First collapsible AAX container set for WCS launch
23 / 09 / 2022
By Rebecca Jeffrey
VRR is set to launch what is believed to be the world’s first fully collapsible AAX container to better manage ULD imbalances at this year’s IATA World Cargo Symposium (WCS).
The collapsible AAX ULD can be folded and stacked to enable ULD managers to store or reposition them where they are needed.
This helps aid ULD availability, as well as bringing costs down, said VRR.
When folded, the container can be stacked up to three high on the main deck of a B767 and four high on the lower deck of a widebody plane. In a shipping container, it can be stacked up to six high.
Fleet managers can also decrease the environmental impact of returning or repositioning empty ULDs.
The AAX has also been designed to be easy to use and repair as it doesn’t require any tools to put it up or down or disassemble.
“Our latest container solves a very real problem facing all ULD fleet managers: what to do with empty containers after a consignment has been shipped,” said Geert van Riemsdijk, managing director of VRR.
“Until now, it’s been a case of leaving them behind or returning them unloaded. It’s not much of a choice. Well, now they have a third option. They can fold them and stack them for storage or repositioning.”
The IATA WCS will be held in London from September 27 – 29.