Mondi, a global enterprise in packaging and paper, has recently introduced an innovative logistics solution for its large reels, which provides benefits throughout the supply chain.
The ProVantage Komiwhite reels with a width of 280 centimeter, a diameter of 139 centimeter, and a weight of nearly four tonne, presents a logistical challenge when it comes to transporting krafltiner products. To address this issue, Mondi is now transporting large reels on more efficient “roll-on/roll-off” (RoRo) vessels from its mill in Syktyvkar (Russia), via Bronka (Russia) and Luebeck (Germany), to the Innocenti terminal in Milan (Italy) without the need for them to be placed in shipping containers.
“With this new way of transporting large reels, we are able to reduce our carbon footprint even further when moving goods. There is no longer a need for additional packaging materials to wrap around the reels to protect the cargo during transport. This innovation has decreased the amount of protective material waste by one truckload per month. Additionally, we now dispose of far fewer damaged reels,” says Giovanni Mondini, sales director at Mondi Italy.
The RoRo service for large reels provides several benefits, including using a new route which reduces transit times by as much as a week; less exposure of the product to adverse environmental factors, which significantly lowers the risk of damage to the consignment; and rolls-on and off the ships and trains in a seamless manner.
This efficient and innovative logistics solution is now being considered for further destinations including Antwerp and Hamburg, to serve customers in the Benelux states and Germany in a safe, sustainable, and reliable way.