Simon Bosschieter is co-founder and Managing Director of Holland Container Innovations, the company that has developed 4FOLD, a full ISO certified foldable 40ft HC container (www.4FOLDcontainers.com).
4FOLD aims to solve the issue of empty container transport, costing the transport industry USD 30 billion a year. Next to economic and environmental savings for shipping lines, 4FOLD will also have a positive impact on ports around the world. Empty containers are stored there to wait for the next transport movement. Not only storage space can be saved with 4FOLD, but also social aspects like noise pollution, aesthetics, urban development and employment can be positively influenced. By promoting foldable containers by as many ports as possible, ports will give the signal they consider environment and innovation as a very important point. Via communication channels of the port more and more companies will learn about foldable containers, so they can adopt these in their operations, directly benefiting the port areas.
Simon has a master degree in Engineering Policy Analysis at the Delft University of Technology and a bachelor degree General Operational Technology at the Institute for Maritime and Industrial Technologies in Amsterdam. The 4FOLD is ready for use and is looking for users.”