Cake Boxx Thermo Boxx 40ft Container

CakeBoxx uncovers new containers

Feb. 10, 2020
Two-piece ThermoBoxx features ‘deck-and-lid’ design for faster, more efficient movement of temperature-sensitive cargoes

Shipping container manufacturer CakeBoxx Technologies recently introduced its new ThermoBoxx refrigerated containers.

The ThermoBoxx is the McLean VA-based company’s latest two-piece intermodal shipping container. It follows the introductions of its 12-foot-wide, hi-cube two-piece CakeBoxx reefer container, delivered to a US government agency last year, and the purpose-built CoilBoxx, which was rolled out to the steel and aluminum coil industry last spring.

The new models are designed as a time-saving, cost-effective solution for the movement of temperature-sensitive cargos that would normally be difficult to load and unload through conventional reefer container doors due to their size, shape or weight, the company said. The side- and top-loading capability is a key differentiation from conventional containers and provides benefits in speed of loading, product safety, security and loss prevention.

“Our new ThermoBoxx was specifically developed to support the transportation and security needs of the expanding array of temperature-sensitive products in the defense, aeronautics, composites and electronics markets,” said Daine Eisold, CEO of CakeBoxx Technologies. “As more and more of these types of products are being produced for global markets, shippers want to take advantage of container-based shipping.

“It is increasingly clear that conventional rear loading refrigerated containers are not a great solution, and in many cases are marginally adequate, so we built an alternative. In some respects, we plan to fill the need for the cold chain that open-top containers offer for dry cargo.”

The ThermoBoxx line of refrigerated containers incorporates the company’s two-piece deck and lid design and initially will be available in 20- and 40-foot hi-cube versions, CakeBoxx maintained. As with all models, fully customized versions of the ThermoBoxx are expected to follow, including 45- and 53-foot hi-cube models. The new ThermoBoxx container combines industry-standard cargo loading doors on the rear end with a removable lid. This combination enables shippers to load cargos from the top or side by removing the lid (with 360-degree access to the deck) or through the rear doors as with conventional reefer containers.

This container was developed to address the need for environmental control shippers require for electronic equipment, machinery, composites, defense materials, pharmaceuticals and similar products that cannot be adequately served by conventional reefer containers, CakeBoxx said.

Unlike standard reefer containers, the CakeBoxx-style two-piece reefer container also can be delivered with no doors for customers with special transportation or storage security needs. The two-piece doorless reefer container is the only container available with the US government’s SAFETY Act designation as Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT), the company claimed. All CakeBoxx two-piece reefer containers are fully ISO compliant and CSC certified for global intermodal use.

“Risk and loss prevention managers worry about damaging their extremely high value, mission critical equipment during container loading, transport and discharge operations,” Eisold said. “Our goal is to give them less to worry about.

“CakeBoxx containers have long been associated with the shipment of sensitive, high value cargo, and this new product line will expand this capability into the cold chain.”

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