Polluted barrels and Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) can derive from the company’s own production or they can be delivered by a supplier. The flow of these packages is pretty continuous and predictable, but the materials, types of packages and locations are enormously fragmented. In many cases this fragmentation leads to high logistic costs and combustion. VIL has searched for specific possible solutions.
- The use of standardized packages, horizontal collaboration or a collective pooling system between companies in the sector or a company cluster.
- The valorization of synergy advantages between companies (cross-company collaboration) can be reinforcing for existing company clusters (e.g. the chemistry cluster in the port of Antwerp).
- Finding profitable solutions for polluted packages which suppliers can offer their customers.
- The provided insights must enable logistic service providers to hand a solution for this problem to production companies.