The steady growth of the steel industry is driving an increase in demand for transportation services. The best solution is to transport steel in rolls via road transport. It is a fast and economical delivery mode. The main advantages of road transport include the possibility of fully loading vehicles, the flexibility to pick an ideal route, as well as fast delivery times for large, heavy loads. It is worth noting that road transport does not depend on the schedules of ports, airports or railway stations – therefore delivery takes less time and can be carried out 24 hours a day.
In order to transport steel by road, international transportation and logistics services provider AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG offers specially adapted trucks equipped with appropriate tools, "MEGA" class semi-trailers for transporting oversized cargo, and coil-trucks designed especially for the transport of rolled steel in coils. The coil trailers have a trough in which coils are placed and then properly secured. This is a very good solution for the transportation of steel, tin, other alloys, and metals in rolls.
“In 2018, the AsstrA corporate group executed about 1,200 orders to ship metal rollers with specialized transport, and almost 10% of projects involved oversized transport. The total weight of metal rollers shipped in 2018 with specialized transport was around 24,000 tons, says Head of the Specialized Road Transportation Division at AsstrA Pawel Androszczuk.
All coil trailers offered by AsstrA are suitably equipped for the transportation of metal rollers. Each coil truck has stanchions, non-slip mats, belts, and a set of protective gear for the driver which includes a vest, helmet, metal-tipped shoes, and safety glasses," continues Pawel Androszczuk.
When it comes to shipping cargo and the people who execute it, the world’s largest steel producers demand top-level service quality and safety. They find both at AsstrA.
In order to meet customer expectations, AsstrA offers the transport of metal rollers in specially adapted coil trailers that guarantee partners maximum safety. Thanks to a broad trade-lanes network, the corporate group supplies steel to practically all corners of Europe and the CIS – safe and right on time.
“Among AsstrA’s key routes for coil truck deliveries are West to East within the EU and from Europe to the CIS. AsstrA experts have extensive experience in the transport of cargo with coil trailers with a total weight of up to 25 tons. Worth noting is that last year the corporate group introduced the AsstrA Track & Trace system, which allows tracking the course of transport regardless of its location. Thanks to this application, our clients can sleep peacefully. Their steel cargo is in good hands,” emphasizes the Head of the Specialized Road Transportation Division at AsstrA.