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The Loading & Unloading Specialists

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Platform Scheme - July 2013

A client (The London Taxi Company) required a raised loading area to expand and improve their (un)loading facilities. A main requirement was to unload long / tall items quickly and safely from shipping containers.

We provided a scheme that included a 7.2x3.6m loading platform, with Aluminium dockboard, an access ramp and removable handrails to allow items to be unloaded from the side.
The schemes are simply bolted in place and can easily be moved to an alternative location if required in future.

We provided a scheme that included a 7.2x3.6m loading platform, with aluminium dockboard, an access ramp and removable handrails to allow items to be unloaded from the side.

The schemes are simply bolted in place and can easily be moved to an alternative location if required in future.

The scheme consisted of:

  • 1 x Deluxe Type 6 Access Ramp.
  • Expoxy/grit (Bimagrip) antislip surface to the platforms, and stairs.
  • The ramp has the standard expanded metal decking to maximise traction on the incline.
  • An overall platform size of 7.2x3.6m.
  • A platform height of 1500mm to suit container access.
  • A high tensile aluminium dockboard 2150x610mm.
  • Access steps to allow safe access to the platforms.
  • Removable handrails and D-Section bumpers to one side of the platform.
  • 6000Kg SWL.
  • Flared alignment curbs to ensure correct vehicle position.
  • A pair of bollards either side of the ramp.


Long/tall items are unloaded horizontally from the containers.


They are then lowered to ground level from the side of the platform, maximising speed of unloading.


The above image shows the removable handrails and D-Section bumper fitted to the side of the platform.


The side unloading facility is used for both chassis and vehicle bodies.


The above image shows the dockboard in the stored position.
A Standard Electro Hydraulic Dock leveller was not required as the platform always serves containers of a similar height.


The above image shows the difference between the bimagrip antislip and the expanded metal decking on the access ramp.


Rendered images were provided to the client prior to manufacture.