Boxreload

The easiest to use and most advanced haulier collaboration tool for container reloads

Before Boxreload

Re-use containers

Boxreload finds opportunities where a container with import cargo that is being delivered by one trucking company can be re-used ('reload') for the collection of an export cargo that is booked with another trucking company. Typically, this would be two different trucking companies with two trucks and two containers, each trip involving moving an empty container to/from a congested port area.

Reduce transport costs

The idea is to use only one truck, one driver, one truck chassis and one container and therefore make ‘reload’ savings by driving fewer km’s with empty containers, improving truck and driver utilisation, no empty lift required at an inland depot or port.

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About Boxreload

  • What is Boxreload?
  • Who is it designed for?
  • How are reloads identified?

Boxreload is an innovative, easy to use web-based platform to allow trucking companies to cooperate by safely sharing certain information and enabling better transport planning.Boxreload helps trucking companies of all sizes to combine loads with the aim of replacing two journeys by two trucks, each with an empty leg, by one return journey with a single truck.

Boxreload is designed and exclusively used by the haulage community. We wanted to make Boxreload a place for hauliers to gain access to intelligent planning for finding the most efficient ways to reload containers and/or full-loads - allowing hauliers to take the associated benefits of doing so without the risk of losing valuable customers or reduced service performance.

Boxreload gathers data on all collections and deliveries from participating hauliers, identifies unmatched jobs where there would be an empty journey, and uses advanced matching algorithms – based on criteria such as container owner, size and type, truck transit times, customer appointment times and average load/unload times – to determine the most cost-effective reloads.

About Boxreload

Boxreload is an innovative, easy to use web-based platform to allow trucking companies to cooperate by safely sharing certain information and enabling better transport planning. Boxreload is designed and exclusively used by the haulage community.

How are reloads identified?

Boxreload gathers data on all collections and deliveries from participating hauliers, identifies unmatched jobs where there would be an empty journey, and uses advanced matching algorithms – based on criteria such as container owner, size and type, truck transit times, customer appointment times and average load/unload times – to determine the most cost-effective reloads.

Team

  • EU funding
  • PARIS and Erasmus
  • Support

Boxreload is sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & the Environment, UK Department of Transport and funded by European Union’s Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) programme.

Boxreload falls under an EU call to promote innovation and new technologies for transport infrastructure and facilities contributing to decarbonisation or the reduction of external costs in general.

Co-financed by the European Union

Boxreload has been developed by the PARIS Optimal Transport Planning division of Hutchison Ports with the support of Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

By combining the research skills of Erasmus with the transport planning and optimisation experience of the PARIS division, Boxreload has the potential to realise significant economic and environmental savings in container transport.

The PARIS division has extensive experience delivering multimodal optimisation solutions for its clients which include some of the world’s largest shipping lines.

Erasmus University of Rotterdan and Paris Optimal Planning

Boxreload also has the support of Truckloadmatch - A partnership of transportation companies involved with maritime container transport; De Verkeersonderneming - A public body formed by the Dutch Ministry of Transport, the region of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam; divisions of Hutchison Port Holdings including European Container Terminals (ECT), Hutchison Ports (UK) and Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST); divisions of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (HPH) including Brussels branch.

Supporters

EU funding

Boxreload is sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & the Environment, UK Department of Transport and funded by European Union’s Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) programme.

Boxreload has been developed by the PARIS Optimal Transport Planning division of Hutchison Ports with the support of Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Co-financed by the European Union

Partners

  • Choose your partners
  • Our members

Once you are a Boxreload member and your order/planning gsystem is connected to Boxreload, you can request partnerships with other hauliers you would like to work with, once the partnership is accepted by the other haulier, Boxreload will then start to find reloads for you.

As an analogy consider accepting friends in Facebook, both users have to agree to be 'partners' before they can see each other's profile and before Boxreload will present any reload opportunities.

Members of Boxreload that are not your partners will not see any of your transports. Sensitive customer information is never displayed in Boxreload.

The number of members in Boxreload is growing all the time. The advantages of Boxreload increase the more hauliers get involved as more and more opportunities to reduce costs can be identified.

We value our Boxreload members’ innovative ideas and suggestions. We regularly hold events for our members, we find this is a good way for them to network with each other and create new partnerships.

Partners

Once you are a Boxreload member and your order/planning system is connected to Boxreload, you can request partnerships with other hauliers you would like to work with, once the partnership is accepted by the other haulier, Boxreload will then start to find reloads for you. As an analogy consider accepting friends in Facebook, both users have to agree to be 'partners' before they can see each other's profile and before Boxreload will present any reload opportunities. Members of Boxreload that are not your partners will not see any of your transports. Sensitive customer information is never displayed in Boxreload.

Technology

  • Boxreload
  • PARIS
  • Neutral platform
  • Make a reload

Boxreload is a secure, cloud-based solution, accessed via the web from any desktop with a secure user login. Reload opportunities are presented to users in an intuitive and easy to use format.

