Bromma’s Positive 2015 Result

 18 Mar 2016     Cargo Volumes and Throughput, Container Handling, Going Places, Port Planning

Sales for Bromma grew by 12% in 2015, which is a positive result in light of current market conditions.

The company’s market position is maintained at a very high market share in general with geographical variations.

Sales and order intake were well distributed geographically and in-line with market size and expected growth.

Order intake in Q4, 2015 slowed down marginally compared to the first three quarters but is still on a good level.

Vikram Raman, Commercial Director at Bromma, said: “The strong development for our Yard spreaders previously reported continued in the second half of the year.

“Our all-electric yard spreaders represent a majority of the orders, often used in automated terminals. This is highlighted by the order to deliver the spreaders for the yard cranes in Jebel Ali T4”.”

Technical Paper: DP World Jebel Ali’s T4 Container Terminal

In addition to the orders reported from Q4, 2015 below a major order - not previously reported - was received in September.

Lars Meurling, Marketing Director at Bromma, said: “The ‘weight-verification train’ for terminals is about to leave the station but there are very few people on-board.

Read a Technical Paper by Lars Meurling on container weighing

“Offering weight verification services to the shippers is an excellent business opportunity for the terminals but perhaps also a necessity for the logistic chain to work well after July 1, [2016].

“Our twistlock based load sensing system is an excellent option for terminals who want to implement a weighing system.

“The accuracy of our system is high but not as high as the specification of a weigh bridge. But when a weigh bridge is used, the process to calculate the actual container weight adds inaccuracies which in most cases adds up to an inaccuracy higher than what we are achieving with our system.

“This is something the national regulatory bodies must be made aware of in order not to make decision based on misperceptions.”

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