand side to make space for the latest addition!

 

THE RESULT:

  • 2 x NEW CONTAINERS SUPPLIED AND 1 x CONTAINER MOVED
  • 2 x LORRYS AND 1 FORKLIFT USED
  • 1 HAPPY CUSTOMER! 🙂