The reloads are identified by a completely ‘neutral transport planner’. This ‘neutral transport planner’ is actually not human, it is the culmination of many years of development of the market leading transport planning optimisation solution PARIS. Boxreload is powered by the PARIS real-time automated planning engine making the same kind of decisions normal human transport planners make but in an optimal way.

By gathering data on all collections and deliveries from participating hauliers, the Engine identifies unmatched jobs where there would be an empty journey, and uses advanced matching algorithms based on the real booking information.

PARIS is a solution for large logistics providers to optimise their entire transport planning.

PARIS intelligently plans and optimises collection and delivery bookings in real-time, considering every feasible permutation of how to put a transport plan together, calculating a cost for each option using the pre-loaded truck and intermodal tariffs.

The PARIS system has an underlying algorithm that continually selects the ‘least cost’ combination of all the options available. The resulting PARIS plan presented to the user is a fully optimised and executable plan.

The transport planner’s role changes to managing the transport plan produced by PARIS rather than creating the plan themselves. The focus of the planning desk changes to exception management and improving service performance.

Boxreload provides a platform for transport businesses to safely collaborate and find valuable reload opportunities without risk of losing valuable customers or reduced service performance.

Boxreload is a reliable, neutral and fair platform which any trucking company can join:

  • Intelligent PARIS optimisation looks for all opportunities.
  • Once Boxreload has your transport orders, it takes just a few seconds until all the reload opportunities are found and displayed.
  • Boxreload works in combination with hauliers existing order and planning system (TMS).
  • There are no physical logistics service offered by Boxreload and is not owned by any haulier.
  • The secure structure ensures that each trucking company’s sensitive customer information is kept private.

Users can only cooperate with other trucking companies if they are connected as ‘partners’ on the Boxreload system.

A reload can be selected by using the web interface, this will trigger a notification to the other partner that you would like them to consider a reload.

Similarly, Boxreload notifies you when your connected partners want to reload with you.

Once both parties agree, it is up to the parties to arrange the transport.

Boxreload will then track and report for you the savings in CO2 and empty kilometres achieved. This information can then be used to achieve your sustainability goals.

Boxreload

Boxreload is a secure, cloud-based solution, accessed via the web from any desktop with a secure user login. Reload opportunities are presented to users in an intuitive and easy to use format.

The reloads are identified by a completely ‘neutral transport planner’. This ‘neutral transport planner’ is actually not human, it is the culmination of many years of development of the market leading transport planning optimisation solution PARIS. Click here to read more about PARIS.

Neutral platform

Boxreload is a reliable, neutral and fair platform which any trucking company can join.

Boxreload works in combination with hauliers existing order and planning system (TMS). The secure structure ensures that each trucking company’s sensitive customer information is kept private.

Make a reload

A reload can be selected by using the web interface, this will trigger a notification to the other partner that you would like them to consider a reload. Similarly, Boxreload notifies you when your connected partners want to reload with you. Once both parties agree, it is up to the parties to arrange the transport. Boxreload will then track and report for you the savings in CO2 and empty kilometres achieved. This information can then be used to achieve your sustainability goals.

Saving the environment

  • Boxreload contributes to a hauliers environmental sustainability by reducing CO2 emmisions from driving fewer empty kilometres.
  • Each reload performed in Boxreload directly reduces road congestion by avoiding returning trucks with empty containers back to port areas.
  • Each reload saves on average 140 empty kilometres. This is equivalent to a reduction of 130kg of CO2 emissions.
  • With an expectation that in the first year of Boxreload being used there will be 5200 reloads performed, this is equivalent to 676,000 kg CO2.

Saving the environment

Each reload performed in Boxreload directly reduces road congestion by avoiding returning trucks with empty containers back to port areas.

Each reload saves on average 140 empty kilometres. This is equivalent to a reduction of 130kg of CO2 emissions.

With an expectation that in the first year of Boxreload being used there will be 5200 reloads performed, this is equivalent to 676,000 kg CO2.

Joining

  • Boxreload is launching in May 2015 for hauliers moving containers who have a particular focus on the Benelux, France, German and some Eastern European countries, with further international launches following after.
  • Any trucking company can join, to get a trial of Boxreload please contact your local Boxreload representative. We can give you a demonstration and discuss with you the steps to become a member.
  • To join Boxreload a data connection is required between your TMS and Boxreload for transferring copies of all your transport orders. Transport orders can also be uploaded via a copy/paste function through the Boxreload website during initial trialling of Boxreload.
  • The Boxreload membership cost is a fixed monthly fee. By having a fixed fee we hope our members will get maximum use from the system by transferring all their loads and performing as many reloads as possible without incurring extra charges.

We'd love to hear about your interest in Boxreload.
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  • CONTACT US
  • Boxreload Office
    Regus Rotterdam City WNA.
    Room 410, Weena Zuid 106-178
    3012 NC
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Tel: +31 (0)6226 27952
  • Email: ilonka.spruit@boxreload.com
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Boxreload Office
Regus Rotterdam City WNA.

Room 410, Weena Zuid 106-178
3012 NC
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)6226 27952

HPH Group