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Longer-lasting finish A link-up between a Finnish cargo specialist and steelmaker focuses on container durability. Jerry Frank reports

Finnish group Langh Cargo Solutions has built strong links in recent decades with compatriot industrialist Outokumpu Oyj, developing specialist containers for the world’s largest producer of stainless steel and its high specification requirements for the transport of heavy materials. Langh Cargo Solutions manufactures special portable containers for cargoes in ships, trucks or on trains that can help customers speed up loading and unloading times, optimise vessel stability and keep products undamaged during transport and loading. When the Finnish cargo solutions company ventured into the tank container market earlier this decade, it was not a surprise that it turned to the expertise of the Espoo-based stainless steel manufacturer to help develop its new system for the transport of bulk liquid products. Product planners at Langh Cargo Solutions opted for a high chromium and austenitic Supra 316plus stainless steel from Outokumpu and chose to build the new tank and special cargo containers completely in this strengthened material. Markku Yli-Kahri, product manager at Langh Group Cargo Solutions, says the group’s ambition for the tank container sector since entry in 2013 has been to focus on providing customers with its core expertise rather than trying to compete for the.......

January 6, 2016


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