Intermodal Module Concept for Freight 801050

A concept is presented for a family of sturdy, lightweight, inexpensive, forkliftable freight shipping cartons for the smaller shipments, the less-than-truckload, less-than-containerload shipments making up the majority of air freight. The cartons are modular and dimensioned for transportation system efficiency and compatibility with international container and U.S. unit-load standards. Module suitability to small shippers and many transportation vehicles indicates potential applications and benefits could be far reaching throughout the transportation system. Prototype cartons have been built for demonstration.


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