ACFS Port Logistics gets green light to run B-triples

Brisbane is now the only port in Australia using 42m B-triples, capable of carrying three 40ft containers.

ACFS Port Logistics was granted approval to operate B-triples on the Port of Brisbane, following a successful trial run.

The approval process has been a long time in the making, with ACFS working together with the Port of Brisbane and NHVR, to get this over line.

The journey began nine months ago when Andrew Rankin from Port of Brisbane and Wayne Jenkins from ACFS spoke about continuous improvement, which led to the B-triple initiative.

The NHVR said the approval follows a substantial period of design, collaboration and trialling with relevant logistics stakeholders to ensure it met all necessary safety and transport standards.

Pulled by a Mercedes-Benz Actros 3565, the B-triple now in full time operation, travelling a daily circuit of just under 20 kilometres in radius.

ACFS says the combination will, on average, increase productivity and efficiency by 33 per cent each trip, as well as reduce the carbon emission footprint per by 33 per cent per container.

“ACFS will be working with the terminal operators at the Port of Brisbane to ensure that this vehicle configuration is widely accepted, in order to achieve the above stated benefits,” the company said.

“All ACFS depot facilities and empty parks are configured correctly to accommodate, as is AAT as a terminal, whilst DP World and Patrick discussions are progressing well. Hutchison is not in a position to adopt the new triple configuration.”

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