Boral plasterboard has been a consistent supporter of the Seafreight Loading Chassis (SLC) for many years. They have been using the SLC for some parts of their domestic supply chain for almost 10 years. However, it was with the recent merger of Boral Plasterboard and USG from America that the combined company, USG Boral, turned to the SLC for an efficient method of shipping their products to domestic and international markets.
In 2014 USG Boral launched their revolutionary, light weight plasterboard with an intention of using this new product to significantly grow their domestic and international market share. First objective was to embark on building a substantial foothold into a new export market - New Zealand.
From a supply chain point of view they needed a method of reliably shipping their plasterboard from their manufacturing plants in Australia to the major cities of New Zealand. They needed a method of shipping that was cost effective as well as protecting their product so that it arrived in their new market dominated by the incumbent New Zealand operator in