UNIT45 TRANSPORTMODES

ALWAYS AT THE RIGHT PLACE

The 45ft container is the ideal intermodal transport unit. Within each of the modalities as well (road, shortsea, inland shipping and rail), the 45ft container has major advantages and numerous applications.

Due to its euro corner castings maximum payload is achieved. The 45ft container is fully compatible with the 40ft infrastructure, making transportation and handling easy on the road as well as on water and rail.

Road

Over the past twenty years, haulage by road has been the cheapest form of transport in relative terms.

Shortsea

Larger volumes mean speedier transhipment. A first wave of investments (purchase of containers and modifications to ships) has made the 45ft container into a familiar sight within shortsea shipping in northern and western Europe.

Barge

Like the railways, inland shipping is also benefiting from the pressure experienced by road haulage due to toll levies and European legislation.

Rail

The trend of toll levies and European legislation means that railways and inland shipping are expanding at the expense of extensive road haulage.

Why choose UNIT45?

  • 45ft Palletwide containers
  • 33 Euro pallets per container
  • 45ft Super lightweight electric reefer (-/-1200 kg!)
  • Multimodal operations
  • Environmentally friendly