Modern equipment enhances efficiencies in logistics

BLT WORLD has recently delivered a new Meclift ML1812R multi-purpose forklift truck to freight management and logistics specialists – Intermodal Connections.

This multi-purpose reach truck, with a lift height of 6 m, is the only machine in the lifting capacity range of 18 tons, that can be operated inside containers, for easy loading and unloading of cargo.


“Reliable handling equipment plays a critical role enabling Intermodal Connections to provide the highest standard of service in an extremely demanding, time-sensitive environment. Many of our customers are exporters and importers in competitive markets and require absolute reliability in every part of the supply chain, to ensure cargo reaches its destination safely, in the most efficient and cost-effective manner,” explains Jo-Ann Mouritzen, managing director, Intermodal Connections. “Our first capital equipment investment in 2014, was a 45 T container handler that has since been enhanced by advanced materials handling machines, including variable reach trucks and forklifts.

“The investment in our new Meclift ML1812R variable reach truck has made it possible for us to handle a broader range of project cargo, steel plates and coils increasing our flexibility and improving overall productivity. These compact and robust reach trucks have been designed to move safely and swiftly in confined spaces. Specialised lifting attachments enable one machine to handle paper reels, automotive coils, steel plates and project cargoes, safely and efficiently. By combining the strength of robust handling attachments and the extended reaching ability of our latest Meclift reach truck, cargo handling operations are safer, faster and more cost efficient.” 

BLT WORLD, which supplies a range of specialist materials handling equipment to diverse industries throughout Africa, provided operator training to the Intermodal Connections team, to ensure high efficiencies and enhances safety on site. The company also offers a technical advisory, spare parts and support service. 

Intermodal Connections efficiently handles all aspects of logistics and shipments, to ensure optimum efficiency of domestic and international trade

The company’s cargo handling services include the handling of unitised commodities and breakbulk cargoes, unpacking and repacking of containers and cross docking. A dependable freight, stock and document management completes our supply chain service, to and from any destination in the world.



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