Challenge: Ensuring a smooth terminal operations transition at the Sundsvall port terminal of SCA Logistics

SCA Logistics AB offers a wide range of marine and road transport services in Europe and around the globe. SCA Logistics was in the process of increasing the volumes of container transports and, at the same time, decreasing the volumes transported in roll-on/roll-off cassettes.

To meet the emerging challenges, the operations and terminal layout at the Sundsvall port terminal of SCA Logistics needed to be reorganised. SCA wanted to make sure that the massive transition progressed smoothly. The key issues were related to storage capacity, equipment and process capacity, and shift arrangements. Pinja was chosen as the project partner based on previous successful collaboration between the two companies.

We are extremely happy with the simulation project, and the cooperation in general.

Solution: Pinja created a simulation model of the terminal, including processes, warehouses, and handling and storage logics

Pinja created a simulation model of the terminal, including processes, warehouses, and handling and storage logistics. SCA generated the initial data to predict the future volumes.

At first, a model was created of the terminal that describes its current status, from which results were drawn with the help of historical data to verify the validity of the model. In the next stage, the simulation model of the future terminal was combined with the future-oriented data.

“The simulation laid a strong foundation for future decisions made in the project.”

Positive feedback from the project team

The SCA Logistics team was happy with the collaboration, the project implementation, and the results. Feedback received from the SCA Logistics project team:

“We are extremely happy with the simulation project, and the cooperation in general.”

“The project was a complete success.”

“The simulation laid a strong foundation for future decisions made in the project.”

“The received results were extremely important to us.”

“The received results were extremely important to us.”

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