Ports & Railways
With global economy vast majority of goods travel between countries and continents by sea. When leaving and reaching their destination, ports and bulk terminals are the conduit through which everything must pass.
In ports around the world Stothert & Pitt dockside cranes, are to be found still giving service after 30, 40, even 50 years. Today, Stothert & Pitt produce multi-purpose cranes.
Claudius Peters on the other hand provides stockyard and silo systems for storage and distribution of bulk materials at terminals, whilst Clarke Chapman provides crane relocation and refurbishment services and facilities management to the ports industry.
When the UK railway industry began upgrading the national network, replacing thousands of miles of track presented a huge logistical challenge. By producing rail in 250 metre lengths, however, the task could be made manageable. But how were tens of thousands of tonnes of rail to be delivered in these lengths? It was Cowans Sheldon. one of the railway industry’s oldest companies that provided the solution; the Long Rail Delivery System (LRDS) a specially developed automated train, capable of delivering mile after mile of rail each day.
Similarly innovative, Cowans Sheldon have developed a water-jetting system to tackle the problem of leaves on the line in Autumn a debilitating phenomenen capable of grinding trains to a crawl in its worst extremes.