Which is the fastest freight elevator on the West Coast?
The West Coast’s largest freight elevator company, Harbor Freight, recently told Recode it is using a faster, higher-capacity elevator that will start shipping freight by the end of the year.
The new elevator, dubbed the Sander, will also carry more freight, but it will have a lower capacity of 3,000 tons.
The company said it has spent about $2 billion to upgrade the elevators at a number of facilities in the U.S. and Canada, including at its Seattle-Tacoma hub.
The Sander’s capacity will be about 3,200 tons per hour, up from 1,500 tons per day, the company said.
“The new elevator will be more robust than the Sender, and it will also be able to handle larger volumes and be more reliable,” Harbor Freights CEO and president Tom Wiltse said in a statement.
“As the Sager’s speed and capacity continue to grow, we expect the Saver to continue to increase its capacity.”
The Saver will replace the Sauer Elevator, which will replace its Tacoma, Washington hub by 2021.
The Tacoma-based elevator company is the fourth-largest elevator company in the world.
The current Saver is the third-largest in the country.
The two other companies that compete for business in the West are Ferro-Coal and CTS Elevators, according to the Recode data.
Wiltsel said that the Sacer will be a better choice for a large freight center, which has more freight than most smaller towns and cities in the region.
“This is not a big project,” Wiltsem said.
The Seattle-based firm, which is owned by billionaire Tom Perkins, will replace a long-standing business that was founded in 1914 and now has about $300 million in annual revenue, according a report from Bloomberg.
“Our vision is to provide a new, faster and more efficient way to move goods,” Perkins said in the Bloomberg report.
“A more efficient system is one we believe will drive a better economic and environmental future for the region.”