How would you describe your solution in a few words?
AELER’s mission is to help the world’s transition to an efficient. sustainable and ethical society. We choose to do that through the global trade system, one of the cornerstones of mankind.
Who are your customers?
Our first targeted customers are shippers and freight forwarders handling flows in and out of Europe. Some of the top global freight forwarders and shippers in the flexitank market include: Hillebrand, Braid Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel, Manuport, TIBA, UWL, BATI, Albatrans, P&G, Covestro, Lidl, Neste.
What are the environmental benefits of your solution?
Our solution has a direct impact on CO2 emissions in maritime transport. The application of our unit-one container reduces CO2 emissions by 5 tonnes per year/container (more cargo for the same weight). This corresponds to a potential saving of 240 million tonnes of CO2 per year per container.
How do you manage to exist on the market?
Our disruptive solution is competitive with traditional containers. First, the solidity and lifetime of our container are not 1 but 15 years, it reduces the use of reefers and its activity can be tracked. Second, we distribute it as a flexible service which will reduce demurrage and detention charges. Last, it gives a great ecological image in an industry that desperately needs it. The price is explained by the 3 points above.
Nominated Solution: Unit-One
Company: AELER Technologies SA
Further information: www.aeler.com