London CallingEnvironment

In a world first, in 2023 Qube successfully completed a trial of our new Super B Double Double Stacked vehicle container vehicle.

It’s the first design of its kind globally and is dubbed “The London Project” in homage to London’s iconic double decker buses.

The trailer, developed by Qube with O’Phee Trailers and the Drake Group, can transport up to twelve empty double stacked containers and was trialed on a defined route through the Port of Brisbane, predominantly within Qube’s site port facilities and limited port roads.

This made it the first time a double stacked container vehicle had been trialed on public roads in Australia.

The launch of the trial was attended by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, the Port of Brisbane and the Australian Road Research Board and followed a significant period of design, safety assessments, engineering and consultation by Qube with relevant stakeholders.

The vehicle continues to operate within the Port precinct under strict safety and operating protocols which includes speed limits, wind monitoring and driver training and inductions.

As well as unlocking operational efficiencies, it also has the potential to reduce emissions by reducing truck movements at the Port.