Every container that is returned to a depot goes through a four step process:
Upon arrival, depots will have to inspect the container for two main reasons:
After inspection, the lorry chit is filled in by the surveyor and handed back to the driver. The driver will then bring it to the depot counter for the depot to process. He will then make payments if the container has damage or requires washing.
The depot survey form is for the depot’s keepsake and for recording purposes.
After the depot processes the documentation, the driver proceeds to bring the container to the storage area where a forklift will offload the container from the prime mover’s trailer, to a stack of containers.
Usually, the containers will be stored by the shipping line i.e. containers belonging to CMA CGM will be stored together.
As the container is offloaded, the driver proceeds to get a new job, leaving the depot unladen. This concludes the journey of an empty container when it is returned to a depot.
At Haulio, we aim to help hauliers increase their efficiency by allowing them to pick up a new containers immediately after offloading one. This reduces the amount of empty trips a driver makes, thus increasing efficiency.
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