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23rd January 1970
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• A new subsidiary company. Winn International Services Ltd., has been formed by Winn Industries Ltd. to provide complementary services to the container leasing and repair facilities already offered by another subsidiary, Winn International Containers Ltd. lthe subject of a feature on page 44).

The new company will be responsible for the stuffing and unstuffing of groupage containers. sorting, warehousing and loading on behalf of container operators. Customs clearance facilities for small consignments passing through Parkeston Quay will also be offered.

These services will replace the break bulk service previously operated by British Railways for conventional cargo ships.

Winn International Services have a warehouse and compound known as Transit Shed No. 12 at Station road, Parkeston. Essex.

CTI expands in Europe

• The American container leasing company Container Transport International Inc. (CTI) expects to triple the size of its European leasing fleet in 1970 when 6,000 new containers will be added to the fleet at points where the demand is greatest. namely the UK, Japan and some Continental countries: 8ft and 8ft 6in. high models will be offered.

The company has 200 depots in Europe with its European headquarters in London, where it is proposed to set up the first of its satellite computer stations.

Watch where you're going!

• To spotlight some of the common causes of accidents in factories and warehouses, the British Safety Council has adopted, for its safety theme for January, mechanical handling and transport. The intention is to emphasize errors in fork-lift truck driving— for example, one of the cardinal sins is to drive with the forks raised. with or without a load. "It is essential", says the Council, "that the driver pay full attention to where he is going and if the load is so high that he cannot see over it even when carried correctly —as close to the ground as possible—then he should drive the truck backwards thus giving himself a clear view at intersections.",

Hazards such as these are warned against in posters, booklets and other promotional material issued by the Council this month. Others are: overloading the truck, giving lifts to employees, travelling under low overhangs. travelling on inclines and unstable loading.

"Above all", stresses the Council. "the only man who should be allowed to drive a forklift truck must be a trained driver, and when he leaves the vehicle the ignition key must be kept in his possession or by another authorized person."

Savings in sack loads

• The installation of Load-Lok cargo retaining winches, manufactured by Pakord Ltd., Basingstoke, is said to have resulted in vehicle operating economies for Sax Market (Poole) Ltd.

Sax Market, which specializes in the cleaning, reprocessing and repair of sacks, claims savings of over two-thirds in load securing times on a 20ft platform vehicle fitted with three winches. This represents a saving of half an hour every time a vehicle is loaded and a greater saving when unloading.

The winches are welded to the frame of the vehicle immediately below the level of the platform. Each winch holds up to 30ft of 10,000lb abrasion-resistant nylon webbing. The webbing is rot proof and offers a wide, flat surface giving stability and protection for damageable loads.


Organisations: British Safety Council
People: David New
Locations: London

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