Last week, Simon Bosschieter, CEO of Holland Container Innovations, was one of the keynote speakers at the European Intermodal Logistics conference in Hamburg. Our CEO explained how 4FOLD as a Service will reduce the emissions that come along with empty repositioning of containers and reduce costs at the same time. HCI received a lot of positive reactions and interest in this sustainable service modal dedicated for shippers.
Link Magazine published an article about the 4FOLD as a Service. CEO, Simon Bosschieter and investor Peter Rikken (Meillink Group) give their opinion on the market, product and explain why 4FOLD as a Service should be implemented by every shipper who cares about sustainability, for example Heineken. Please find the article in Dutch here.
In the transportation industry, it is not easy to follow every market trends and to find answers on how to tackle prevailing challenges easily.
Our CEO, Simon Bosschieter, discussed how shippers can benefit from cost and emission reductions with 4FOLD as a Service. Please find the interview here.
The Rotterdam Port Authority showed their facts and figures of 2017. The main conclusion, growth in container throughput! In general, the container throughput rose spectacularly by 10.9% to 13.7 million TEU (twenty feet equivalent unit). However, the number of empty containers rose by 6.1% to more than 2.5 million TEU.
Shipping lines in Melbourne have begun demanding that importers return empty containers direct to stevedore terminals rather than empty container parks. The policies of many major shipping lines dictating direct empty container de-hire to stevedore terminals in Australia rather than to designated empty container parks (ECP), and some stevedore empty container truck receival and processing practices, are causing additional logistics costs for shippers.
New Chinese restrictions on imported waste, introduced since 1 January 2018, are set to have significant implications for the international freight transport, logistics and supply chain sectors. Waste and scrap are the biggest export products transported from the EU and USA to China. The restrictions will increase the imbalance between the West and the East. 4FOLD Foldable Containers provide the solution for this increasing imbalance, as it allows four empty containers to be repositioned at the burden of one.