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Why Trust Trans-Rak For Your Reusable Container Racking Systems?

(17 January, 2022)

As our readers are acutely aware, automotive businesses that specialise in containerised car transport operate in a very competitive sector, where opportunities to bring costs down sustainably simply can't be missed. These businesses compete with local as well as international companies with wide-reaching networks, interests, and investments.

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How Do I Know That My Cars Will Fit in Your Racking System?

(13 January, 2022)

With the cost challenges faced by the logistics industry today, switching to vehicle racking systems for containerised transport can be a make-or-break decision for automotive businesses that run large-scale shipping operations. As container prices remain stubbornly high, using multi-vehicle racking solutions is quickly becoming the most convenient way to make containerised shipping more economically viable and sustainable. But clever as they may seem, not all racking solutions can deliver the goods in terms of space efficiency, versatility, and cost. That's why we offer a 3D simulation service whenever our customers request a quote.

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Is Container Shipping A Secure Way Of Transporting Cars Internationally?

(13 January, 2022)

In the world of long-haul international car transport, safety is everything. For shippers, an overarching concern is that the vehicles might be subject to theft, loss, or damage, or that harm may come to the people handling them. This applies to all forms of vehicle transport, and to containerised shipping in particular because of the sheer scale of these operations and the distances involved. Thankfully, shipping cars in containers is much safer than is widely believed.

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How To Load 4 Cars In A Container Using The EL-RAK

(11 January, 2022)

An EL-RAK is one of the quickest and easiest ways to securely load up to four vehicles into a container. Here is a quick guide to how it’s done.

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COP26 Calls For 'Decarbonising' The Shipping Industry. What Does This Mean For Container Shipping?

(10 January, 2022)

The UN's belated 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) drew attention once more to the Paris Agreement and the shipping industry's potential to limit carbon emissions. At the event, a total of 14 governments signed the Declaration on Zero Emission Shipping by 2050, committing to a climate neutral shipping industry in less than 3 decades. But what does all this mean for the container shipping sector?

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How To Reduce Handling Time with Your International Car Shipments

(6 January, 2022)

The international car shipping sector is rife with misconceptions. For instance, many uphold the view that RORO is the gold standard for cautious and efficient vehicle transportation across continents. This may have once been the case, yet much has changed in the world of car transport, and there are innovations in this field that could easily outshine the RORO model, if given the chance. Trans-Rak's container racking systems are a clear example of the benefits of container shipping for cars, in terms of handling and safety.

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Do I Need To Remove the Battery When Shipping An Electric Car by Container?

(20 December, 2021)

Transporting electric vehicles internationally by shipping container is difficult enough, without worrying about fires and accidents due to improperly handled lithium batteries. But after a spate of aircraft fires caused by lithium batteries igniting on board, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) brought in a series of rules in 2009, and the United Nations classified lithium batteries as Class 9A dangerous goods. Unfortunately, the interpretation of these safety guidelines is a topic rife with misconception. So, let's discuss legal compliance for companies that transport electric cars by container.

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3 Reasons Container Ships Are The Future Of Vehicle Transportation

(10 December, 2021)

The consumer car and vehicle industry is globalised to a high degree. Vehicles from Korea, Japan, and China are frequently sold in dealerships in the UK, the USA, and South America, while British-made Range Rovers and German-made Audis are frequently seen on the streets of Tokyo, Singapore, and Adelaide.

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How Many R-RAKs Do I Need To Ship 1000 Vehicles?

(9 December, 2021)

Container ships are the fastest and safest way to move goods across the world in bulk, but when each container is roughly the size of a garage, how can you make the process financially viable for vehicles? This article tells you everything you need to know!

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Why Does The Type Of Steel Matter in Vehicle Transportation Racks?

(24 November, 2021)


Choosing the right type of steel is vital when carrying heavy loads within shipping containers. Firstly, you need a metal that is strong enough to carry the weight of one or more vehicles without straining or buckling. Some metals can be strong weight carriers but are also brittle and can shatter on impact, which could cause unexpected collapse resulting in catastrophic damage in a containerised car racking system.

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