Thursday, May 17, 2018

Innovative Door-Less Shipping Container Suits Lo/Lo Ocean Freight Partners

53 Foot Boxes Head for Puerto Rico as Caribbean Island Rebuilds After Hurricane Maria
Shipping News Feature
US – PUERTO RICO – A new strategic partnership between mainland US outfit ATS International, a division of Anderson Trucking Services (ATS) and TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico has provided another opportunity to utilise the unique security of the innovative door-less shipping containers marketed by CakeBoxx Technologies. The Virginia based box provider will supply its new 53' WTP BreakBulkBoxx™ containers and 53' WTP CakeBoxx Flat Racks for use by the new cooperation in Lift On/Lift Off (Lo/Lo) ocean freight services between Puerto Rico and the US.

This equipment provided by Cakeboxx allows traditionally non-containerised cargo to be accommodated in a Lo/Lo container environment. Using the two innovative products will give non-containerised shippers and consignees in the US and Puerto Rico a 3-day transit option designed for in-gauge break bulk cargo. In addition to the faster transit times, companies that primarily ship side loading freight will also reap the benefits of increased security with CakeBoxx Technologies’ high-security two-piece ‘deck and lid’ design as well as the convenience of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico’s regular Lo/Lo services.

These new 53’ WTP products are the result of an ongoing development programme between ATS International and CakeBoxx Technologies. They will be available exclusively on this route through ATS International and TOTE Maritime as the Caribbean island rebuilds after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in September 2017. ATS COO, Brent Anderson, commented:

“We are excited and proud to have these units and service capabilities available to aid in the recovery and rebuilding of Puerto Rico when needed the most. With more than four decades of experience in the US/Puerto Rico shipping lane, TOTE Maritime was a natural partner for us to introduce this exclusive Lift-on/Lift-off technology.”

CakeBoxx Technologies first partnered with ATS International in 2016, launching the BreakBulkBoxx™ 53’. The disruptive product has been capturing significant industry attention for both companies since its inception. In addition to sea and road transport, this container was also approved by the Association of American Railroads for use on rail networks throughout the United States. Daine Eisold, CakeBoxx Technologies CEO said:

“The new second generation 53’ WTP BreakBulkBoxx is an outstanding piece of equipment. Seeing the first production units being placed into service in such an important trade lane is extremely rewarding. I’ve worked directly with Steve Hastings at ATS-I to develop these products. Safe to say we are both proud to see them in service, and trust their presence on the waterfront will continue to grow.”

An introductory video of the new 53’ units is available to view here.