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One of the biggest challenges the port and shipping industry collectively faces is the repositioning of empty containers, with 24.1% of the total container transport volume empty units, which equates to 150 21,000 TEU vessels sailing non-stop for a whole year, yet three shipping industry experts believe they have found the solution.

 

New Container Design Eliminates Empty Transport by The Maritime Executive

November 08, 2015

A new container has been patented which is designed to eliminate the transport of empty units. The 20-foot container developed by Juan Ureta, Jesus Garcia and Francisco Aguilar, can be joined to other “Connectainers” to form a 40-foot container, or disconnected again, by two people in 30 minutes.

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