In June 2009, Rotterdam-based entrepreneur René Giesbers presented a completely new patented shipping container concept named Cargoshell: a fold-up shipping container made of composite and aluminium. The current Cargoshell is the fixed version of the original concept. The certified Cargoshell also has thicker walls, which benefits the insulating properties of the composite and increases the strength of the container.
Composite is an excellent insulator, it is lighter than steel and it prevents internal condensation. It is also a very hygienic material, as it does not attract fungus or insects. Furthermore, composite is durable, colour-fast, low maintenance, easy to clean and it does not corrode.
The Cargoshell Reefer is the first composite sea container to meet the strict standards on sea containers and was awarded with the CSC certificate from Germanischer Lloyd at Drehtainer in Valluhn, Germany in February 2016. The high insulation value of composite makes this material especially suitable for application in cooling containers.