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Six-pack system could keep shipping costs in trim

BLOK-Container Systems (BCS) has developed a ‘six-pack’ system to lift up to half a dozen empty containers as a single load. According to the company, repositioning empty containers costs the shipping industry $15-20bn a year – up to 8 per cent of shipping line operating costs – according to Boston Consulting Group. BCS chief executive Martin Clive-Smith, described the new system as “a rare project in which the whole industry will ... [+]

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