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.


80 seconds to Collapse
Start to Finish.


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

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

The Actuator collapses the GenFlat Container automatically in 80 seconds.

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.


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:

  • Same internal dimensions

  • Same capacity and payload

  • Same cargo protection

  • ISO tested and certified + water tight

  • 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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