Monday, September 13, 2010

European Trailer Operators Enlarge Freight Fleet

Ten New Curtainsiders for Bakro
Shipping News Feature

EUROPE – Having recently opened new facilities in Felixstowe and Rotterdam European ferry freight specialists specialists Bakro International Transport have bought ten new curtainsider Euroliners from Schmitz Cargobull which will be used to provide full load, part load and cargo groupage consolidation services to and from Holland, Belgium and the Ruhr area of Germany to a number of diverse clients.

Having undertaken a thorough assessment of the trailer market, Bakro decided to order Schmitz Cargobull’s Euroliner models fitted with a sliding roof. The design of the trailers enables Bakro to load and unload from the side, through the rear (by forklift truck or other pallet handling equipment) and, thanks to the sliding roof, from above. This means that a wide variety of goods can be loaded efficiently and safely.

The new curtainsiders have been built using Schmitz Cargobull’s pioneering and patented bolted and galvanized production technique and the process removes the need for any welding and, therefore, results in consistently high product quality and greater production flexibility. The galvanizing operation ensures that there is no corrosion within the joint when two parts of the trailer are brought together. Schmitz Cargobull offers a 10 year anti-corrosion warranty on the galvanized chassis as standard.

The bolted trailer manufacturing process brings a number of noteworthy advantages to trailer users, not the least of which is the fact that bolted trailers are quickly repaired if they become damaged. For the user this means significantly less downtime, and this was a significant influence on Bakro who have liveried all the trucks in their distinctive blue and yellow logo against a grey background.