Toll Tasmania has been honoured as winner in the Australian Freight Industry Award’s first Transport and Logistics Waste Award category for its innovative new multimodal Scrap Box container design – providing a sustainable solution to reduce supply chain waste in the scrap metal recycling industry. Toll Tasmania’s Scrap Box was also nominated as finalist in the Best Practice Safety Award category.
The multi-purpose Scrap Box design creates greater sea freight transport capacity for all industries that ship cargo across the Bass Strait. The previous container design was only suitable for scrap metal transportation, but the new design caters to general freight and has eliminated 2,500 empty containers per year for Toll Shipping.
The higher-capacity container design now allows up to 40 per cent more scrap metal freight to be transported, at no extra cost to the customer. A new removable lid incorporated in the design allows containers to be stacked to create further capacity on the ship.
Almost 200,000 kilometres of truck movements have been taken off Tasmanian roads each year, reducing environmental impact - thanks to the larger multi-purpose design, a lid enabling more scrap metal to be safely loaded, and no empty running.
Toll Tasmania General Manager, Steve Borg, praised the working team for their valuable contribution to reducing supply chain waste and creating a sustainable solution for the scrap metal industry.
“Toll Tasmania worked with customers and industry experts to engineer the Scrap Box. I would like to thank Freightquip, One Stop Metal Recycling Tasmania and OneSteel Laverton for their input and collaboration” Mr Borg said.
“I would like to thank the Toll Tasmania team for their ongoing dedication and teamwork on the Scrap Box solution.”
“Toll Tasmania is proud to be one of two recipients of this esteemed Australian Freight Industry Award. We will continue collaborating with customers and experts in both the steel and transport industries to improve supply chain waste.”
In August Toll Tasmania’s Scrap Box was also honoured for achievements in safety at the Australian steel industry at the 2016 Steel Transport Safety Network Logistics Safety & Environment Awards. The Scrap Box was recognised with a High Commendation in the Safety Improvement Initiative Award category for improving safety in the workplace, on the roads and at sea.
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An innovative solution helping us service the Australian scrap metal industry.
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