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Contrary to popular belief
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As anyone who's ever owned a shipping line knows, shipping
containers are incredibly
dull. They are all the same brick-shaped, uh, shape, and they
are generally all the
MaxCo., therefore, is seeking to promote its range of Tetris-
Obviously, they can only be rotated
about a vertical axis when
fitting them onto the ship, but that works well from the bird's-
eye view of the crane
On the one hand, the variety of shapes makes loading a ship
much more difficult.
On the other hand, though, any manufacturer who needs to
ship giant letter-Ts, or
animal welfare operatives who need to move an anaconda with
a broken neck, can
now choose a container ideally suited to their requirements.
On yet another hand,
the containers will tend to interlock to some extent, making
the cargo all the more
secure and reducing the incidence of container loss in stormy
Keep the load steady in 3D! [Sgt Teacup, May 14 2019]
||I still think that there should be a giant jig-saw
puzzle with the pieces being the size and vertical
height of shipping containers. This could only be
solved by someone in possession of a very large
port like Rotterdam, using all if its crane
operators, along with a constant overview via a
high flying drone.
||Are these shipping containers magnetic, so that they snap?
||The truck and trailers are going to be interesting and, of course, the new architects will have a set of starting designs.
||//interlock...making the cargo...secure and reducing the incidence of container loss in stormy weather// And get even more options by adding the Waldorf 3D wooden puzzle as a template (link).
||// Are these shipping containers magnetic //
||Not the ones for hard disk drives, no.
||Isn't the key benefit of intermodal containers that they're
intermodal? How do you propose to carry Tetris
piece-shaped containers by truck or train?
||Well, Tetris-piece-shaped trucks and trains.
||What's awesome is when you get a full, complete layer with
no gaps they all disappear!