Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Specialised Shipping Container Design Extends Into the Temperature Controlled Market

CakeBoxx Comes Into the Cold
Shipping News Feature

US – EUROPE – Shipping and storage container technology has taken another step forward with the introduction of CakeBoxx's uniquely designed new range of 'ThermoBoxx' ™ reefer boxes.

Although based around the now tried and trusted two part container system whereby the topside of the container, built without doors, seals down onto the flat rack floor leaving an almost impenetrable box, the new addition has a combination of both the removable CakeBoxx lid and the option of full width rear loading cargo doors which offers a unique ability for shipping both temperature-sensitive and general cargo.

Unlike standard reefer containers, the CakeBoxx style two-piece reefer container can also be delivered with ‘no doors’ for customers with special transportation or storage security needs. The CakeBoxx two-piece ‘doorless’ reefer container is the only container available with the US Government’s SAFETY Act designation as Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT). All CakeBoxx two-piece reefer containers are fully ISO compliant and CSC certified for global intermodal use.

The newly introduced refrigerated units follow closely on the heels of both the 12’ wide hi-cube refrigerated two-piece CakeBoxx containers delivered to a US Government agency early last year, and the purpose-built CoilBoxx™ rolled out to the steel and aluminium coil industry last Spring.

CakeBoxx Technologies says it designed these new models as a time saving, cost-effective solution for the movement of temperature-sensitive cargos that would normally be difficult to load and unload through conventional reefer container doors due to their size, shape or weight. The side and top loading capability is a key differentiation from conventional containers and provides a strong value proposition for speed of loading, product safety, security and loss prevention.

The ThermoBoxx line will initially be available in both 20’ and 40’ hi-cube versions. As with all CakeBoxx models, fully customised versions of the ThermoBoxx are expected to follow shortly, including both 45’ and 53’ hi-cube models. Daine Eisold, CakeBoxx Technologies CEO observed:

”Our new ThermoBoxx was specifically developed to support the transportation and security needs of the expanding array of temperature-sensitive products in the defence, aeronautics, composites and electronics markets. As more and more of these types of products are being produced for global markets, shippers want to take advantage of container-based shipping.

”It is increasingly clear that conventional rear loading refrigerated containers are not a great solution, and in many cases are marginally adequate, so we built an alternative. In some respects, we plan to fill the need for the cold chain that open-top containers offer for dry cargo.

”Risk and loss prevention managers worry about damaging their extremely high value, mission critical equipment during container loading, transport, and discharge operations. Our goal is to give them less to worry about. CakeBoxx containers have long been associated with the shipment of sensitive, high value cargo and this new product line will expand this capability into the cold chain.”

The new design can be seen at a range of events later this year in the US and around Europe, see website for details.