Container services depot acquires new ECHs

SHUMANI Industrial Equipment has supplied two Kalmar Empty Container Handlers (ECHs) to Grindrod division United Container Depot (UCD). Shumani is the official distributor of Kalmar reach stackers and ECHs in South Africa and currently holds the biggest fleet of Kalmar port equipment in the country.

“It is with great pleasure to have Shumani handle our ECH requirements, as we have received impeccable service from them to date. For this reason, we trust them with our continued business,” says UCD asset manager, Liven Gounden.

Established in 1984, UCD services storage and handling containers for the world’s major shipping lines. The company performs mechanical and structural repairs to containers in accordance with IICL standards.

In addition, UCD’s depots have designated repair areas with teams of qualified artisans present for the sole purpose of performing container repairs and reworking programmes. The depots all have designated wash bay areas for the cleaning of containers.

“We are the fastest growing forklift company in South Africa, with a wide range of industrial equipment for any business operating in our market,” says Shumani MD Victor Nemukula. “We are proud to have been supplying Kalmar reach stackers for over eight years, as well as having the largest short-term fleet of this equipment in South Africa.

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