Earlier this year a company named Staxxon® developed a folding TEU, it is now being manufactured in New Jersey by SeaBox® at a brand new plant. For example on one Caribbean container ship NAUTICAL LOG sailed in we carried about 100 TEU's and regularly brought MT boxes back to the United States from the smaller Islands. By shippers using these new folding TEU's we could have carried about 500 MT boxes on any one voyage. When folded the Staxxon/Seabox® TEU's fit 5 to 1 in an ISO TEU storage space.
Please remember our fellow seafarers held captive by pirates off Somalia.