Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Logistics Group Seeking Patents for Double Deck System to Stack Freight in Shipping Containers

Aim is to Reduce Damages, Costs and CO2 Production
Shipping News Feature

WORLDWIDE – Yusen Logistics has launched an innovative ocean transportation service which enables double stacking of products inside shipping containers, through the installation of specialised decks, which are designed to be suspended from the roof of the container, as demonstrated by our picture. This is of course not the first time such a technique has been utilised in a container or a trailer adapted to carry more freight securely whilst minimising damage, but is still worthy of mention.

Trial movements in April confirmed the security of the decks and with increasing demand for the transportation of electrical products, chemicals, foodstuffs, and motorcycles, Yusen Logistics has now launched this new service on all transport lanes operated across its network.

The system provides more flexible solutions as the double deck can be customised according to each individual consignor’s requirements. The service, based around the specialised deck, is the result of collaborative development between NYK and its R&D subsidiary Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI), and by simply being installed inside the container, divides the interior into upper and lower sections, thereby optimising utilisation of the available space.

The new system can generate a number of benefits for shippers, including an improvement in loading efficiency, a possible reduction transportation costs and potential damages plus reduced CO₂ emissions. The system is thought to be individual enough by the two companies involved in the development of this technology that they are currently applying for suitable patents.