MCZ Models and Freudenreich Feinwerktechnik (FR) announce the newest
addition to their line of injection molded, pad printed shipping
containers. Each 53' container comes with a primed etched brass bottom.
APL Ocean53: Corrugated 53' hi-cube container, blue with special Ocean53
logo and large red eagle logo above large white "APL", plus all markings.
The APL Ocean53 is the only 53' container designed to move loaded in
transoceanic commerce and is specially reinforced for the rigors of the
marine environment. Filled at manufacturers' loading docks in N. America
or overseas, it travels directly to the recipient. When the recipient is
in N. America, the container can be loaded directly on a train for
delivery without the added step of loading a 53' container from the usual
40' maritime containers.
J. B. Hunt: Corrugated 53' hi-cube container, white with J.B. Hunt logo,
plus all markings. In 2011 Hunt had more than one million intermodal
moves. Note that these Hunt containers do not have the green
"INTERMODAL" underneath the logo, extending the approximate time period.
Pacer Stacktrain: Corrugated 53' hi-cube container, blue with intricate
Pacer logo, red "Pacer" and white "Stacktrain", plus all markings.
Schneider National: Corrugated 53' hi-cube container, orange with black
"Schneider National" logo, plus all markings.
These containers fit in the wells of FR 56' Gundersons and AZL 53' NSC
double stacks and on top of 40' containers in the wells of MTL
Gundersons. The pins fit Marklin containers and will fit on top of AZL
and MTL containers with some additonal help such as temporary adhesive
(AZL and MTL pins are too large to fit into the receptacles of MCZ
List price is $9.95. Available from U.S. dealers: Needtrains.com,
Zscalemonster, Ztrack, Hobbycraftsnmore, Norm's Train World and Z Train
Things (in no particular order) and in Europe from Freudenreich
Also available 53' containers: APL(for domestic intermodal use only),
blue CSX Intermodal, Hub Group, Swift, Triton and undecorated.
Available 40' hi-cube corrugated containers: APL, China Shipping,
Cosco, Evergreen, Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd, Ivaran, "K" Line, Maersk,
Mediterranean Shipping Co., Nedlloyd, Yang Ming, Zim and undecorated.