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 Safety over the seven seas
 Hamburg company offers diverse protection for container transport.
 BY HOLGER GRABSCH
The classic container is considered as the most signif- icant innovation for the transport of products and goods of the past decades. Through its practical de- sign it has contributed to the development of trade flows on international routes and worldwide sea trades. The triumphal march of the standardized box is still underway today.
Cargo handling has multiplied since 1968. As a result, safety risks during transportation have risen too. This called for innovations in securing cargo to guarantee protection in all hazardous situations.
CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONS
As a specialist for protection and safety, Ham- burg-based MEC Container Safety Systems offers ap- propriate solutions for transport worldwide. The prod- ucts for equipping and lashing containers go far beyond the commercially available semi-automatic twistlocks.
“We offer customized container securing products developed by our own in-house engineers. From ini- tial brainstorming to the actual design, from the proto- type to type approval, leading to customized solu- tions,” explains Lennart Horstmann, MEC CEO.
Founded in 1988, the company is already managed in the second generation by CEO Horstmann – support- ed by sales director Cordula Ahlers. “We act for both logistics and shipping companies worldwide. Mean- while, we have extended our operations, adding a branch in Singapore to service the Asian safety mar- ket with our customized products,” stresses Cordula Ahlers.
“As a self-sufficient provider we possess impressive manufacturing facilities, including in-house casting, swagging and welding facilities. This broad manufac- turing base ensures single-source reliability,” adds Lennart Horstmann.
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