Monday, September 8, 2014

Pentalver Secures the Latest Container Shipping Option for Secure Freight Transport

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EUROPE – Pentalver is to become the first company in Northern Europe to offer the innovative door-less CakeBoxx shipping containers. The boxes, which offer secure, cost-effective and damage-resistant container options for the global shipping and transportation market, are ISO-compliant and fit seamlessly into all multimodal processes, including stacking, storage, terminal transfers and ship, rail and truck haulage whilst offering probably the most secure option for containerised freight. Group Container Sales Manager at Pentalver, Sam Baggley, said:

“CakeBoxx intermodal shipping containers offer significant advantages to shippers, particularly in terms of enhanced security, side loading efficiencies and streamlined inspections at ports. Pentalver welcomes the opportunity to lead the way with CakeBoxx in the UK as they introduce this unique design.”

CakeBoxx is a long-awaited answer to a market segment that has not had many different options when it comes to protecting against cargo theft, as in the manufacturer’s own words, ‘Cakeboxx makes it tough for bad guys to get in’. The freight container also offers an option for shippers and trans loaders that for decades have had to load irregular shaped cargoes through the door end of a traditional container. Daine Eisold, CEO of Virginia, US-based CakeBoxx Technologies, said:

“Now that CakeBoxx is in the UK and European marketplace, establishing relationships with recognised market leaders is our top priority. Our goal is to offer our customers an innovative, money-saving product combined with best-in-class customer service.

“At CakeBoxx we think in terms of solutions, not just product sales. Pentalver was an easy choice for us to make. They are not only the most capable and most well-respected container depot operator in the country, they are a ‘thought-leader’ in the industry. Working with Sam Baggley and his outstanding team is truly an honour for us and we couldn’t be more excited to call Pentalver our partner.”

The ‘lid’ is raised and lowered by all standard container-handling equipment commonly used at ports, manufacturing plants, construction sites and cargo loading facilities. The CakeBoxx container product line includes:

• CakeBoxx Standard – standard 20’ and 40’ CakeBoxx models for dry cargo.

• FreshBoxx – an insulated version of the CakeBoxx that maintains the temperature of temperature sensitive cargos for up to 72 hours without costly mechanical refrigeration equipment.

• ShortBoxx – a half-height CakeBoxx that can be double-stacked in the same space as a traditional container, making it ideal for shipping heavy and drum cargo.

• CustomBoxx – the unique, doorless design of the CakeBoxx makes it highly customisable to meet unique, user-defined shipping and storage needs

The loading process is best illustrated by our photograph which shows 1) on the left a long length being stowed by a standard fork truck. The load is swung in at the door and the pushed into the body of the container. 2) On the right the ‘lid’ has been removed by the fork truck prior to loading. The load in place on the container floor the load is secured and the top of the container reinstalled making it impervious to interference.