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Thursday 12 October 2017

QuayConnect wins CILT Award for Innovation in the transport and logistics sectors

Port Nelson is celebrating for the second time this year after winning another national award for its innovative wine logistics service, QuayConnect. Port Nelson’s CEO Martin Byrne received the top industry accolade on Port Nelson’s behalf at tonight’s Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)’s award ceremony in Auckland.

In June, the port won the coveted Resilience to Climate Change category in the national 2017 Green Ribbon Awards. QuayConnect was also a finalist in this year’s 2017 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards, impressing the judges.

QuayConnect’s model optimises wine-related import and export loads, with four dedicated truck and trailers working 24-hours a day moving dry goods (palletised glass wine bottles) from Port Nelson to Marlborough, and bottled wine back to Port Nelson from Marlborough. This compares with the traditional transport model where trucks travel empty or only partly full on one leg of the journey from ship to producer and back.

Over its first year of operation QuayConnect reduced truck journeys by more than half between Nelson and Marlborough, which has cut the time that trucks are on the road by 10,000 hours. In total, this sustainable transport model has saved 348,436 litres of fuel and 1,602 tonnes of CO2 equivalent in its first year.

What are QuayConnect customers saying?

Spy Valley is always striving to be involved with like-minded businesses who deliver on promises. We also align ourselves with companies that are future proofing environmentally. This falls in to line with our ISO14001 International Environmental Standard. For these reasons, and the cost efficiencies offered to us, we are extremely pleased to be working alongside QuayConnect and look forward to an ongoing successful business partnership.
— Heather Donachie, Export Logistics Manager – Spy Valley Wine
QuayConnect have a brilliant team who are fully invested in the needs of their customers and the quality handling of their products.
— Marisco Vineyards Logistics

QuayConnect is the future of distribution logistics.

QuayConnect is a better way of distributing goods, by focusing movement around a central, port-side storage hub, resulting in optimal import and export loads through all phases of the supply chain.

What is QuayConnect?

What's wrong with the existing model.

With current distribution methods, there are simply too many under-utilised ship movements, empty truck transfers, unnecessary storage stops and underfilled trucks making their way around New Zealand.

How does QuayConnect compare?

  • The Existing Model
  • Major supply chain inefficiencies
  • High per unit costs
  • Few partner synergies
  • No sustainability focus
  • Unnecessary cargo movement/cost
  • The QuayConnect Model
  • Cost and load efficiencies
  • Reduced per unit costs
  • Win/win partnerships
  • Improved sustainable practices
  • Reduced carbon footprints

We're pulling out all the stops for importers and exporters

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