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25 May 2023

The future pyramid: transport of DRI or salt in the DryTainer

Dusty, trickling and moisture-sensitive bulk materials are efficiently transported by rail with the DryTainer. The innovative container was exhibited for the first time at transport logistic fair 2023.

Steel production has to take on a more climate-friendly path to stay fit for the future. German industry in particular is working on new reduction processes and ways of producing steel in a CO₂ saving way. Innofreight developed the DryTainer in pyramid form and presented it with partner DB Cargo at the transport logistic fair in Munich. The DryTainer is adapted to the requirements of DRI (direct reduced iron) – the future CO₂ neutral raw material for the production of high quality steel products.

The shape of a four sided pyramid leaves as little air as possible in the container and prevents dust pollution during loading and unloading. To simplify unloading, the shape of the DryTainer is also adapted to a dumping cone. This minimizes the risk of abrasion and breakage during loading activities. So the high quality product properties of DRI are reserved.

Innofreight is the first company to transport this reactive material on rail. In addition to DRI, the DryTainer can be used for other moisture-sensitive, dusty and corrosive goods, such as salt, cement clinker, quicklime or quartz crystals. For more information on the DryTainer, see the new product folder here.