Kar-Tainer News

Kar-Tainer carries out SKD testing in Thailand

Posted on May 29, 2014

Kar-Tainer has just completed a series of tests for the shipment of SKD (semi knocked down) vehicles to be exported out of Thailand. The prospective initiative is expected to be confirmed sometime later in June when a live test shipment to the customer will be carried out. Kar-Tainer used it’s patented SKD technology for the successful testing which will allow 4 SKD vehicles to be shipped in a 40ft HC container, with the simplicity of its CBU systems. Kar-Tainer is a global leader in the SKD shipment of vehicles.

Kar-Tainer carries out another test for major German manufacturer

Posted on Jan 23, 2014

Kar-Tainer CEO, Richard Cox, was in Germany this week to carry out another loading test for a major German manufacturer. This test has been part of an ongoing series of tests being carried out for this major manufacturer, who are looking for some containerized solutions in their logistics network. So far tests carried out have been successful and have met the OEM’s stringent quality standards. Cox says he is very hopeful of some significant business from this OEM before the end of the year.

Kar-Tainer extends motor cycle system offering in India

Posted on Jan 23, 2014

Kar-Tainer has added some new systems and concepts to its already patented exterior loading motor cycle cassette systems. The patented systems are for use in ISO containers, for domestic or international shipments, but the new systems are designed for use in auto car wagons, a concept of vehicle transportation that is taking hold in India. Another round of tests is expected to be carried out later in February, from which Kar-Tainer’s presence in India is expected to grow.

Kar-Tainer looking to expand presence in ASEAN region

Posted on Jan 23, 2014

Kar-Tainer is looking to expand its presence in the ASEAN and remaining S.E. Asia region, where the automobile manufacturing growth is really on an upward spiral. China and Thailand, in particular, are showing huge export growth in the automotive industry, and through lack of traditional RORO capacity, Kar-Tainer sees a huge potential for the just in time container delivery of motor vehicles. With lower damage rates, more regular deliveries, smaller numbers, lower holding costs, the container, along with the economics of the Kar-Tainer systems, could be the answer for a significant percentage of vehicles moves in the region.
Kar-Tainer CEO, Richard Cox, is already working with potential partners in Thailand, China and India which will see some significant growth in the containerized movement of vehicles in the region.

Another shipment of MG6 cars arrive safely in South Africa

Posted on Jul 23, 2013

The next shipment of MG6 cars arrived in Durban, South Africa – another totally successful shipment. These vehicles had been packed solely by the customer’s KTI trained personnel, and everything went off without a hitch. Further shipments are expected to follow through the remaining months of 2014. The MG6 is shipped on KTI’s 4 car exterior loading cassette systems, which this being the third such shipment.

Next MG shipment arrives in South Africa

Posted on Apr 15, 2013

The next shipment of MG6 cars were successfully off-loaded in Durban last week. Tests were also carried out for the MG3 to be shipped on the same systems, which, with some minor adjustments, were totally successful. The equipment was immediately returned to Shanghai for the next MG6 shipment, following which the MG3 and MG6 cars are expected to be shipped on a regular monthly basis.

First live MG shipment leaves for South Africa

Posted on Dec 05, 2012

Kar-Tainer loaded its first live shipment, of in excess of 100 vehicles, for MG exports from China to South Africa. These are due to arrive in Durban at the end of December, with the next shipment also in excess of 100 vehicles, due as soon as the equipment is returned to Shanghai. This will become a regular monthly shipment in 2013.

More MG cassettes on way to China

Posted on Oct 03, 2012

The second and third shipments of newly manufactured MG cassettes have left South Africa and bound for Shanghai, China. There are three shipments of cars due to be packed in Shanghai before year end, with the first due to leave before the end of October.

Second SRX Trial to Shanghai Complete Success

Posted on Sep 16, 2012

The second trial shipment of GM SRX vehicles arrived in Shanghai and were unloaded on 6th September 2012. All vehicles arrived perfectly, and were unloaded at the SAIC/SGM facility in Shanghai. A small amount of training was also carried out for the local personnel to be involved when main contract begins.

First pilot for Shanghai GM, successful

Posted on Aug 07, 2012

The first pilot for Shanghai GM arrived in Shanghai and was unloaded at the SAIC facility last week. All vehicles arrived in the condition they left Houston, and in the eyes of all attendees the pilot was a complete success. Some small modifications were carried out to the lashing system for the second pilot which arrives in Shanghai end of August.

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