CGP Coating Innovation

PALLET-LESS TRANSPORT

On import, do you handle the reception of bulk-loaded maritime containers?
Manual container unloading operations are costly in terms of:

  •  Container immobilization time 
  •  Labor time: Salary costs of handlers. 

 

In addition to the direct costs, the indirect costs of unloading operations are high:

  •  Work hardness multiplies the direct costs by a factor between 2 and 6. 
  •  50% of time off work for order preparation and handling staff is caused by manual truck and container loading and unloading operations. 
  •  The contribution rate due to accidents at work and professional illnesses for this category of worker is 2 to 3 times higher than average. 

 

 

BULK UNLOADING

UNIT LOAD UNLOADING BY FORKLIFT

Average unloading time

4 hours

 

Number of handling operators / forklift drivers

3 or 4

1

Work hardness

Very high

Very low

 

 

 

For export, are you seeking to reduce your transport costs by optimizing loading rate?

  •  Unfortunately, the pallets on which you place your products are not returned to you. This means they constitute a net loss.
  •  Pallets take up precious volume. They occupy up to 5m3 in space and represent a load of up to 1 tonne.

 

Loading plan example

LOADING WITH PALLETS

LOADING WITHOUT PALLETS

Quantity of cases

per pallet

216

252

Quantity of cases

per container

11 232

13 104

Quantity of containers per year

40

34

+ 16.6 % in cases per container

Meaning 6 containers fewer per year

 

The solution: pallet-less transport

The Pallet Less Handling solutions involve inserting slipsheets under the loads in place of pallets. Loads on slipsheets are handled with standard forklift trucks. These forklifts are equipped with specific tools.

The slipsheets enable:

  •  Shippers to load the container with an optimum loading rate.
  •  Recipients to unload the container in 30/45 minutes with a single forklift truck driver.

Find out more about the ECOLOGISTIK slipsheet (link to the ECOLOGISTIK slipsheet page). Contact us to help you set up pallet-less loading solutions.

We will tailor our assistance to meet your needs, from auditing your current situation to provide slipsheet handling tools (Pushpull, Rollerforks).