Containers and transport baskets

Jan 21, 2019 Automotive

Containers and transport baskets

The desire to optimise transport costs as well as better security of goods in transport and warehousing has led to the development of containers and transport baskets. These elements are now being used on a large scale, and many of them are…
Containers and transport baskets
The desire to optimise transport costs as well as better security of goods in transport and warehousing has led to the development of containers and transport baskets. These elements are now widely used and many consumers or users are unaware that they are dealing with them. What are transport containers and baskets? Where are they used?
What is a transport container?
A transport container is referred to in the literature as a return transport packaging. This means that after the transport, it is usually returned to the original owner, usually the supplier, or to the company responsible for the transport. Transport containers are most often used to transport small products such as foodstuffs or small electronics.
They are usually made of plastics such as polypropylene or polyethylene. This type of solution is characterized by many advantages. In addition to significantly reduced costs, the transported goods are also properly secured. Transport containers are manufactured in various shapes, sizes and fillings. Thanks to this, it is possible to select a container closely matched to the goods.
As an example of transport packaging can be given boxes, which are used both in the food and alcohol industry. The main difference between these containers is the construction implemented in their interior. The transport of alcohol in glass bottles requires the use of special partitions that prevent them from breaking during transport when fruit, bread or small electronic devices can be transported loose and placed in the container only secured from the top.
Transport basket – storage optimisation
Transport baskets are similar in construction to containers, but they are bigger than them and they are made of metal. The transport basket is used on a large scale in various types of warehouses. The use of this type of infrastructure allows for the optimization of warehouse management and improves the functioning of the warehouse.
Even heavy goods can be successfully stored in transport baskets, because often their construction provides for the installation of special wheels, which significantly facilitate the transport of goods inside the warehouse. Transport baskets are used in many branches of industry – construction, electrical or steel.
They are ideal for storing on pallet racks, where they can be placed calmly and still have good access to the goods in them. By using them for floor storage, it is possible to significantly save storage space, as it is possible to stack them on top of each other even up to several floors. Similarly to the containers, the baskets should be adjusted to the nature of the stored goods.
The development of containers and transport baskets is an undoubted step into the future. These elements have a significant advantage over disposable or wooden packaging, because they are characterized by a much better fit to the goods, lower price, and much better optimization in relation to the goods and the place of storage. Moreover, both baskets and containers can be reused. They are reusable and can therefore be used until destroyed or replaced by more optimised ones.