Whether it's in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, southern Norway or on the Danube to Budapest - the market for sea and river cruises is one of the fastest growing segments of the tourist industry. Here, the Wanzl mobile container, specially developed for cruise ships, ensures optimised luggage logistics. The particular requirements of the mobile container include an all-round lining with cover, which is made of hard-wearing tarpaulin sheeting to provide the luggage with reliable protection from the elements, as well as dust and dirt. A particularly practical feature is that the side panels, which are in two parts, can be pivoted at the front, and folded outwards for easier loading and unloading.
From embarkation, Wanzl mobile containers effectively reduce luggage logistics, make the ship inde-pendent of port logistics with transport cages or loading cranes, and significantly reduce the luggage touch points: luggage is loaded onto the containers pre-sorted, and perfectly stacked and arranged for onward transportation to the target deck and cabin, which is marked on a special whiteboard. The Wanzl trolleys are then rolled onto the ship, where service personnel place the luggage directly out-side the cabin doors.
Central brakes, which are operated using a foot lever, secure the container against unintentionally rolling away when the ship moves during stowing, loading and unloading. Deflector wheels and bumper profiles protect the ship's interior.
On disembarkation, the luggage logistics process with the Wanzl containers is carried out in reverse order and ensures quick delivery back into the port. Between uses, the containers can be nested in-side one another to save space, ideal for the limited storage room onboard ships.