SeaFold 40'

The Revolutionary 5:1 Collapsible Shipping Container That’s Changing the Cargo Industry

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5:1 Design

Save space without sacrificing durability

In the maritime logistics arena, the SeaFold 40′ sets a new standard with its revolutionary 5:1 design. This configuration enables the container to condense to a fifth of its original size, drastically improving storage and transportation efficiency. Despite its compact nature, it does not compromise on quality or durability

A versatile choice for a variety of industries

The versatility of the SeaFold 40′ makes it a prime choice for various industries, revolutionizing space management and logistical operations. Our ISO certification ensures compliance with international quality standards, making it a reliable option for transporting a variety of goods. The container’s design facilitates ease of stacking and handling, significantly reducing the costs associated with freight and storage. In addition, the innovative design allows for quicker turnover times at ports, enhancing the efficiency of global trade routes.

How the SeaFold 40' Collapsible Container Works


Collapse with ease

The SeaFold 40′ container is equipped with a state-of-the-art collapsing mechanism. This 5:1 design allows for a systematic reduction in its structural size without sacrificing its inherent durability and quality. At the core of this process are robust yet flexible hinges and locking systems that facilitate the secure folding of the container’s walls onto each other. This process is not only swift but also seamless, ensuring the structural integrity is maintained at all stages. The unique design complies fully with ISO standards, affirming its reliability and readiness to withstand the demanding conditions of maritime logistics.



Assemble with ease

The assembly process of the SeaFold 40′ container is streamlined and designed to facilitate ease of use while adhering to the highest industry standards of safety and efficiency. The unfolding process is initiated through the release of secure locks that hold the structure in its condensed form. Once released, the robust panels systematically unfold, expanding seamlessly to reach its full operational size. This expansion is works via heavy-duty hinges and support structures that are ingeniously incorporated into the design, ensuring stability and structural integrity throughout the assembly process. Each panel aligns perfectly, allowing for swift and secure locking, ready to house a variety of goods safely.

How the SeaFold 40' Collapsible Container Works
How the SeaFold 40' Collapsible Container Works
SeaFold 40' Container Single

Technical Information

Classification Dimensions
Length 12,192 mm 40 ft
Width 2,438 mm 8 ft
Height 2,896 mm 9.5 ft
Length 11,892 mm 39 ft
Width 2,322 mm 7.62 ft
Height 2,672 mm* 8.77 ft*
Door Opening
Width 2,232 mm 7.32 ft
Height 2,500 mm 8.2 ft
Internal Cubic Capacity 73 cu m 2,578 cu ft
Max Gross Weight 30,480 kg 67,200 lbs.
Target Tare Weight 5,896 kg 13,000 lbs.
Maximum Payload 24,584 kg 54,200 lbs.
Stacking @ 1.8 G 213,360 kg 470,378 lbs.
Racking Test 150 Kn 33,721 lbs.
How the SeaFold 40' Collapsible Container Works

Frequently Asked Questions

  • CCS’ SeaFold containers collapse and bundle into a 5:1 ratio, allowing for significant cost saving benefits in the management of empty container fleets for one-way traffic in trade in-balanced routes.
  • SeaFold containers assist space allocation at container terminals, railheads, and ports, and minimize container slots needed on ships, barges, trucks, and rail, by 80%.
  • A 5:1 bundle of SeaFold containers streamlines port handling by facilitating quicker loading and unloading, which, in turn, alleviates port and terminal congestion and leads to a 56% decrease in repositioning costs compared to conventional containers.
  • By easing trucking burdens, enhancing train transport, increasing container density on ships and inland barges, and reducing port storage footprints, SeaFold containers mark a significant stride towards sustainability and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • CCS’ foldable 40’ HC container, the SeaFold 40’, has a five to one open to close ratio, meaning five (5) collapsed and bundled SeaFold containers fit into one (1) conventional 40’ HC slot – The SeaFold 40’ is the only product in the market that has this unique 5-in-1 configuration that has been fully ISO certified from top ranked global container inspection sources (Bureau Veritas and Lloyd’s).
  • The SeaFold 40’ is safe, less complex, and easier to operate than competing equipment.

SeaFold Containers’ preferred usage is in a dedicated closed loop, one-way route system where the container is going out fully laden and coming back empty, folded, and bundled.

  • The inside cubic capacity of the Container is 73 Cu m or 2,578 cu ft.
  • The SeaFold 40’ HC interior floor plan can accommodate 21 standard U.S. and Europe pallets per pallet tier and meets all internal dimension requirements.

Yes, there are currently multiple SeaFold containers in select locations in Europe and the U.S. which are available for live demonstrations and sea/land trials upon request.

Operating procedures typically take approximately 6 to 7 minutes with the right equipment and personnel when the container is on a level surface.

The SeaFold 40’ is built using the highest quality stainless-steel components and is primarily made up of Corten -A steel, making the Container more resistant to corrosion and weathering.

The SeaFold 40’ is built to have a life expectancy as long as a conventional 40’ HC container or at least 15 years.

The SeaFold 40’ does not require any specialty equipment and utilizes standard terminal, port, and depot handling equipment including a High Reach Stacker, Rubber Tire Gantry (RTG) Cranes, and Forklift (i.e., no additional investment in handling equipment needed). It's compatible with industry standard twist locks for interconnections with all other marine containers and flat racks.

To learn more about our product and get in touch with our team, please complete the form at this page or give us a call at +1-386-SEAFOLD.

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Colin D. Rowe

Colin Rowe Compact Container Systems

Vice President of Business Development & Corporate Counsel



Mr. Colin Rowe is the Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Counsel for Compact Container Systems.  Mr. Rowe has been focused on the maritime industry for the last 14 years.  Having initially joined CCS as an intern in 2009, Mr. Rowe returned to the company in 2022 after working as a maritime litigation attorney specializing in cargo subrogation claims.  Mr. Rowe helps identify, evaluate, and lead unique business opportunities for CCS.  In addition, with his legal background, Mr. Rowe directly supports CCS in helping facilitate and expedite legal matters. Mr. Rowe received a BA from the University of Alabama and a Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School where he graduated with a specialty certification in admiralty and maritime law.