SpaceCubes are built in the factory and then once an order for sizes and quantities are made they are shipped to the desired location in faster times than standard metal containers. The composite materials used in SpaceCubes FRP panels eliminates or reduces any means for fungi and insects to exist, thus rendering composites cleaner and easier to maintain. Additionally, the insulated FRP panels used in SpaceCube units will reduce the effects of heat and cold preventing condensation and heat/cold damage to cargo. The naturally insulating characteristics of the SpaceCube FRP walls system is ideal for transporting vulnerable loads offering temperature and humidity stability when outfitted with readily available energy efficient, portable refrigeration equipment.
The physical properties of the materials used in composites naturally allow excellent radio signal transmissions which in turn enable proper monitoring. With GPS added to the cargo or mounted with control chips the SpaceCubes can be controlled and observed by computer using GPS satellite systems. With this built in system you can track the SpaceCube worldwide and know exactly where your cargo is throughout its journey, with added security. Additionally, knowing when your cargo will arrive allows efficiencies to be gained from both handling and customer satisfaction aspects.
Transportation of a lightweight container saves energy and reduces CO2 emissions resulting from the combustion of fossil fuels. The volume of STF’s composite containers remains the same as steel whether it is loaded or completely empty. Because SpaceCubes can be folded after they are unloaded, their volume is reduced by 70% when empty. Up to 4 empty SpaceCubes can be transported together in just the space of one. When used on land, one could ship 10 units on 5 trucks to distant locations and return all 10 on 1 flat bed. Substantial weight advantages of SpaceCubes contribute to less energy needed when moved or reloaded. These FRP panels have gone through the rigorous testing required by the Transportation agencies for international (CSC) transportation of Sea, Land and Rail.