Port Elizabeth-based Versatile Container Handling has developed a distribution system which creates new opportunities for companies delivering a number of smaller loads to different geographic areas.
The system uses a suite of branded containers instead of a fleet of trucks and trailers. Sidelifters or trailer-mounted container lifters, unlock huge potential in hub and spoke supply-chain service delivery,” says Harry Finlayson, International Sales Manager for VCH in South Africa.
“Too many logistics systems rely on expensive truck and trailer configurations for small deliveries. This costly rig is out all day servicing a restricted suburb or zone delivering or fetching loads which can be handled more cost-effectively by smaller vehicles,” he says.
Using the SIDELIFTER system, distributors can load two twenty foot or one forty foot container on the Sidelifter trailer, place them on the ground at a central point in the delivery zone, and then return to the warehouse for the next load with the previous day’s container.