‘New’ wooden cassette style vehicle racking not as green as it could be, says Trans-Rak.
While Trans-Rak applauds the packaging award won for the Skoda Expendable Chassis and its ability to get more space out of a container thereby requiring fewer journeys and thus reducing carbon emissions, it is still not a sustainable option.
Trans-Rak has dedicated itself to the development of steel constructed vehicle racking which can be used time and again to replace wooden racks which are discarded and then burnt after a single use. Wooden options are not as robust nor as flexible as steel because they are not built for different modes of transport i.e. rail. Unlike steel you cannot test wood to find its yielding point and therefore it cannot be certified for safety in the event of a shunt.
Trans-Rak racking on the other hand is fully certified, maximises the space in a standard 40ft container with enough room for four to five cars and parts; plus on the return journey the racks can be dismantled and packed neatly away in the container. Being cleverly designed, Trans-Rak is quick to assemble, affording speedier and easier loading and unloading of both finished and semi knock down vehicles.
Trans-Rak believes it is time to improve efficiency and sustainability in automotive logistics and move away from wood altogether.