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Today consumers expect to receive packages quicker. This puts added pressure on distributors and logistics services to provide a seamless service and quick turnaround. Logistics and transportation sectors must invest in offsite construction solutions, in particular, swap body containers, to meet demand.
Thurston’s Managing Director, Matthew Goff, shares the key benefits.
The primary use for swap body containers is to ship goods. When transporting using these containers, goods can be loaded from the side and top so that drivers can easily load all component parts from one unit to another with ease. This is extremely beneficial when a driver’s been on the road for a long period of time and the next driver needs to quickly load the unit onto another vehicle. One container can also carry multiple units, minimising waiting times and streamlining productivity.
Compared to standard shipping containers, swap body containers are lighter in weight as they have been designed to minimise empty weight. This reduces fuel consumption and carbon emissions, and provides a cost-effective solution to businesses.
The containers also reduce life cycle costs. Made from high-quality and durable materials, they’re built to last and able to withstand harsh weather conditions.
Swap bodies can also be used as a mobile storage module. When the swap body is fully loaded, the vehicle can transport it straight away. This reduces loading time. On average, it only takes five minutes to replace a swap body with another container, making it one of the most efficient ways to transport goods.
Whether it’s transporting across rail, road or sea, these containers provide a versatile solution. Most containers are individually customised to suit the needs of the market. This makes it an ideal solution for shipping and logistics companies that require certain specifications and sizes.