LogTech company, AELER, has launched its new generation container, ‘Unit One’, at the Singapore Maritime Week.
The container has been unveiled at Sea Asia, Singapore’s anchor maritime event on 25 April.
Unit One is the first transportation container made from composite, which has made it “stronger, better insulated and smarter,” AELER claimed.
The materials used have reportedly increased the Unit One’s capacity to where a customer would need need eight AELER containers instead of 10 regular containers for the same amount of cargo.
The Unit One container also produces 20 per cent less carbon dioxide (CO2) in operation.
The container’s aerodynamic exterior also leads to a 4 per cent savings on fuel consumption.
Today, 56 per cent of all containers shipped are empty, and AELER aims to bring this number down with the Unit One container.
There can be up to 300 kilogrammes of plastic materials used inside regular containers to protect and isolate the goods they transport.
AELER, however, has reported that such is not needed with its container as its composite build ensures optimal passive insulation.
“The containers’ structural insulation results in a significant reduction in temperature
variations, reducing fitting time and costs to provide a viable alternative for specific use cases such as
chemicals, luxury goods and food and beverages,” AELER claimed.
This launch has taken place in the same week that the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a green and digital shipping corridor between Singapore and San Pedro Bay.