In total three prototypes have been successfully tested and both DSM and Samskip are convinced that the key advantage of the new container is cost efficiency. The lower tare weight in combination with an aerodynamic design leads to significant fuel savings during transport when compared to the same load as a steel container. Conversely, when used in transport modes where weight limitations apply, like rail and road, the lower weight of the container can also be turned into a payload increase for heavy commodities.
The flat sides make it easier to load and unload. It is also easier to clean and attracts less dirt. Innovative high impact corners protect the roof during container handling. This gives HighQ containers a longer lifetime and better protects the cargo.
“We firmly believe in this lightweight container that we have thoroughly tested under the most severe situations”, said Diederick Blom, COO at Samskip Multimodal. “In close cooperation with DSM and by sharing our industry knowledge and ideas, we look forward to welcoming the first series in our fleet next year which we will be offering to our clients,” he added.
Theo Jongeling, Business Manager HighQ containers at DSM said, “The use of composite technology reduces the impact on the environment during the manufacturing stage and continuous to do this during the entire time that the container is operational. This solution is good for the environment and our customers’ business at the same time.”