FOLLOWING ON FROM OUR POST APRIL 2023
One of the major H& S risks within our business is our traffic management in terms of the operational activity that takes place with regards to Full Container Load movements.
To reduce the number of parties utilising our yards whilst ensuring that SCS have greater control over container movements to our sites, SCS has contracted a single partner to manage container cartage on our behalf: Cargo Plus.
- Over the next 2 months we will be rolling out this initiative across our sites.
- You will be contacted directly by your business manager to discuss the process, detail and implementation steps.
- We intend this to be cost neutral or present savings against your current provider’s rates and will negotiate with you on this basis.
Just to reiterate and highlight the risks in detail where SCS doesn’t have control over container movements to our sites:
1. Devanning of Full Container Loads (FCL)
a. SCS often use contractors for the Devanning of FCL which creates risk as we have a shared PCBU status.
2. Freight Arrival
a. Predominantly we receive Full Container Loads (20ft | 40ft)
b. LCL and Airfreight
c. Each of our clients has a different carrier which is mainly determined by your International Freight Forwarders. (IFF)
3. Freight Departure
a. NZ Post, Daily Freight – Main Freight, Bascik and Kamush are SCS main carriers.
b. We are also using Onsend, Toll and a few other customer collections.
c. FCL Carriers determined by IFF collects empty containers for de-hire.
4. Movement within our facilities
a. We have a large amount of MHE (hoist) and Truck movements within our facilities, this presents one of the biggest risk factors at SCS.
i. Devanning | Consolidation of FCL
ii. Truck Loading and Unloading of LCL
Key benefits and risk mitigation that will be an outcome of the change:
1. Improved safety: H&S Risk mitigation with our traffic management, when using a single provider there is clearer transparency on reporting and responsibility resulting in better management and a safer environment.
2. Better control: SCS will create efficiency of the grid spaces by less redundancy (i.e., delivery and collection at the same time and no waiting between a truck clearing and the next replacing)
3. Ease of access to our facilities: As SCS will be controlling the FCL Carrier movements we will be looking to allow 24/7 access to the yard for the potential trucking company, this will improve flow as they can operate in the least congested
period of the day.
4. Potentially decreased TAT: With improved container flow this will enable us to Devan and make stock available faster than currently possible, especially during the peak season.
5. Decreased Bottlenecks: A requirement of the selected trucking company will be that they have their own yard. This will be a Detention and Demurrage buffer when ports are struggling with volumes, again especially around the peak season.
6. Cost Neutral or Savings: With the aggregation across all our volumes, we will aim to negotiate rates that will enable us to pass on commercial benefits to our customers.
We aim to make the transition seamless, if you have any feedback and or comments please reach out to your business manager.