CakeBoxx introduces container for coil cargo

MCLEAN, VA: May 2019. CakeBoxx Technologies that builds two-piece intermodal shipping containers, has announced a new container designed specifically for the transportation of steel and aluminum coil cargo.

The 20ft ‘CoilBoxxTM’ container optimises the same ‘deck and lid’ form factor as other CakeBoxx models and a specially designed floor houses adjustable cradles to allow coiled cargo to be easily loaded, secured, transported and stored.

The design allows coils to be loaded once at their point of origin and remain in the same container while being shipped globally to destination without having to be handled or transloaded.

Designed and manufactured to ISO specifications and CSC -certified, the CoilBoxx is a containerized shipping alternative to traditional flatbed trailer, flat rack and breakbulk vessel transport.

As with all CakeBoxx containers, the CoilBoxx deck is fully accessible from 360° for ease and speed of both side and top loading and the cradles are adjustable to accommodate up to three coil ODs, as large as 1700mm and as small as 300mm with a maximum width of 2232mm. These can be easily secured without the need for blocking and bracing or any further packaging using the embedded tie-down system.

CakeBoxx Technologies director of Commercial Operations Scott Lyman commented: “The CoilBoxx will be an eye-opener for coil shippers. As more and more high-value coils are being produced and shipped globally it makes great sense to take advantage of the benefits of expedited container service. They can easily load their coils into our two-piece 20′ container and lock into cheaper, faster and safer intermodal options, from short haul truck lanes to rail and water transit anywhere in the world – increased product protection and fewer damage claims.”