Serco builds dry-liners for City Logistics

Serco has supplied eight Dry-Liner bodies for Durban-based City Logistics to add to its wide-ranging fleet.

City Logistics has established a comprehensive distribution network operating throughout South Africa and into neighbouring countries such as Botswana and Namibia. Daily operations – involving the 450-strong distribution fleet – include deliveries to major shopping centres as well as overnight road freight services.

The line haul division boasts a fleet of more than 500 vehicles operating on a 24-hour basis, providing an inter-depot service for distribution and point-to-point delivery.

Serco’s key account manager Colin Atkinson said City Logistics required 54 cubic metres of loading space in each of the new bodies. Serco offered the dry-liner body built using Protec steel facings and an injected foam core to provide a highly durable and lightweight panel construction.

“We were thus able to accommodate the customer’s requirements with the 8.25 m bodies which were constructed at Serco’s Durban factory and handed over to City Logistics in October,” said Atkinson.

Fleet Director Anthony Naicker said City Logistics was pleased with the builds and looked forward to continue growing the partnership with Serco.

The City Logistics vehicles which are operating in the Durban fleet.