In 2017, a total of 552.000 tank containers were used. In 2018, a total of 59.700 new units were made, 11.000 more than in 2017. At the start of 2019, a total of 607.700 tank containers were in use. Compared to 2018 (552.000 tank containers), a growth rate of 10.81%. According to Global Tank Container Survey, this growth is due to the safe, trustable, sustainable and economically favourable way of transportation. The purchase of tank containers is quite an investment. A tank container is a sustainable way, which lasts for a long time. The profitability of tank containers depends on various factors, such as maintenance and availability.
Tank container transport
Tank container transport happens in various circumstances. Transportation varies in modality and weather conditions. All of these circumstances influence maintenance of the tank containers. Some tank containers need to undergo maintenance or repairs more often than others. Most logistic businesses add the maintenance and repair of tank containers to their general expenses. Usually, it is a massive expense. Adaption developed a specific software module, Maintenance & Repair, to monitor and predict the needs and costs of maintenance. This solution offers companies control of maintenance and repair. Maintenance is scheduled more efficiently to prevent more expensive repairs.
Tank container transport software
In comparison to the transport of a regular container, transporting a tank container requires more attention. Registering and administering necessary information, like hazardous substances, trailers and chassis, is done following pre-set standards. Software that can process this information securely and reliably will lead to fewer mistakes and reduced costs and time. The system uses all available data to predict where and when a tank container needs maintenance. Through extensive analysis, the software predicts when maintenance is necessary. Efficient maintenance planning ensures a higher availability rate of a business’ tank container fleet, which eventually will lead to increased revenue.
“By making very precise analyses we are able to prevent extra repair costs. We can optimize our M&R costs and availability rates”
Chief Information Officer HOYER
Maintenance & Repair
The maintenance of tank containers requires a lot of time, attention and money. Our software uses all available data from transports, maintenance and repairs. The results of the analysis predict when and where a tank container requires maintenance. As a result, you save time, money and the tank container availability rates increase.
When leasing tank containers, all sales tariffs must be saved with ease. These tariffs need to be available for all possible container types. The billing per month is automated without manual corrections leaving more time to focus on excellent customer service. Through our Customer Portal, the customer has insights into their lessors and corresponding invoices. The system tracks statuses, plus your customers may directly place orders.
The new business standard is to transport as efficient as possible, as swift as possible while using fewer resources. The fast-changing market requires a Transport Management System which transforms accordingly. Using the Adaption TMS, you’ll be able to face the fast-changing market and changing customer demands with ease.
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