A concept has been presented by Boeing that utilized aircraft in transporting containers as much as 14 at a time to be moved to a winged boat. This is a welcome innovation for a container transport company in Perth and every company in the sector because it will make the process faster and the cost is lower. To be able to make this concept a reality, a number of technologies have to be employed and integrated such as vessels that are semi-submersible and vessel with tandem wing.
Containers that are transported around international destinations are currently using bigger ships with more space but the speed is not as fast. There is a high demand for faster delivery thus the concept was introduced. For now, the best service available is through long-distance railway but the downside is that only limited number of containers can be carried and the cost is higher. These containers are traveling from Western Europe to China and vice versa.
In the past years, there is the emergence of air freight services from companies such as FedEx and UPS but they only cater to small parcels. With this, the research team from the Boeing Aircraft Company developed a computer model for container airplane that can handle automatic loading in order to deliver faster compared to railway services.
Trains are able to transport 100 containers but with the concept presented by Boeing, only 14 containers can be moved at a time. It is unlike commercial airlines where they have to abide with the maximum wingspan as well as the landing weights. The seaplanes and winged boats in concept are expected to have greater wingspan as well as weight. It is possible for the seaplane to have twin-hull pontoons where the barge can position at the middle so that the plane can go lower to take more containers than first calculated.
This is still a thing of the future but a container transport company in Perth is already expecting to see this new innovation. Less time will be consumed by the transport process and transporting will be the fastest even in extended distances.