The leading innovative transport solutions provider Van Eck has proudly won 1st place of the Trailer Innovation Awards 2023 in the category ‘Component’ with its in-house developed Container Locker System for the safe and secure transportation of roll containers, most efficiently and sustainably transported with Van Eck’s signature Twindeck vehicles, the innovation award winner in 2005.
Van Eck designed, tested, and finalized a most practical, flexible low-cost device, the Container Locker System that addresses partial loading, load security problems, and their subsequent cost, time, and operational health and safety results.
Previously on the prestigious Trailer Innovation Awards, Van Eck was 3rd in 2005 with its signature Twindeck Trailer, 2nd in 2011 in the ‘Body’ category with its Eckspressive Air Cargo Trailer, and 3rd in 2021 in the ‘Environment’ category with its Smart Rollerbed Vehicles with NMLU (New Modular Loading Unit).
In-house developed systems for safe and efficient loading/unloading and safety of the cargo
Transport of goods in roll containers is an efficient method used in the Benelux region and DACH region for a variety of goods such as postal services, laundries, retail, and flower transportation. Roll containers are loaded in all types of box trailers as well as Van Eck signature Twindeck trailers that present %60 more loading capacity.
As Van Eck prioritizes not only manufacturing the highest quality long-lasting and least carbon footprint solutions for their customers’ unique transport challenges, it equally develops systems for safe and efficient loading and unloading of goods as well as safety of the cargo.
Van Eck Container Locker System for your flexible loading needs
During operations, the ideal loading of roll containers would fill up the trailer entirely with load securing via security bars at the end of trailers, already designed and built as the trailer is initially designed. However, customers’ operations may require partial flexible loading was already designed and built-in load securing mechanisms would fail short to provide security.
When partially loaded roll containers are not secured and move freely within the trailer knocking on each other and side panels, they damage goods loaded in the roll containers, damage the side walls without risk to road safety, they damage the roll containers themselves. The damages result in, operational inefficiency and extra costs of goods replacement, repair costs of the trailers as well as declining second-hand value, and replacement cost of damaged roll containers.
Van Eck Container Locker System is a light, long-lasting practical solution that accommodated all variations of partial loading of load containers and does not require training or extensive experience to operate.
The Container Locker System is made of light and durable aluminum, and has 800 mm in length and 100 mm x 100 mm (width x depth), and weighs 3 kg each. The Container Locker System consists of 2 units of telescopic rods, in combination with a square beam that secures the roll container blocks by less than 10. The maximum amount of roll containers for a box trailer is 44. Van Eck’s Container Locker System works even for 43 roll containers.
Van Eck is proudly taking its place at IAA transportation 2022, in Hall 27 E32, between 20-25 September in Hannover Germany. Reinventing modern road transport since 1912, Van Eck will present the most sustainable transport solutions to address carbon emissions targets today.