Compact Container Systems Introduces a Foldable 40 Foot High-Cube ISO Container That Reduces Backhaul Shipping Costs Up to 75 Percent

November 12, 2009

ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Boston-based Compact Container Systems (CCS) today announced the introduction of a revolutionary new industrial grade 40′ High Cube Foldable Container designed to reduce backhaul shipping and storage costs up to 75 percent. The FOLDX 40-HC will make its first appearance at the 2009 TransComp and Intermodal Expo (IANA/NITL Expo) in Anaheim, Calif. on November 15.

Compact Container Systems introduces the first of a family of foldable ISO containers designed to change the fundamental economics of the shipping industry.

With over 27 million twenty-foot-equivalent (TEU) containers in circulation, generating more than 120 million TEU movements per year, the industry spends over $22 billion annually on repositioning empty containers.

This new compact design allows four containers to be stacked in the space of one standard container, reducing the backhaul costs up to 75 percent. The FOLDX 40-HC is quickly folded in minutes with a two person team. As many as seven empty FOLDX containers can be handled/lifted simultaneously. It is fully compatible with existing intermodal handling equipment and meets the existing ISO/CSC Container Standards. Valuable slot space is freed up to provide shippers with more revenue opportunities per trip. In addition, their products provide shippers with environmentally-friendly solutions that reduce unnecessary carbon emissions.

The patented FOLDX 40-HC is engineered by highly specialized design and fabrication engineers with a long history of innovative products for the aerospace/industrial market where durability and performance are essential in extreme environmental conditions. Using state-of-the-art modeling tools, the FOLDX 40-HC has been designed and tested to withstand the industry’s critical dimensional and stress factor tolerances. The CCS fabrication team has over 30 years of experience in the container industry and uses the only co-located manufacturing and ISO Test Certification facility in North America.

Compact Container Systems is the industry’s leading developer of foldable ISO Shipping Containers. With its high value products and intelligent solutions, the company fills an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as inefficient transport, energy efficiency and safety.

For more information on Compact Container Systems, please go to www.compactcontainers.com or visit them at booth 504 at the 2009 IANA/NITL Show.

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