Sea Hawk finds Perfect Balance with Scania’s Fit -for-Purpose solution

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September 21,2022,Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam – Sea Hawk has found the perfect balance of uptime, payload, and fuel efficiency with the first batch of 10 New Truck Generation (NTG) received from Scania. This is part of the 40 units  Scania’s fit-for-purpose solution ordered with Repair & Maintenance (R&M) Contract and Scania Financial Services to Sea Hawk Global Lines Sdn Bhd (Sea Hawk).  A 10-year complimentary Scania Fleet Management System (FMS) Control 10 were also extended for all the 40 NTGs.

The G410 A6X2NZ Sleeper Cab were handed over by Heba El Tarifi, MD of Scania Southeast Asia to Mohamed Ariff, Chairman of SHAL Group (Sea Hawk Lines – Sea Hawk parent company from India). Also presence at the handover were S. Kamalesh, Director of Sea Hawk, Pankaj Nair, GM of Sea Hawk and top management from SHAL and Sea Hawk . 

(L)Mohamed Ariff and  Heba El Tarifi

The R&M contract will ensure Sea Hawk a worry-free operation for seven years. Sea Hawk will be able to focus on its business by fully utilising the NTGs with planned downtime giving maximum uptime due to precise scheduling for repairs and maintenance with readily available parts, eliminating disruptions in Sea Hawk’s daily operations.

Sea Hawk will realise profitability immediately with fixed and predictable monthly cost from the Scania Instalment Plan 7 (IP7) that covers for seven years giving it total peace of mind. 

Heba El Tarifi,(3rd Right ), hand over the key to Mohamad Ariff (3rd left) and S Kamalesh(2nd left)

For fuel efficiency the Scania FMS Control 10 delivers a lot more than just information and insights in support of the vehicle and driver performance. From core necessities like real time positioning of the NTGs, via vehicle performance, environmental reports, service planning and defect reporting all the way to driver evaluation will help it to quickly identify potential vehicle usage improvements.

The tractor air deflectors fitted in the NTG aerodynamics design further helps in saving fuel up to a maximum of 3.0% fuel as standard while the Eco-mode setting as default enabled by the Opticruise saves even more fuel if handled by Scania-trained drivers. All these features will add up to significant fuel-economy resulting to reduced CO2 emissions.

Heba El Tarifi and Mohamed Ariff  
Pankaj Nair (L),Mohamad Ariff (sixth from left) and S Kamalesh, (fifth from left), and Heba El tarifi, (seventh from right)

Equipped with the standard safety features, the NTGs carry technologically advanced Electronic Braking System (EBS) and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and are also complemented with the Daytime Running Light (DRL) for better visibility for surrounding vehicles when on the road. A larger windscreen with extended viewing allowing for clearer visibility from every angle for the drivers, making it easier for them to operate in a safer environment.

Pankaj Nair (centre)

A much-improved design from the previous generation makes the NTGs more driver-friendly with very comfortable adjustable seat that is close to the door. These G Sleeper, Normal Cab NTGs offer a premium working cab with easy access, generous storage options and world-class resting possibilities. Spoilt with an ergonomic dashboard that gives easy to-use controls and on-board entertainment, life on the road just got more comfortable and enjoyable for Sea Hawk drivers.

“I am glad to be in a sustainable partnership with Scania knowing very well that we are getting maximum uptime and payload from our NTGs. After all Scania takes care of the maintenance of our Scania trucks ensuring the best fuel-efficiency with lower CO2 emissions resulting in sustainable, increased productivity and profitability for our business,” stated Pankaj Nair, General Manager of Sea Hawk.

Established in 2003, Sea Hawk Global Lines Sdn Bhd, based in Port Klang, is a major player in the logistics industry, focusing on shipping and container haulage as its core business. It also commands sizeable warehousing facilities totalling more than 1.5 million square feet in the Port Klang Free Zone, Westport and North Port vicinities to cater for its customers. To date, Sea Hawk presently operates a Scania fleet size of 13 units and the additional 40 NTGs will bring Scania’s fleet total number to 53 units. With customers all over Peninsular Malaysia, Sea Hawk supports them through its branch offices in Penang and Pasir Gudang.

“I would like to thank Sea Hawk for their continued trust in Scania sustainable transport solution. Together in a sustainable partnership, we continue to ensure that Sea Hawk will prosper into the future,” said Heba El Tarifi, MD of Scania Southeast Asia. 

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