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January/February 2020 Tank Containers B ULK D ISTRIBUTOR New regional structure at Leschaco T he Leschaco Group is reorganising its management structure. In the future, market responsibility will be carried out at regional level, while central functions such as finance & control, corporate IT, safety & quality and corporate communications will be handled on a global level. Jörg Conrad, owner and group CEO, explained the reorganization: “With this new structure we are creating a sustainable basis for the future and are able to increase the quality of our services by being even closer to our customers.” The Leschaco group has grown strongly in recent years and company growth requires changes in the organisation and structure. “We are convinced that now is the right time to reshape our business in a sustainable way,” Conrad added. With the new regional structure, which is aimed at even greater customer orientation, the logistics service provider is setting sail for growth, the company believes. Less control by head office and more flexibility on a regional level with a clear focus on the respective markets should make the group stronger and more agile. The structure came into force on 1 January 2020. Martin Sack (formerly managing director Leschaco Mexico) has been appointed regional head for the Americas and Alexander Donau (formerly managing director Leschaco Thailand) for Asia Pacific. Oliver Oestreich, COO, assumes responsibility for the EMEA region on an interim basis. Leschaco’s Malaysia operation has signed a lease with an industrial land developer for the construction of a new built-to-suit (BTS) logistics centre – specially designed for the storage and handling of chemicals, including dangerous goods. The entire ‘BBR Industrial Gateway’ area covers 39ha of prime land in the middle of a busy industrial area within the township of Bandar Bukit Raja. The ground-breaking ceremony marked an important milestone in the project. Infrastructure works in the surrounding area are already underway and partially completed. The construction of the warehouse itself on the first of a total of 10 plots is scheduled to be completed by the fourth quarter this year. Lothar Lauszat, managing director of Leschaco (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd said that business requires very particular design features from a warehouse. “As these requirements are fully met, the new BTS facility will allow us to provide high quality logistics services to our customers and the chemical industry in Malaysia, therefore strengthening and expanding our market position in Malaysia”. Contract logistics, particularly for chemicals, is a growing market in Malaysia, and the state-of-the-art facility will allow Leschaco to participate in this trend and consequently to grow and develop its global contract logistics business. www.leschaco.com 11 With the ConFoot working in the LNG container unloading area is now very flexible ConFoot gives Rohe a leg up F innish energy supplier Rohe Solutions provides LNG for the needs of industry in the township of Lieksa, in the eastern part of the country. LNG is brought to users in tank containers on trailers. However, so as not to keep the truck standing idle, the containers are placed on ConFoot container legs to wait until needed. Two 45 cbm tanks are present at the same time while a third tank is filled. The use of the ConFoot container legs requires a low level of investment, and by using them the LNG tank containers also operate as a logistical solution. In the summer of 2019 ConFoot launched a new model with a capacity of 34 tons offering an extended range of use, particularly for tank container operators. The system uses the air suspension chassis and dump valve of a truck’s trailer for lifting and lowering. A single CF leg weighs less than 25kg. “The starting point of the solution planning was to eliminate all separate container handling methods – such as reach stackers – from the container unloading area,” says Mika Simola, Rohe’s technical manager. “That would have entailed expensive investments, and require a large operational area compared with the container handling method we have chosen.” Working in the LNG container unloading area is now very flexible and can take place without any intermediate steps when a new container is brought to the area. “We have used ConFoot container legs for over a year now, and they have proven to be an effective and cost-efficient solution,” adds Simola. Sami Seppänen, global account manager of ConFoot, comments: “We are very happy with the successful adoption of ConFoot container legs into Rohe’s operations and are looking forward to years of continued collaboration. “The feedback from companies working with tank containers pinpointed the fact the that previous 30 ton capacity CF wasn’t always sufficient, and this led directly to the development of the 34 ton model which has had a great response from industry.” Rohe Solutions is a joint venture between Hamina Energy and Alexela Energy that sells natural and liquefied natural gas. Hamina Energy and Alexela are the forces behind the Hamina LNG Terminal, a 30,000 cbm LNG storage tank being built at Port of Hamina, which is scheduled to be completed in August this year. www.confoot.fi Cryogenic UN T75 tank containers in various models. 10 ft. Off shore DNV 2.7-1 20 ft. ISO - 25 ft. SWAP Also T50 20 ft. ISO units 25 m 3 40 ft. ISO LNG/Ethylene 45 ft. 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