Gallery: Staxxon’s Collapsible Containers Could Revolutionize Global Sh...


The humble shipping container has truly come into its own over the last decade as architects and designers have innovated ump-teen new ways of re-purposing the standardized metal box. But what about the container’s original and still globally predominant function– carrying millions of dollars in trade goods from Point A to Point B each year? Enter the Staxxon collapsible shipping container. A new development in the flat-packing field, these accordion-style containers vertically fold to 1/5 their original width, making for an efficient nesting system of empties.

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  1. Staxxon May 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Thanks for the mention of Staxxon’s vertical folding/nesting technology for empty ISO (marine) containers. One clarification. Empty containers that are folded and nested using the patented Staxxon technology assume the exact dimensions and corner post positions of any standard 20′ or 40′ ISO (marine) container. No changes in lifting equipment or workflow are required at marine or inland terminals. Folding and nesting will typically occur at an off-terminal storage depot which could reduce the number of terminal gate entries and wait times for trucks carrying empty containers. If readers have more questions, please contact us via Twitter (@staxxon) or email

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