Station support and resupply vehicles

Unloading cargo from the ship fast in the ice to a waiting truck
Unloading cargo during an over-ice resupply at Davis. (Photo: Bill DeB)
Shipping container is lowered on to the bround by crane.

Vehicles used for resupply

A range of vehicles is employed to transfer cargo from the resupply vessels.

These include:

  • Grove 30 tonne cranes
  • Caterpillar 950 and IT62 loaders
  • Caterpillar 518 skidders
  • 20 tonne trailers
  • Container lifting trailers

Smaller machinery such as JCB Loadalls and Crown electric forks are used to unload containers and handle the cargo in storage areas.