Specialised Container Agencies (SCA) has developed SCA Intermodal Side Tipper Bins that provide efficient bulk handling rail solutions, encouraging greater utilisation of rail wagon container haulage.
“SCA’s Intermodal Side Tipper Bins ensure quick, safe and cost-efficient bulk handling in rail and road applications. What’s notable is that this system increases payload on rail wagons – from 54 metric tons to 60 metric tons. A single tipper bin is able to hold 30 metric tons for road transport,” explains Dirch Olsen, director, Specialised Container Agencies. “Robust Intermodal Side Tipper Bins are easily handled onto container rail wagons and road trucks by a container handler.
“Side Tipper Bins have been designed for rapid and efficient off-loading of materials from rail wagons and road trucks, using specially designed hydraulic tipping cylinders.
“An important feature of Intermodal Side Tipper Bins - which can be stacked four-high for storage - is they can be used for road and rail transport, without the need for investment in double handling cargo. This system is boosting the utilisation of rail infrastructure, which significantly reduces transport costs, decreases national road congestion, and minimises product damage.
“In areas that are not fully serviced by rail, the intermodal side tipper can be loaded onto road transport for closed loop, short-haul operations. Road vehicles are then used to carry the tipper bin containing bulk material to the railhead.”
For the transporter, benefits are lower operating costs, minimal cargo loss, and weather-proof tarpaulins ensure product integrity during transport. Advantages also include cost-efficient, easy handling of bulk, improved safety for drivers, vehicles and cargo, as well as reduced insurance premiums.
Dirch Olsen, Director, Specialised Container Agencies (Pty) Ltd
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