Mondi, a global packaging and paper manufacturer has introduced an innovative logistics and transportation approach for its large reels, which provides benefits throughout the supply chain, reduces waste and provides more efficient customer service.
The ProVantage Komiwhite reels with a width of 280cm, a diameter of 139cm and a weight of nearly four tons, present 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 led to us decreasing the amount of protective material waste by one truckload per month. Additionally, we now dispose of fewer damaged reels,’ said 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; the product is less exposed to adverse environmental factors, which significantly lowers the risk of damage to the consignment.
This approach 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.