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innovative freIght solution CASE STUDY

Visy Logistics worked closely with our customer and supplier to design a cutting-edge road freight option specifically tailored to meet our customer’s needs.

 

INNOVATIVE FREIGHT SOLUTION

Visy Logistics worked closely with our customer and supplier to design a cutting-edge road freight option specifically tailored to meet our customer’s needs.

Challenge:

Our customer, a manufacturer of steel, tube and pipe,required a road freight option that allows for top‐loading of pipe and tube product from Brisbane to Melbourne. They were looking for a safe, sustainable and economical freight solution.

Solution:

Through the collaboration process a solution was designed that allows for top‐loading of the pipe and tube product for interstate transport, with a return journey utilising side‐loading of our own large paper reels, providing an economic and sustainable benefit to the arrangement.

Working in partnership with our customer and supplier, a new vehicle design solution was then created that maximises freight carrying performance, while meeting all applicable regulations. The innovative design features include:

• Top and side loading options, and retractable roof bow arms, for maximum loading flexibility

• Higher payloads up to 40 tonnes allowing for greater freight movement per trip

• Razor roll top roof style for quicker turnaround and unloading efficiency

• Increased safety with an in‐built Web Rail System for working at heights on the trailer deck,remote controlled roof system, along with reduced driver interaction in opening and closing of trailers

• Greater fuel efficiency and sustainability through in cab smart telematics for axle weight distribution

• Quality assurance with trailers’ water pressure tested to ensure product is kept dry

The design solution is approved to Performance Based Standards (PBS), ensuring a freight option for our customer that is productive and sustainable, and tested to rigorous safety standards.

A successful outcome for our customer:

Providing capacity for our customer to move 24,000 tonnes of pipe and tube per annum from Brisbane to Melbourne through the freight design solution, with Visy’s fleet of 11 x B‐Double vehicles providing up to 14 deliveries per week (700 shipments per year)

• The fleet provides our customer with increased vehicle availability, providing on time deliveries and lead times under two days

• Gate to gate turnaround times have improved for our customer, thanks to increased loading and unloading efficiencies

• Each vehicle can carry up to 40 tonnes, reducing the number of vehicles on the road

The successful partnership was driven by a mutual commitment to safety, productivity and sustainability, and a shared vision for steel freight innovation and the future of transport.

The successful partnership was driven by a mutual commitment to safety, productivity and sustainability, and a shared vision for freight innovation and the future of transport.
 

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