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William Whyte Cargo Handlers Limited is a family business established in 1983. The core business consists of crane hire & cargo handling along with the following activities.

  • Cargo Handling – Offshore Sector
  • Pipe Handling
  • Storage & Distribution
  • Plant Hire
  • Trained Personnel Provider
  • Personnel Training

Our crane hire and marketing manager both have extensive experience in all aspects of craneage and specialised lifting. Both managers are suitably qualified as appointed persons and banksman / slingers and have operated on many projects on a consultancy basis. We can also supply suitably qualified personnel to assist in operations.
Details of recent experience are as follows.

  • Wind Turbines ( Enercon, Boyndie & Vestas, Campbelltown )
  • Shell Gas Turbine lifts • Exxon Mobil Sage Project St.Fergus
  • Contract lifting gas separation plant (Tandem lift 500t & 120t cranes)
  • De-commisioning Alcan Chemical Plant Burntisland, Fife
  • British Rail De-railments
  • Golden Eye project St.Fergus Gas Plant
  • ABB Vetco Gray , Montrose
  • Contract Lifting
  • MOD Ammunitions – Crombie Depot , Fife
  • Shell UK Maintenance Contract St.Fergus
  • Diageo UK Contract Lifting

William Whyte can supply on request complete method statements and lifting plans for all operations and also have an extensive range of equipment for hire including cabins, containers, lifting beams and specialised lifting equipment


Our yard test bed can support up to 200t manned by qualified engineers.


Whytes provide safe and secure handling of cargo and lifting services to the Construction, Oil and Gas,Power Generation, Rail and Transport, Alternative Energies, Logistics and Port service industries, including:

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