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Krone supports fleet expansion for KBC Logistics

A containerised transport specialist has added more than 50 trailers to its fleet as its deep-sea operations continue to expand.

KBC Logistics has taken delivery of 51 Box Liner FS10 skeletal trailers from Krone to support rapid growth in its deep-sea business. KBC has won significant new contracts – and increased levels of business with existing clients – after opening a depot at DP World in London Gateway.

David Ashford, who is a company director and its transport and compliance manager, said: “Previously we predominantly operated fixed chassis trailers. However, our presence at London Gateway has enabled us to win some substantial new deep-sea contracts, which required investment in more sliding skeletal trailers.”

KBC Logistics has 360 skeletal trailers with plans to expand this to 450 by the end of 2022, in line with predicted growth. The company invested in Krone trailers following feedback from its in-house workshop team.

“The workshop really like the Krone kit as the build quality is excellent – they are robust and extremely easy to maintain,” added Ashford. “Krone was also competitive on price, which made it a very straightforward decision.”

The FS10 has a flat chassis configuration with a sliding bogie for carrying 20ft, 30ft, 40ft and 45ft containers. Krone container chassis are designed to be durable and versatile, with features including fold-out and retractable container locks, as well as extendable under-run protection. They come with a 10-year guarantee against corrosion perforation.

Ashford said that Krone took on board what KBC needed and helped specify the right axles for its trailers. Krone offers a comprehensive range of trailers including container chassis, curtainsider, refrigerated semi, and dry freight box.