Case Profile:

Steel industry partners

The Objective:

A streamlined, efficient process that would allow them to save on shipping costs and effectively ship difficult to move cargo.

The Challenges:

The steel manufacturers and companies that manipulate steel products are faced with a unique challenge when it comes to the shipping of steel bars, coils and other bulk and products. This type of cargo is typically shipped in ocean containers. However, steel mills are not typically equipped to unload sea containers. These companies are equipped to unload flatbed trailers. The transferring of these heavy-duty items between different modes of transportation presents a problem for these companies. In addition to the challenge of unloading their steel products from sea containers, these companies face storage issues as their stateside inventory often exceeded their warehouse capacity.

Furthermore, steel tariffs have forced companies to reexamine how they manage their stateside inventories. The threat of tariff increases motivate some steel companies to get foreign produced steel stocked in U.S. warehouses ahead of their implementation.

The Unilogic Solution:

We utilized our experienced staff and heavy-duty equipment to handle the most cumbersome shipments. In addition, to protect client loads we utilize expert loading, blocking and bracing, covering or shrink wrap. We load band and block per DOT specifications. Our multimodal material handling helped these clients meet their tightest schedules.

Our steel transload solution represents tremendous savings for companies as it enables them to maximize their shipping budget allowing them to ship 1/3 more of their product at the same price.