2017 September 13 13:02
Samskip has recently added 50 45ft flatracks to its fleet after arriving from China in Rotterdam earlier this week, the company said in its press release.
The high-cube 45ft flatrack has been designed with internal loading maximised and empty weight minimised to carry longer, higher, wider and heavier loads than would fit on a standard 45ft flatrack; such as: timber (such as logs or sawn), metals (i.e. steel mats) and project cargo (windmills or tanks).
Optimized design: the new flats have an increased 26mm loading length to 13,196 m, as well as a 82mm increased loading width to 2,352m; 3.6% wider than a standard flatrack.
Increased payload: the tare weight has been reduced to 5,570 kgs: 380kgs less a 6.4% reduction. For instance this enables a payload of 28,430 tonnes between the Netherlands and Germany.
These new units are the latest additions to Samskip's innovative equipment fleet; in line with customer requirements, they have been built for strength and safety, but also flexibility, weight efficiency, and ultimately a sustainable solution. Whether a decreased tare weight to transport more cargo weight or less overall weight, both options mean reduced CO2 emissions per ton transported.