After first participating in 2005 with now industrsy benchmark Van Eck Eckstreme Twindeck Trailers, expert manufacturer Van Eck has been nominated in Trailer Innovastion Awards 2021 with Smart Rollerbeded Vehicles with NMLU in the cagetory ‘Environment’.
Van Eck is the only trailer manufacturer to design and produce its own rollerbeds. Since 1983 Van Eck has been expertly producing rollerbedded box and curtainsider vehicles, that are of highest quality, impeccibly designed and manufactured to function with precision, presenting unparalled operational efficincies in aircargo business and in special general cargo applications. Van Eck also has the expertise to tranform any trailer into a rollerbedded vehcile with rollerbedded platfom vehicles custom built for special uses.
Taking its inspiration from aircargo like loading and unloading efficiencies as well as packing standardization adn wrehouse management ease of use, Van Eck expert team had been working in European commission backed Horizon 2020 project developing smart loading units namely NMLU – new modular loading unit to streamline all general cargo packing loading unloading and documentation process like the aircargo business. For NMLU’s to present the efficiencies, calculated to be %20 loading capacity increase and overall system efficiecny of 50%, the trailers that will work with NMLU’s need to have rollerbed systems. The quality of rollerbeds as well as the trailers, the precision fitting and durability under all conditions of use guarantee the success of the overall NMLU enabled system. All these qualities are presented in Van Eck box, curtainsider and recently developed rollerbeded 45ft containers focusing on the efficiencies that can be quickly generated in intermodal transport. As intermodal transport is the most similar to aircargo logistics systems among other general cargo logistics and warehousing, it is envisioned intermodal logists with central hubs of train stations and ferry docks would be the strating point to implement the NMLU system transformatipn. Recently developed Van Eck rollerbeeded 45ft container is the first step in general implemtation and inital commercialization of the project. For this vision and general achivements in developing the new rollerbeded vehicle and overall involvement in the innovation of NMLU’s, Van Eck has been nominated in Trailer Innovation Awards 2021 in category ‘ Environment’.
Van Eck team included Horizon 2020 project Clusters 2.0. project NMLU (New Modular Loading Unit) systems has been developed to adress the problems of conventional loading operations such as time spent in loading and unloading, hazards for health and safety during loading and unloading operations, improper load securing risks and excessive use of packaging material.
Smart rollerbed vehicles with NMLU are a new concept and have the vision to transform the logistics system with fast automated loading and securing of cargo. Next to those operations, smart rollerbed vehicles with NMLU also provide betterment directly in warehousing operations and at large in railway, ferry and aircargo operations. The practicality and safety side of this concept addresses health and safety issues during loading operations, including COVID risk.
While developing NMLU, Van Eck shared its experience with the ability to design and manufacture the highest quality vehicles with precision and the highest capacity in rollerbed, air cargo operations and packaged loading.
NMLU is a new element between the trailer and pallet and a standard packaging method developed to maximize trailer capacity. Smart rollerbeds with NMLU has the vision to transform the logistics system by offering efficiency in loading and unloading operations, reduction of packaging time, eliminating occupational health and safety hazards, enabling proper load securing, creating a cloud platform for digital documentation and full capacity use of the trailer. The new concept developed by Van Eck offers operational efficiency benefits up to 50% and load capacity efficiencies of average 20%, distributed along with the players of the logistics systems.
Smart rollerbed vehicles with NMLU’s load capacity efficiencies not only contribute to lowering the CO2 emission but also reduces waste to further contribute to sustainability by eliminating the need for plastic and box packaging.
As the expert manufacturer in producing precion and high quality trailers fitted with its inhouse design and mufacture rollerbed, Van Eck has taken the first steps to transform the general cargo operatiosn ecosystem with providing the most efficient hight quality and durable rollerbedded vehicles that can seamlesly work with NMLU’s to the market. Van Eck is proud to continue to support this ecofriendly system beyond initial innovation to full commercilization.
Please watch the innovation nomination film for all the details of the project