Below +8⁰C: A New Challenge Brilliantly Taken Up by Bolloré Logistics Sri Lanka

November 20th, 2017

Since last June, Bolloré Logistics Sri Lanka managed the shipment of up to 26 Tons of tobacco leaves for one of the Leading Global Tobacco Company, from Colombo, Sri Lanka to Warsaw, Poland. The main challenge in this operation was to provide a solution ensuring a door to door air shipment at a constant temperature level under +8⁰C.

Along with Bolloré Logistics, all leading global forwarders have been invited to propose a solution with the applicable cost structures. Among all of them, Bolloré Logistics Sri Lanka was the one offering the clearest and most cost effective answer.

In order to meet client's expectations, Bolloré Logistics Sri Lanka worked closely with Envirotainer, a third party units' suppliers and long term partner of Bolloré Logistics.

Envirotainer managed to load up 10 pallets of 2,600 Kg each in one unit and to ship the empty units to Sri Lanka in strict time frames, confirming that the announced timeframe would be respected.

Our partnered airline, Qatar Airways, also extended a great support to carry out this remarkable challenging operation with meeting its deadlines.

This operation, the first of its style in Sri Lanka, implied specific technical adaptations. 90 Kg of Dry Ice and 16 Alkaline DD batteries per Envirotainer unit (RKN t2) have been used in order to keep the temperature in consistent control throughout the journey, until it reaches consignees door step.

Bolloré Logistics' Sri Lanka team, led by Anupriya ALAPATHA, Manager Operations, completed the awarded contract after 10 shipments, with 100% KPI performance.

Both supplier United Tobacco Processing and consignee were extremely impressed by the way the team carried out the solution accordingly to their supply chain requirements.

As a result of this success, United Tobacco Processing, one of leading exporter of tobacco products in Sri Lanka, invited Bolloré Logistics Sri Lanka representatives to get involved in their Request for Quotations (RFQs) to worldwide destinations on Cost and Freight basis (CFR).

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