In June 2009, Rotterdam-based entrepreneur René Giesbers presented a completely new patented shipping container concept named Cargoshell: a fold-up shipping container made of composite and aluminium. The current Cargoshell is the fixed version of the original concept. The certified Cargoshell also has thicker walls, which benefits the insulating properties of the composite and increases the strength of the container.
Composite is an excellent insulator, it is lighter than steel and it prevents internal condensation. It is also a very hygienic material, as it does not attract fungus or insects. Furthermore, composite is durable, colour-fast, low maintenance, easy to clean and it does not corrode.
The high insulation value of composite makes this material especially suitable for application in cooling containers. The next step in the development of the Cargoshell Concept is therefore the manufacturing of a Cargoshell Reefer which can compete with the existing steel reefers on all fronts. This development can be followed in our newsletters.