Multipurpose – High Cycle rotainers

Intermodal Solutions Group (ISG) is the Global market leader in the design and manufacture of patented Multipurpose Heavy Duty Open Top Bulk Containers (rotainers) with very high payloads, for high cycle operations.

The containers include ISG’s Patented removable internal walls, to allow the one type of container to be used with both High-density cargo and low-density cargo making the container the perfect choice for “Shed to Ship” operations.  A small fleet of containers can be used in high rotation to load a vessel.  Replacing conventional ship loaders or grabs.

The containers are built to operate 100 to 1000’s of loads in their lifetime.  Using a rotating spreader, you could load 20-30 containers loads per hour into a vessel, achieving load rates of up to 1200 Tonnes per hour.

ISG will customise the container to suit your application, cargo and desired payload. The container could be used for a wide range of cargo such as iron ore, iron ore pellets, grinding balls, mineral concentrates and other cargo types.

The Heavy-duty Container can range in height from 1,450 mm (Half Height) up to 3,000 mm depending on the cargo you would like to load.  The container comes with all of ISG unique features such as our Patented Hard lid and Special Flow Gussets on the corner castings.  The container is certified to BK2 requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Dangerous Goods Code  (IMDG Code 2018).

A set of multipurpose heavy-duty rotainers, is the perfect complement to an existing Containerised bulk handling system.



Key Features

  • ISG Patented removable wall System
  • High Payloads up to 42,000 kg
  • Specialised casting and twistlock system can achieve up to 50,000 kg payload
  • Designed for very high cycle operation, with concentrated loads
  • Designed to be suitable for wide range of cargo density
  • Waterproof removable hard lid eliminates dust during transit
  • Optional Roof Loading Hatches and rear tipping hatches
  • Smooth Internal walls with gussets and Anti-abrasion paint for clean discharge
  • Oversize containers available for low density, high payload requirements
  • Designed and tested for operation with Rotating Spreaders (Tipplers)

Patented Removable Walls

ISG Multipurpose Open Top rotainer includes our Patented removable wall system, which means that dense cargo like copper concentrate or Iron ore can be loaded using the central compartment (Which avoids the container being overloaded).

If the customer has lower density cargo, then the entire container can be loaded to maximise cubic capacity.

The container is significantly strengthened in the centre compartment and also designed and tested be operated with the central concentrated loading.


Instant Multipurpose Bulk Handling Terminal

The heavy duty multipurpose rotainer, means a port with existing container handling infrastructure can become a multipurpose bulk handling facility overnight.

With a rotating spreader and a set of Multipurpose Heavy-duty containers, a port can offer Pit to Ship solutions using our more traditional containers such as the concentrate, ore or High cube containers, as well as being able to handle spot shipments of huge range of cargos with the multipurpose box.