Innovative Tweendeck Patented in U.S.

Langh Ship's innovative tweendeck invention has now been patented in the U.S. The system has previously been granted a European patent, as well as patents e.g. in Taiwan and South Africa.

"This transportation method has also proved efficient in practice," said Hans Langh. Managing Director of the shipping company. "Handling of the product is speeded up considerably, which improves the turnover of stocks.

Another benefit for steel factories is that the method reduces cargo damages." Cradle tweendecks strongly affect the movements of the ship, which is designed to reduce cargo damage and e n h a n c e s safety at sea.

Owner of seven ships, Langh Ship has used its experience in steel transportation to focus on the development of new methods to further improve the services offered by the company. In co-operation with MacGregor. Langh Ship aims at marketing the inventions to other parties.


Besides the cradle tweendecks, Managing Director Hans Langh has, together with the personnel, developed and patented specialized containers and plate transportation cassettes. These new intermodal units speed up the handling of steel products and reduce cargo damage.

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