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for some ti me and allow vessels to be discharged round the clock. Vessels are increasing in size all the ti me and can carry up to 20,000 containers, which contributes to faster freight handling. “SCA Logisti cs’ terminal is built to handle all types of cargo, from RoRo vessels, containers and open hatch to specialised vessels,” says Buist, who adds that containerisati on is growing and also having an impact on SCA’s core operati ons. “It gives us more opportuniti es to move cargo from road to rail or

water. SCA Logisti cs will therefore increase containerised volumes and reduce RoRo traffi c correspondingly between Sundsvall, Umeå, London and Rott erdam. To allow for this development, SCA Logisti cs’ existi ng container route between Sundsvall, Umeå, Rott erdam and St Petersburg will be expanded.”

Higher quality is the biggest gain Containerisation has many advantages. One important aspect is that there is a uniform

load unit that functions all over the world. This standardisation gives competitive advantages since the container copes successfully with many different systems on one and the same trip.

No trans-shipments, no unnecessary wear on the goods Mikael Högström, sales manager at SCA Logistics, says: “We see containers taking market shares from other

transport modes. More and more consignees can unload and handle containers, which in turn opens new doors for our customers. It’s not a special product that requires special transportation. Quality is another important aspect in transportation and in that respect containers are a safe and reliable alternative compared to other modes of transport.” • This article was first published in SCA’s New Ways magazine

November/December 2016

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