Madzng wrote:Feasible yes, but some quick thoughts below;
Any system to operate properly would need to take up space, potentially reducing the volume that the shipper has available for his goods.
Containers are roughly handled, and the allowable space around the box can be tight, meaning the extenal conection to any intenal system has to be recessed into the box. This will reduce the volume available to the shipper, and will add complications to the container construction and packing.
When transported onboard a vessel the only parts of the container which are accessible from all storage locations are the ends, and almost always only the doors showing if the vessel is full. Fitting the external connection to the door will complicate the connection to the internal piping.
The issues mentioned above complicate and increase the cost of construction and potentially reduce the volume of goods which can be packed by the shipper.
The container industry is a very low margin business and anything that increases costs for the shipper or owner would not be welcomed unless considered necessary.
The instance of container contents catching fire is luckily rare, and the frequency of these events would not justify the commercial impact.
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