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Containers are widely used by businesses in the haulage industry. They not only provide a way to effectively and safely transport items but also offer opportunities for operational efficiency too. Almost anything can be transported in containers and that’s why they have become such a popular solution for haulage companies. These are just some of the benefits that containers have introduced for the haulage industry.
Using containers for goods transportation provides a way to move goods at a low cost. Containers offer an opportunity for haulage companies to minimise outgoings and there is a competitive advantage in being able to pass these reduced costs on to customers. As a result, both the sender and receiver of items that are transported in containers can pay less.
Enabling fast transportation
The shape and design of containers make them simple for haulage companies to deal with, both in terms of safe handling and also effective use of space. Containers reduce the potential for issues that can arise with non-standard transportation options so that items can be shipped quickly to their destination. This is particularly so with respect to any formalities that may be necessary for border crossing. When containers are used, all necessary information is provided on the outside of the container, easily accessible by customs authorities for instant checks.
A secure option
Protecting goods that are being transported is a crucial part of any haulage company’s business. Damage caused by inadequate arrangements could be costly. One of the benefits of working with containers is that they provide a high degree of security for transported goods. Once the container is sealed, the items inside are completely protected from the impact of bad weather, temperature change and even an emergency situation such as a fire. Sealed containers also protect their contents against mishandling, which has the potential to cause significant damage. Not only that but containers also provide protection against theft – once sealed there is a robust physical barrier ensuring that goods can’t simply be taken by others.
Versatile and environmentally friendly
Containers can help to support lower energy consumption in the haulage industry. They are also incredibly versatile, as they are ideal for moving goods both short and long distances, whether items are being moved a few hours away or over borders into another country. This versatility extends to what containers can be used to carry too. They are just as effective at carrying perishable items such as food stuffs as household goods or electrical appliances. Plus, their robust and secure design means that they can also be used to accommodate solid goods or liquid goods, even dangerous liquid goods such as hydrocarbons and chemicals.
Containers are the ideal solution for any haulage company, as they provide a secure way to transport goods to any location. They are cost effective, both for haulage businesses and for customers, and can carry just about any type of goods thanks to their incredibly versatile design.
With up to 5,000 new loads per day, saving over 250 million miles per year, the impact for the UK's Carbon footprint alone is huge.