Improving operational efficiency
We continued the extensive integration of the groupage logistics business operations acquired in 2012. The systems of the two companies were merged, inventories consolidated and the operating model and subcontracting revised. Measures generated significant benefits and flexibility in operations. Terminal network optimization will be continued; for example, the joint use of premises has not been achieved in all locations yet.
In September, we took 10 new double deck trailers into use. The transportation capacity of the trailers is nearly double the capacity of ordinary trailers. In addition, they can be retrofitted with refrigeration equipment, which improves the preparedness to offer food logistics services. We also reformed domestic line haul production in the spring. The aim was to improve the utilization and fill rates of the entire transport fleet in order to ensure the competitiveness and profitability of the service.
In Scandinavia we will focus on road transport between our countries of operation and develop the road transport service offering in selected market areas in Europe. In late 2014, we gave up air and sea freight in Scandinavia as well as service warehouses in Denmark and outsourced the distribution logistics within Scandinavia. Service warehouses in Sweden and Norway will be given up in 2015.
In the spring, Tomas Olsson was appointed Head of Parcel and Logistics Services Scandinavia and Baltics.