Freight Case Study
The request for deliveries to a loading dock at a new complex seemed straight forward. After asking for further information about the facilities we discovered there were no store personnel to receive the goods and no lifting aids to unload. We were also informed that the building was a high security site and ID checks and safety plans were required whilst working on the premises. The shipment was in excess of 100 Tonne and crates 6 meters in length.
After consultation with our client, a decision was made to conduct a site inspection which revealed much about the specific delivery requirement. We assessed all options, broke down individual components and put together a detailed delivery plan.
Without a forklift on site, the goods were unloaded by a hydraulic tail gate and two trolley pallet jacks were used to manoeuvre the smaller size crates into position. A forklift was arranged onsite to unload the 6mt lengths and again positioned using trolley jacks.
The above procedure was successfully repeated through multiple shipments and coordinated effectively using the most efficient and cost saving methods. All associated risks were defined in advance and documented ensuring safety procedures were adhered to at all times. The initial process and time obtaining accurate information before the deliveries commenced saved time, ensured transparency across stakeholders and ensured we delivered what was promised. Importantly we delivered on time and on budget.
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