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New group extolls the 45ft box

[ February 9, 2012   //   ]

Geodis director of business and development support Claude Bouley has started a new LinkedIn group – 45 Feet Pallet Wide Container. Its Manifesto for the 45’ Palletwide Container argues that if the longer, wider unit was used by deepsea as well as short-sea shipping lines, it would save a lot of empty container transport in Europe and lead to fewer trucks on the roads. The 20’ and 40’ ISO containers currently used in maritime transport do not optimise palletised shipments and hence are not used for intra-European land transport. Many containers go back to the port are empty and for export movements, the first leg from port to shipper’s premises is an empty container movement.