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B Triples Go-Live

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ACFS Port Logistics is proud to announce the approval to operate B Triples on the Port of Brisbane, with the successful trial run complete and now in full time operation.

The journey began 9 months ago when Andrew Rankin from Port of Brisbane and Wayne Jenkins from ACFS started a conversation about continuous improvement. This lead to the B Triple Initiative.

To get the approval to operate the B Triples, it took a team of people with the same drive to make the dream a reality.

Cooperation between Port of Brisbane, NHVR and ACFS was essential in making this happen. A special thank you goes to Nicola Murray from Port of Brisbane that continued Andrew Rankins work with Wayne Jenkins, a big thank you goes to Les Bruzsa from NHVR who was instrumental in acquiring the permits and documents needed. Another big thank you has to go out to Michael Zunker ACFS Driver / Trainer who played a key role in the B Triple journey and was the driver and operator for the B Triple during the trial.

Some of the impressive features of the B Triple are:

  • A combined length of 42m
  • Can carry a total of 6 TEU (e.g. 6x 20ft containers or 3x 40ft containers)
  • Will on average increase productivity and efficiency by 33% per trip.
  • Reduce the carbon emission footprint per container by 33%  per container

ACFS will be working with the terminal operators at the Port of Brisbane to ensure that this vehicle configuration is widely accepted, in order to achieve the above stated benefits. All ACFS depot facilities and empty parks are configured correctly to accommodate, as is AAT as a terminal, whilst DP World and Patrick discussions are progressing well. Hutchison is not in a position to adopt the new Triple configuration.

ACFS Port Logistics has a very strong commitment to innovation through introducing smart process that reduces carbon emissions and increases productivity.  This is part of the values we incorporate in our daily drive for a #betterway forward.