VRR secures first customer for AAX collapsible container

Source: VRR

ULD firm VRR has secured the first customer for its collapsible AAX air cargo container.

An unnamed company ordered the folding container to help it overcome an imbalance of ULDs.

The AAX Collapsible has the same shape, capacity and durability as the standard AAX but can be folded and stacked up to four high for repositioning.

Ben Lakerveld, sales and marketing manager of VRR, said: “When we launched this innovative container last year, we were amazed by the reaction. People immediately saw its potential.

“Now the container’s been certified, that potential can be unlocked. ULD managers now have a cost-effective way to simplify their repositioning and storage challenges.”

The customer initially plans to use the containers on a single specific trade lane.

“Once empty, they will be folded and stacked four high on the lower deck of a freighter for the return flight. The stack of containers will also be able to support the placement of additional consignments on top, allowing maximum use of cargo space,” Lakerveld said.

“We’re keen to see how much of a difference the AAX Collapsible will have on our customer’s day-to-day operations.

“Our customer’s data will show how our designs perform out there in the real world.”

The company also offers an AAY Collapsible container.

VRR said that the imbalance of the global ULD fleet is a “real issue for all carriers and freight forwarders” and that repositioning empty ULDs is both costly and time-consuming.

The collapsible AAX was certified for use by the European Union Aviation Saftey Agency back in February.

Collapsible air cargo container gains approval


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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]