In recent years there has been a growing call for the global shipping industry to look into its impact on the environment. Great steps have been made by all parties concerned with global shipping to reduce carbon footprints and energy usage while still facilitating global trade.
At AQUIO™, we have also been helping shipping lines meet environmental and sustainability targets through the use of our innovative container floor coating NutriSkin™.
Upgrade General Cargo Containers to Food Quality Shipping Containers
In addition to these benefits, NutriSkin™ also helps shipping lines extend the serviceable life of their older containers as not only will NutriSkin™ help upgrade old scrap and general cargo containers to food quality it also lasts multiple trips reducing ongoing repair and maintenance costs for the shipping line.
Other methods of upgrading general containers to food quality are single trip applications for example water washouts or application of single pack coatings on floors. This means an investment needs to be made at the port of discharge to reuse that container for food quality transportation.
By using NutriSkin™, container owners are also reducing the need to buy new containers as they can reuse older containers from their available fleet for multiple trips after a single application of NutriSkin™. (See the NutriSkin™ application process)
Protect Shipping Container Flooring from Damage
While NutriSkin™ is predominantly used for the upgrade of general cargo to food quality containers the use of a protective coating such as this product would benefit not only container owners but container lessors as it provides a protective barrier over the floor reducing damage caused by cargo spills as NutriSkin™ provides a tough mechanical and chemically resistant seal.
This allows container owners and lessors to only have to spot clean any cargo spills reducing ongoing repair and maintenance costs, improving turnaround times and increasing customer service. The costs associated with buying a new shipping container would be the same cost associated with upgrading 8 to 10 existing containers using NutriSkin™.