Forklift Finder Services are pleased to be part of the Portside success story. Together with Michael Dann of the Lewis Group at Portside they came up with a speedy hold load/ unload system, and supply a rental fleet of well maintained forklift machines for the busy prize-winning Port.

The $750 million development of the Brisbane Cruise Terminal was completed in 2006. The cruise ship terminal is capable of accommodating ships up to 270 metres in length. Ocean liners, super yachts and expedition ships dock at its international wharf on average once a week. In its first year of operation, the cruise terminal hosted 55 ships, making Brisbane the second largest cruise port in Australia.

Nationwide-Lewis Group Services manage the services of the cruise ships at the Brisbane Cruise Terminal, and have a proud record of never having had a vessel delayed in departure due to stevedoring operations. This experience contributed to the Brisbane Cruise Terminal receiving the Most Efficient Port Services 2008 for delivering a service level beyond expectations.

We speak to Michael Dann, who manages stevedoring operations.“In 2006 Forklift Finder Services first supplied 6 machines for our busy operation. Our company is responsible for the full turnaround of all cruise ships berthing at Portside Wharf. In early 2010, we increased our fleet to 8 forklifts, in line with the larger cruise ships calling at Brisbane, and then increased this by another forklift for the last 3 seasons during the peak of the cruising season.”

“I have found the forklifts to be reliable and of good quality. All the forklifts are serviced well within the required guidelines, ensuring no loss of downtime. Forklift Finders staff are contactable around the clock to answer any issue that may arise, no matter how small.
I cannot fault the equipment or service provided by Forklift Finders to our company.” Michael Dann , Lewis Group Services
Forklift Finder Services have a vast range of great ready to work new, used and rental forklifts – from Electric, Diesel and LPG Forklifts to versatile 4WD Units and high capacity Container Handlers .