Cheap lo­gis­tics de­signed for de­vel­op­ing coun­tries

Maritime Gateway - - Brief News -

The world’s first flat-pack truck has been con­firmed for pre-pro­duc­tion tri­als, in a bid to pro­vide de­vel­op­ing coun­sri tries with cheap trans­porta­tion. Cre­ated by leg­endary For­mula 1 car de­signer Gor­don Mur­ray and com­mis­sioned by oil gi­ant Shell, the Ox truck will be made in the UK as an assem­bly kit, with test­ing due to be­gin in In­dia. Six Ox kits, along with their 2.2-litre Ford diesel en­gines, can fit into a stan­dard ship­ping con­tainer. As­sem­bling the ve­hi­cle does not re­quire “spe­cial tools” and takes a team of three peo­ple ap­prox­i­mately 12 hours to com­plete. The ve­hi­cle can seat up to 13 peo­ple and carry 1,900kg (1.9 tonnes) of cargo, al­most twice the pay­load of most reg­u­lar pick­ups.

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