Lifting the load on investment for our Grangemouth depot

Investing in top-of-the-line equipment has always been a key priority for our team. That’s why we have purchased a new single-point lifting frame, the second in a series of significant investments in new equipment for our base in Grangemouth. This five-figure investment comes after the purchase of three new Dennison skeletal sliding trailers earlier this year, furthering the capabilities of our central logistics hub in Grangemouth.

With a maximum centre load of 31.5 tonnes, the new lifting frame gives our Grangemouth hauliers a lifting capacity of 31.5 tonnes SWL (Safe Working Load) via the hook, and 40.0 tonnes SWL for the frame when the load is applied uniformly and symmetrically. This increased lifting capacity will make loading and offloading faster, more efficient, and safer for our crew.

The new equipment will also increase the number of out-of-gauge (OOG) loads that we can complete, driving more demand for our specialist step frames and low loaders loading to and from Grangemouth. As a result, we’ve now entered into discussions with several major shipping lines to become the main LLS facility within Scotland for OOG cargo.

Our Business Development Manager, Richard Workman said, “This single-point lifting frame enables us to carry out safe lifts on many oilwell products weighing up to 31.5 tonnes that require a single-point lift. And with various shackle points down each side of the frame, we are able to lift many different types of equipment of various sizes.

“Our Grangemouth team currently provides an exceptional load/lash and devanning service that consistently exceeds customers’ expectations, and with the addition of the new lifting frame, our operators can significantly increase the volume of loads through Grangemouth docks, ensuring future stability and employment opportunities in the area.”

We have always been committed to investing in new technology and equipment so that our team is equipped with the best tools for the job. This has allowed us to remain competitive and provide innovative solutions that deliver real value to our clients.

This year marks a special milestone in the evolution of Dyce Carriers as we celebrate 50 years in business, having grown from a humble haulage company run out of the Moir’s family home in Aberdeen to a national name, with four bases in the UK and a fleet of over 100 vehicles.

Still run by the Moir family today, we have always remained true to our roots,  putting customers first and maintaining the same high standards of service that have been our hallmark from the very beginning.

Our continued dedication to excellence, commitment to ongoing investment, and forward-thinking approach to business,  will continue to drive growth and success in the years to come.

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