With a long-held commitment to embracing and implementing the latest technology, ICL provides its clients with the confidence of robust, proven and secure management systems, all backed by local IT professionals and consultants who possess extensive transport and logistics experience.
Container Chain, ICL’s Logistics Management System, provides a complete turnkey monitoring and reporting solution. The real-time scheduling enables very efficient vehicle and business management and direct communications with customers and container depots.
The Container Chain system comprises:
- Road system – A back-office interface that allows fleet controllers to allocate and track jobs.
- Driver system – A GPS-enabled handheld device for drivers that communicates real-time run sheet details and automatically updates fleet controllers on job status and truck location. The in-cab driver system also allows clients to track truck movements.
- Yard system – a handheld device for the yard manager to co-ordinate the yard operations.
- Forklift system - a handheld device for forklift drivers that is used to locate and store containers.
In addition, all ICL vehicles are equipped with the latest maintenance and management system which constantly monitors the vehicle and sends vital operational information to the Logistics Managers to ensure peak performance.
Upon commencement with ICL, client locations are validated against the Sensis database. This activates geofencing technology that triggers real-time reporting and live visibility of data for tracking cargo. Reports and KPIs can also be tailored to meet the specific needs of clients.
To provide a back up support to the Container Chain coverage, ICL’s entire fleet of Volvo trucks are equipped with the Volvo Dynafleet GPS Tracking System, providing for enhanced levels of fleet management.
The information gathered via the GPS and CC systems is evaluated at the conclusion of each project and the outcomes are integrated back into the business as a means of identifying and achieving world-class performance.
This commitment to ongoing improvement is reflected in ICL’s companywide approach to health, safety, environment, reliability and efficiency.