Come September, Germanische Lloyd will look through new submissions for ISO certification. One of the applicants is Cargoshell, which focuses on reducing carbon emissions with its new product.
If Cargoshell storage containers are accepted under the ISO standards, the news will be released in October. Cargoshell has planned an international demonstration on October 31st, 2011 if its revolutionary product is approved for sales. Among attendance will be Shultz Van Haegen, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Environment.
What is so revolutionary about Cargoshell’s new units? The portable storage containers are collapsible, the conveniently fold down when not in use. This decreased their size to one quarter of the area the use when in box form. By reducing the size of empty units, Cargoshell will reduce the number of transport trips necessary for empty shipping containers. Cargoshell estimated calculations of the trip reduction, and published that transport trips would drop by 10,000 if the boxes were used in the Amsterdam Port of Rotterdam alone. This would potentially decrease truck trips by 250 a day in the port. Cargoshell has published that the units can be easily and quickly re-assembled by one person.
Another revolutionary feature about Cargoshell’s product is the material. The units are made of composite material to lower carbon emissions in multiple ways. The material itself is a way to conserve resources. Also, the material is much lighter than the steel that is used for containers today. The decreased weight would reduce energy costs required for international transport. This would have a large impact on reducing carbon emissions around the globe, because international shipping of materials is such an integral part of the global consumer market.
Addition of GPS
The company would offer GPS tracking with its units, which would allow companies to efficiently locate their units if lost or miss-guided. With the new product, Cargoshell aims to reduce carbon emissions, stunt global warming, and reduce operating costs. The plans for the new boxes will be submitted for approval in September.