Maximizing
efficiency.
Minimizing
footprint.

In partnership with CIMC
Meets ISO Certified Standards

The Answer to the $20 Billion Empty Container Repositioning Problem

The Fold-Co Container is engineered to be a substitute for the standard Marine Container. Built from mild steel and Corten, Fold-Co exceeds current strength and rigidity standards.

Once four Fold-Co containers are stacked and locked together, they can be lifted as a single unit, ready for multi-modal transport.

THE PROCESS

80 seconds to Collapse
Start to Finish.

Expand

The actuator attaches in 6 locking positions utilizing the traditional industry standard “Twist Locking” mechanisms

Unlock
A single worker unlocks the end doors while the end arms of the Actuator perform the collapsing operation.
Collapse

The Actuator collapses the GenFlat Container automatically in 80 seconds.

Stack
Locking technology stacks 4 empty GenFlats into the exact space of a Marine Container.

Fold-Co Value Propositions

Cost Savings

Reduces repositioning costs by up to 75%.

Space Creating

Reduces overall congestion at ports, terminals, depots and related storage facilities and removes the burden of finding solutions to capacity constraints.

Carbon Emission Reduction

Fewer transportation moves = reduced fuel consumption, reduced traffic and reduced emissions.

Safe and Secure Multi-Modal Transport

Your Existing Operations Don’t Change

Fold-Co Containers lock together when collapsed – 4 collapsed container units take up the space of 1 Standard Marine Container. The Fold-Co container makes for secure “multi-modal” transport by train, ocean vessel or over-the-road truck, maintaining the same handling operations currently in place.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Total Length: 40 ft

 

Max Gross Weight: 30,480 kg

Tare Weight: 5,353 kg

Payload: 25,127 kg

Internal Length: 12,192 mm

Internal Width: 2,438 mm

Internal Height: 2,591 mm

The Actuator

The Actuator is key to collapsing and expanding the Fold-Co collapsible container. The Actuator fits all container spreader equipment in the 20’ position. The device lifts the Fold-Co container in 6 lifting positions, vs the 4 corner positions standardized for lifting ocean containers – and uses a double-action armature on each end to push in or lower down the end panels when collapsing/erecting.

The device is hydraulically powered with electrical controls, enabling easy connection to the material handling device (Top Handler, Transtainer, Gantry Crane devices). Each of the 6 locking positions utilize the traditional industry standard “Twist Locking” mechanisms. The Actuator is light weight – under 2 metric tons – and although not designed to lift containers further than the collapsing / erecting design, it does have the mandated safe working load testing and certification required for all lifting equipment worldwide.

The Fold-Co Advantage:

“FULLY LOADED” – NO DIFFERENCE
  • Same internal dimensions

  • Same capacity and payload

  • Same cargo protection

  • ISO tested and certified + water tight

“EMPTY” – 4X THE UTILIZATION OF SPACE
  • At ports, terminals, depots and yards – 5 to 20 stacked containers

  • Ships – 15,000 to 60,000 stacked containers

  • Trains – 2 to 8 stacked containers

  • Trucks – 1 to 4 stacked containers

Cost Savings*

Cost Savings per FEU Move

Cost Savings per FEU Annual

Cost Savings per FEU Usual Life

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