Features of the small containers intermodal distribution system (scids) operated by Freightliners Ltd are described. A 15ft long container size has been found adaptable to the needs of most customers though one case is cited whereby one company has developed a mini-container system, the basis of which is a specially strengthened 20ft ISO container pallet, fitted with legs which can be lowered so that the pallet forms a free-standing loading/unloading platform. The pallet base incorporates four additional intermediate pairs of twist locks to secure 3 mini-containers 6ft 7in long by 8ft wide. For the train journey the 20 ft pallet is treated as a single unit, but for local distribution at its destination each mini-container is mounted on its own adapted delivery-vehicle chassis. /TRRL/

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • Long, C
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 59-60
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 33
    • Issue Number: 329
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM