Barge Solutions

In traditional barge transport, complete truck and trailer units are shifted via barge. This means the load carrying capacity of the barge is greatly reduced, as each truck and trailer takes up valuable space and weight. Sidelifters give barge operators a significantly more efficient transport solution. Because the STEELBRO Sidelifter can unload its containers directly onto the barge, the load capacity of the barge is doubled, raising productivity and enabling more profitable outcomes.

  • Sidelifters can double stack containers onto the barge, enabling it to carry two full levels of containers.
  • Eliminates the weight of trailer and truck units, so more capacity can be dedicated to goods.
  • A Sidelifter can be transported with the barge for unloading and transfers to other transportation modes at the destination.
  • Commonly used in South America – and useful anywhere that barge transport forms part of the logistics chain.
  • Sidelifters can adapt to carry a range of containerised loads as well as fuel tanks and other hazardous goods.

Case studies

  • Steelbro Sidelifter Increases Productivity of Barge Operation
    2 Feb 2017

    Majonav were looking for a loading solution that maximized capacity and minimized the weight of the cargo.  Traditional methods such as reach stackers cannot be used due to the weight damaging both the surface and the bottom of the barges.  Majonav found a perfect solution by using Steelbro sidelifters, these can easily enter the barge, drop the container, or double stack it, and leave to do another job.