Container Operator

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How you're affected

Situation
The competitive shipping industry has low profit margins and high investments, so consolidation is the trajectory. Limited insight into container conditions leads to cost and time inefficiencies. Furthermore, governments and society put severe pressure on reducing emissions.
Problem
Container owners spend more than 15 billion euros per year on repositioning empty containers, leading to enormous costs and emissions. Moreover, operating expenses for container assets exceed 100 billion euros per year, for their purchase, maintenance, and repair.
Question
How can container owners reduce costs, time, and emissions in such a competitive environment, while maintaining or even improving their service quality?

How we help

The answer is our patented oscillation solution. During the lifting process, we can determine whether a container is good or bad, and if so, how severe it is. Thus, we help container owners to reduce time, costs and emissions without violating equipment or processes.

Your main advantages

Increased operational efficiency

Before an emptied container is sent to a cargo owner to be refilled, the standard procedure is to run it through a depot first to check it’s suitability for use, through manual, human inspection. Whilst this is important to ensure satisfied cargo owners, some units are structurally sound and do not create benefits from being revised. With ConexBird’s structural insights, sound empty containers can be rerouted to skip this process entirely; saving handling costs and asset downtime.

Decreased cost of ownership

Within each container fleet, there will be containers that are structurally fragile and therefore need replacing. As they are difficult to detect, fleet operators own a continuous buffer that incurs costs, in terms of land rental and new container acquisition. ConexBird is able to identify the weakest elements of a container fleet, allowing to remove them from circulation; costs associated with this buffer are therefore reduced.

Decreased repair costs

Whenever a container is found to be damaged, the optimal repair solution can only be made if the "full picture" of the container's condition is taken into account. Our solution allows container owners to minimize repair inefficiencies thanks to a thorough understanding of the state of their fleets.

Reduced container callbacks

With container structures often unknown, it's no surprise that shippers frequently reject cargo containers based on their condition. This produces major operational and opportunity costs for shipping lines and other supply-chain stakeholders. We can solve this problem entirely by detecting unsuitable containers before they are sent to be loaded.

Reduced cargo damage

Cargo damage resulting from the use of unsuitable containers is in excess of €1.2 billion every year. We can detect damaged containers before they are sent to be loaded, thus minimizing the risk of improper stowage.

Increased safety

Weak containers create numerous safety risks. For instance, they can trigger container-stack collapse and cause significant damage to their surroundings. ConexBird can ensure that weak, fragile containers are detected before being placed in unsafe locations: Smart, safer stacking.

What you gain

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