Pioneering green delivery method set to revolutionise the market
Wienerberger, the leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping solutions, has introduced a new pioneering sustainable delivery service designed to meet the growing customer demand for brick products in the UK.
The service was launched for the first time this month using a coaster vessel capable of negotiating both inland waterways and open sea conditions to transport almost 700,000 Dorchester red bricks from Haaften, Netherlands to Ipswich, UK – paving the way in terms of sustainable delivery solutions.
Carrying the equivalent of 49 road truckloads, Wienerberger’s pioneering delivery service offers a green alternative to traditional delivery methods, reducing road haulage totals by 2,156 miles every consignment.
Unlike conventional RoRo shipping methods, the brick specialist’s new service uses smaller vessels but utilises the maximum space available – reducing pollution and saving over 75,000 road miles per year.
The service is not restricted by traditional shipping operator’s set timetables, cutting out part-loads and offering ultimate flexibility when it comes to delivery times.
Further ‘green’ savings are made at the docks with the elimination of flats, cutting back on the equivalent of shipping 6,362 tonnes of steel containers each year.
Melvyn Smith, Commercial Services Manager at Wieneberger commented:
The quality of the product and service that we offer our customers is of the utmost importance to us and we’re constantly looking to develop new progressive ways to exceed industry standards.
As the popularity in clay brick products continues to increase, it’s vital that we develop sustainable and reliable methods of transporting an increasingly wide range of products that are also capable of meeting demand.
Our new green delivery service will improve and revolutionise the way we supply our customers to ensure we are able to deliver our products in an efficient and sustainable way.