Container Operator


How you're affected

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.
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.
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 container turnover

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.

Reduced surplus capacity

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.

Repair cost savings

When a container arrives at a container depot, a manual damage inspection is typically carried out. If, upon this inspection, the unit is found to be damaged, the repair usually takes place at site. In particular cases, the container is suitable for another, conceivably, cheaper location. ConexBird’s damage-detection system allows each container fleet operator to set an individual threshold of estimated repair costs that triggers our system to flag the container as needing more cost-efficient repair.

Reduced container callbacks

Cargo owners have individual standards for the containers they ship their goods in. In general, there will be a certain portion of a container operator’s fleet that is unsuitable for their clients’ needs. Without accurate insight into the condition of each container before approving it for use, the container operator is likely to face a number of callbacks. Such process is high in operational and opportunity costs. ConexBird can determine a container’s suitability for cargo before it is sent to be filled, leading to cost savings and satisfied clients.

Smarter, safer stacking

The procedure of stacking containers has improved significantly in recent years. “Smart” stacking aims to prevent handling equipment from "digging" for containers that need to move on to their next destination. These solutions increase operational efficiency, yet they universally fail to consider one critical factor: the structural integrity of the containers being stacked. While the material damage resulting from collapsing container stacks is evident, it also represents a serious safety issue, which continues to claim lives within the industry. With ConexBird, you can ensure that weak, fragile containers are detected before being placed in unsafe locations.

What you gain

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