SCA (Specialised Container Agencies) has initiated a national imperative to move traffic from road to rail.
The aim is to exploit rail in, amongst others, high speed, heavy haul and heavy intermodal uses. Intermodal emphasis to open markets to new emerging participants, for example, smaller mine owners without rail sidings. In areas not fully serviced by rail, the intermodal side tipper can be loaded onto road transport, for closed-loop, short-haul operations. Road vehicles are then used to carry the tipper bin containing bulk material to the railhead. This means cargo can be received at non-rail serviced facilities, for example on mines, terminals and ports.