The ingenious Cargoshell shipping container concept is about to be tested for ISO certification by Germanische Lloyd. Wholesale adoption of the collapsible composite Cargoshell could significantly lower CO2 emissions worldwide.

It is much lighter than present steel containers, but most importantly, it's collapsible. Though containerisation has streamlined global trade, it remains inefficient.

The current steel containers use the same space whether they are empty or full, and waste valuable resources globally being transported and stored empty.

A Cargoshell can be broken down by one person in 30 minutes, to a quarter of its original volume.

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