MAFI & DROP DOWN TRAILERS
NFA operates using MAFI terminal tractors at our Bluff and Dunedin sites. One MAFI has replaced three trucks. Previously during shipping, we required nine trucks to deliver logs to the ship, now we only require three MAFI’s as each MAFI has three dedicated trailers which they drop down and pick up once being loaded.
Safety has increased considerably for MAFI drivers as they always remains in the cab, and when the trailers are being loaded or unloaded, the trailers are free standing, with no MAFI within the load zone. Additionally, they have a head-board frame which extends over the cab.
Being automatic, they are easy to drive with great visibility and extremely maneuverable, with very impressive fuel efficiency. The trailers are purpose built with two rows of eight wheels, which allow for good maneuverability when under load, which is often in excess of a 50-tonne payload.
SCAN 2 SHIP
SCAN 2 SHIP is an application that is fully integrated with our marshalling software and allows us to use photographic piece counting when loading vessels.
We are about to launch an extension to this software which will allow the loader operators (via in-cab tablets) greater visibility on cargo requirements and volumes to go by lot. This will reduce hesitation and increase accuracy.
LOG SCALING DROP-DOWN RAMPS
LOG SCALING DROP-DOWN RAMPS have replaced ladders and allow the scaler to move safer and quicker around the trucks. They provide a better scaling position which has improved scaler accuracy and fatigue.
Trips/slips and falls around this worksite has all but been eliminated.
ROOF MOUNTED CAMERAS
ROOF MOUNTED CAMERAS are mounted on our single lift machines significantly improving visibility during pick and carry.
They allow the operator to travel with the log head in the lowered position which provides far greater machine stability and is therefore safer
PRE ADVICE APP
PRE-ADVICE APP is provided to all our log carriers.
Historically, it was expected truck drivers had to count their logs, now this is done for them using photographic log counting. The accuracy of the log counts has improved dramatically and truck queuing times decrease, due to having all load information in advance.