09 November 2018

4FOLD Foldable Containers, the sustainable solution at the Intermodal Europe

Demo_IM_RTM_20144 years after the first demonstrations of the 4FOLD Foldable Container, HCI has attended the Intermodal Europe in Rotterdam again. HCI looks back at a very successful event with a lot of fruitful meetings. HCI noticed that despite the recent IMO regulations to reduce emissions, no other relevant sustainable solutions were presented at the Intermodal fair. Therefore it was important to update the market about the progress HCI is making with 4FOLD Foldable Containers as a Service.

Shipping is by far the biggest transport polluter in the world emitting as much as 260 times more SOx than all the worlds cars put together. One mega (>15,000 TEU) container ship produces the same amount of pollution as 50 million cars. The emissions from 15 of these mega-ships match those from all the cars in the world.  If the shipping industry was a country, it would be ranked between Germany and Japan as the sixth-largest contributor to global CO2 emissions.

Between 2007 and 2012, global shipping by sea amounted to an average of 1 billion metric tons of CO2 per year, according to the IMO. That means shipping vessels account for 3.1% of global CO2 emissions per year. Latest figures indicate that in 2020 the annual emissions will be substantially over 1,5 billion tonnes. The SOx and NOx emissions will increase just as drastically as CO2- emissions.

4FOLD Foldable Containers are part of the solution to reduce these emissions. Most shipping emissions in ports are expected to grow fourfold up to 2050. When using 4FOLD foldable containers, these emissions can be reduced by 15%. If you want to know more about the possible emission and cost reductions for your company, please contact us at: info@hcinnovations.nl

Co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 711257.