Tasman Logistics to join the super B-double brigade

Tasman Logistics to join the super B-double brigade
Tasman Logistics will add three super B-doubles to its fleet.


Tasman Logistics Services is following in the footsteps of Wettenhall Logistics with the announcement it will begin operating super B-doubles.

The Melbourne-based logistics provider is purchasing three of the high productivity vehicles as its container volumes continue to rise. In just nine months, the number of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) has risen from 22,000 to 35,000.

Transport and Warehousing General Manager Ivan Vanis says the super B-doubles will arrive within four months and will run between Brooklyn and Port of Melbourne.

"Our volumes are increasing dramatically so this is just a more cost effective option," Vanis says.

A former Wettenhall Logistics employee, who helped oversee Wettenhall’s purchase of five super B-doubles is now part of the Tasman team and will oversee the new fleet.

Tasman Logistics is also starting a new night operation to service clients.

"The terminals at times are very nasty in terms of how long you have to wait so what we have been doing is starting a night shift in the next couple of weeks to be able to pick up containers at night and bring them back to our depot and service clients from our site rather than the wharf," Vanis says.

Managing Director Craig Morris recently restructured the Tasman team, with Vanis and former key managers from Silk Logistics, Adam Taylor and Michael Oakley, given new roles.

Oakley is Tasman’s Finance and Commercial General Manager and Adam Taylor the Transport Manager. Vanis has stepped up from his National Business Development Manager role.

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