Shipping Containers Get Bamboo Floors


Lo-Tek and Adam Kalkin will be chasing these: Eco-containers with bamboo floors. We have noted previously the toxicity of conventional container floors, which are often made with tropical wood. French shipping company now has 37,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of "eco-containers", saving 10,000 cubic metres of tropical wood.

"Expanding our eco-container fleet has a dual objective. First, we want to make use of modern eco-design ideas and limit the use of tropical wood because this resource is disappearing. We also want to improve the technical performance of our own containers to ensure that we provide customers with the service they expect," declares Alexis Michel, senior VP of Container Logistics. As Katie at Earth2Tech says: " Hmm, good for the planet and the bottom line? Sounds like smooth sailing." ::CMA VGM via ::Earth2Tech