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Rolux wheelless cassette system


The cargo handling system developed in Finland. It is focused on a 60-tonne capacity flat panel (12.2m x 2.6m) for loading cargo which is supported by four “legs” 850mm from the ground. All kinds of cargoes, including containers, forest products, and particularly paper reels can be loaded. The container locks, lashing points, stanchion and forklift pockets, also stacking locks are all built in.

The second part of the system, the Rolux trailer for cassette movement, is hauled by any port tractor unit. This goose-necked trailer is backed under a cassette when hydraulic power is applied to lift it off the deck or ground. The cassette can then be moved. The trailer can additionally be used to lift cargoes stored on trestles.