Just a quick thought: If shipping containers had a long door down one side, instead of a smaller door at the back, then it would be possible to load/unload them faster, and also to more readily access particular pallets inside them. This wouldn’t work for all purposes (for one thing, loading bays often aren’t designed to accommodate this), but for a company that relies heavily on rapid shipping (i.e. Amazon, Walmart, FedEx etc), it could be a useful improvement.

2 responses on “Side-loading containers for faster access

  1. americanlamboard.com

    An Open sided container has two sets of double door at the lengthy side . Such two doors are arranged to open the entire length of the container with complete access to the container for loading and unloading. Apart from that, the stuffing and de stuffing are faster than other types of container .

    1. Jeremy Lichtman Post author

      Thanks! I can also see the counter argument with regards to international shipping, where it may weaken the container. I guess most companies prefer to standardize on one architecture.

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