Ocean containers often take a beating in transit, so anybody who ships goods by sea is always looking for ways to prevent their shipments from getting tossed around inside the big metal boxes. That's hard enough for retailers that ship standard-size cartons, but it's a particular problem for military logisticians, who must ship odd-shaped items like weapons, parts, and tools—often at a moment's notice.
Stanley Vidmar, a manufacturer of storage and workspace solutions, says its new Rapid Deployment Container Insert will solve that problem by holding all kinds of items steady in transit and protecting them during storage. The inserts are available with customizable drawer options, including specialized layouts, cradles, and foam inserts for a wide range of uses, the manufacturer says. They are also available with cross-bracing or panels.
The inserts are designed for use inside 20-foot containers as well as in quad-cons and tri-cons (mini-containers developed for the U.S. military that can be locked together to form a unit equivalent in size to a 20-foot container). Each insert can handle loads of up to 4,000 pounds, with stacked units supporting up to 8,000 pounds. The equipment is designed with a four-way forklift base and can also be transported with a pallet jack. No welds or other modifications are required to fit a container, according to the manufacturer.