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Prototype swap body to transport more goods

The French Modalis Group has partnered with the Belgian engineering firm Agesia to create a new type of lightweight swap body for the intermodal transport sector. The prototype with a lightened floor is made from special steels and a composite material.


The new 45 ft unit codified C45 (L=13 710 mm x W= 2,550 mm x H= 2,900 mm) can circulate on all rail and road networks. It will be able to transport more goods with the same body and aims to save almost 1 t, in particular due the special building materials, Modalis said.


The composite material is 100% recyclable and reduces the quantity of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted per tonne of goods transported intermodally. (ben)




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