The ingenious Cargoshell shipping container concept is about to be tested for ISO certification by Germanische Lloyd. Wholesale adoption of the collapsible composite Cargoshell could significantly lower CO2 emissions worldwide.
It is much lighter than present steel containers, but most importantly, it's collapsible. Though containerisation has streamlined global trade, it remains inefficient.
The current steel containers use the same space whether they are empty or full, and waste valuable resources globally being transported and stored empty.
A Cargoshell can be broken down by one person in 30 minutes, to a quarter of its original volume.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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