The SeaCell2 container, which the company calls the ‘Earth Friendly’ container, uses an exclusive external corrugation design to allow an extra five pallets to be fitted in each container, giving a 20% reduction of CO2 per pallet shipped. The SeaCell2 also features a bamboo floor in place of the tropical hardwoods normally used, which saves endangered tropical forests. It is available in 20 ft, 40 ft and 45 ft lengths as a high-cube container (9 ft 6 in), and is fully intermodal, so can be introduced into any service without operational problems.
Robert Montague, executive chairman of Axis Intermodal Plc (perhaps best known for his role at Tiphook in the 1990s), said: “The industry must innovate to address the issue of climate change and we think the SeaCell2 does just that – it is set to revolutionise the way freight is transported by sea, increasing efficiencies and helping to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2.”
SeaAxis has one of only two global licences to lease the SeaCell2 container. The company will also lease the SeaFresh 40 ft and 45 ft reefer containers and SeaRack 40 ft flatracks. SeaAxis said it was in discussions with several companies following the Intermodal event, and new equipment has been ordered and is scheduled for delivery globally.