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Cargoshell – The first CSC-certified composite shipping container in the world
CargoShell Cargoshell has become the first composite shipping container in the world to receive CSC certification from Germanischer Lloyd in Hamburg. Cargoshell therefore complies entirely with the strict quality requirements that the industry places on shipping containers.

On 11 and 12 October, under the supervision of Niels Merettig of Germanischer Lloyd, a number of pre-definied tests were carried out in Valluhn (Germany), and Cargoshell passed the tests with flying colours.

In June 2009, Rotterdam-based entrepeneur 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.


Radiographic signals
Unlike steel shipping containers of today, Cargoshell's composite walls allow radio waves to pass through them. GPS signals can therefore be sent and received, which enables, for example, monitoring of consignments.


Next development phase
According to René Giesbers and Albert ten Busschen, leader of the development team on behalf of PolyProducts, the acquisition of the CSC certificate is an important step in the further development of the Cargoshell. "This certification shows that Cargoshell has proved itself as a worthy new product in the logistics chain", says Giesbers. "We are now going to focus our attention on becoming an established name in the field of Reefer containers", adds Ten Busschen. "The next step in the development of the Cargoshell will therefore be to obtain certification as a cold-storage shipping container."


October 12, 2012 - Niels Merettig from Germanischer Lloyd gives the CSC certificaat to René Giesbers.