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By Camila Hurtado

Spanish foldable container Zbox accomplishes both ISO and CSC requirements, providing same guarantees as conventional containers

Navlandis’ foldable container, Zbox, obtained both ISO-1496 certification and CSC (International Convention for Safe Containers), assuring same results as the conventional containers.

The company, based in Valencia (Spain), has been working since 2016 in an innovative foldable container system called Zbox, and has developed different versions aiming a more sustainable marine transportation. As a result, the product has become compact and suitable for deployment on all major maritime transport corridors, in accordance with certification criteria.

Such certificates assure same structural performance than conventional containers: a MGM (Maximum Gross Weight) of 30,480kg, 213,000kg of compression stability (stability to stacking up to 9 full loaded containers), and 150KN of transversal rigidity strength.

All certification tests were conducted through an independent laboratory certified by ENAC (Nacional Certification Entity), and with presence of Lloyd’s Register as the mandatory certification entity, during January (with the container in unfolded form) and September 2020 (with the container in folded form).

Achieved results demonstrate the significant headway made by the Valencian Company since the project began. Zbox is a fully functional solution ready to operate in real-life environments.

Over the next months, Navlandis is continuing with the improvement of the industrialization processes for Zbox, as well as performing necessary updates to validate its functionality, while adding to the current product traceability & connectivity features.

By Camila Hurtado

Navlandis awarded by CEEI Valencia as part of the Scale Up program in its 3rd edition

Navlandis designed the foldable container Zbox, which is an innovation that allows companies to make significant cost reductions regarding transportation, handling or storage of empty containers. This development aims to achieve a better and more sustainable transportation from a financial perspective, to foster the circular economy and to protect our planet from various environmental concerns, from CO2 emission reduction up to handling of dedicated land usage.

Navlandis has been selected to be a participant of this European programme aimed to boost business growth, joining another nine technological companies belonging to transportation, biotechnology or digitalization sectors, among others, thus overcoming other 41 candidates.

The program, called Scale Up, is organized by the Valencian Insititute of Competitivity (IVACE) together with the European Centre for Innovative Enterprises (CEEI) of Valencia. It includes both training and coaching sessions focusing on company growth with a global approach (financing, strategy, marketing and communication, among others). Such sessions will be taught by experienced business professionals in each area, such as Tomás Guillén, Jaime Esteban, Paloma Mas, Javier Echaleku or Maribel Vilaplana.

This acceleration program lasts for four months and its orientation will allow Navlandis personnel to get up to date with the latest trends and to obtain workshops with specialized professionals in diverse business development areas, consolidating every step towards growing.

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By Desirée Tornero

The largest startup accelerator in climate change opens its 2016 call

In Spain, Climate-KIC Accelerator, coordinated by AVAESEN (Valencian Association of Energy Companies), offers financial support and training for the best startups related to the fight against climate change. Innovative projects that help mitigate climate change are sought, applicable to energy, water, building, agriculture, production processes, commerce, industry, sustainable cities, etc. Funding reaches 60,000 euros, without taking company participation.

In the previous two editions, Climate-KIC Accelerator Spain has launched 46 startups, with 15 new products introduced to the market, 170 mentored entrepreneurs, 30 new jobs created, and a survival rate of 95%.

The registration period is now open and ends on April 4th.

Successful startups have emerged from this accelerator such as Closca, which counts with Google among its clients, and whose folding helmet is for sale at the MOMA in New York and the Design Museum in London. Another examples are Evovelo, which markets a revolutionary solar vehicle, and Navlandis, with its folding sea container.

Powered by the European Institute of Technology and Innovation, Climate-KIC Accelerator offers coaching, mentoring and international masterclasses The program is open to teams of at least 2 entrepreneurs with the desire to create a company in 2016, young companies up to 3 years old or SMEs from any sector working on new business models and / or technologies that can mitigate the environmental impact.

In order to participate an innovative idea or product applicable to any area of ​​action of climate change and with high potential for growth and global expansion must be demonstrated. The program seeks ambitious entrepreneurs and balanced teams made up of at least 2 people with an advanced conversational level of English .

Climate-KIC Accelerator Spain programme lasts 9 months, from April to December, allowing access to the largest European network of clean tech innovation in the European Union, with more than 100 public and private partners, as well as access to specialized investors and a program of exchange with accelerators in New York, Singapore, Dubai or Paris.

Interested entrepreneurs can register until April 4th, 2016 by completing the form and sending it to dcaputo@avaesen.es from AVAESEN (Valencian Association of Energy Companies), affiliate partner of Climate-KIC and coordinating entity of Climate-KIC Accelerator in Spain.

Source: http://www.fundacion.valenciaport.com/Schedule-news/News/La-mayor-aceleradora-de-startups-en-cambio-climati.aspx?lang=es-ES

By Desirée Tornero

Navlandis will present the first folding sea container

Costs and space are fundamental elements in any kind of transport, such as maritime, and that may change shortly because the firm Navlandis has announced that next October it will present a very special product at the Port of Valencia, a 20-foot shipping container.

But … why to present a container that is already well-known? There is the crux of the matter, because it is a collapsible maritime container, which makes it occupy a fifth of its completely open space, which will greatly facilitate the transport of empty containers, saving both space and costs, something reason why a good number of shipping companies have already been interested.

Navlandis wants to make a name for itself in the shipping container business, given that in 2014 the shipping companies acquired some 5 million new containers, a market in which, surely, with this novelty, they will not be left out.

As Miguel Navalón, CEO of Navlandis advanced:

This container will have the same resistance as conventional containers. In addition, it can be handled with the same machinery that all the merchandise ports have, as well as with the minimum human resources, which will make operational costs much more competitive.

At the moment it is a prototype at the construction phase, but everything will be ready for its presentation in October, where attendees will be able to see its characteristics. They have also advanced that next developments will be  40 feet and 40 feet High Cube containers.

After a meeting with Aurelio Martínez, president of the Port Authority of the Port of Valencia, he was very interested in the product and without hesitation offered the port facilities so that the presentation could be carried out.

Following this premiere, the folding container will be presented at the Intermodal Europe 2016 fair between 15 and 17 November, considered the largest logistics and transport fair on the European continent, to be held in the Dutch town of Rotterdam.

Aurelio Martínez stated that this Spanish product demonstrates how the R&D departments in Valencia work, and that thanks to the activity generated by this port, it contributes to the development of the close business network. He has also shown his hope that the Valencian port will be the place where this new product is presented, which will be a complete success.

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By vicent

Climate Program

 

Miguel A., Navalón at a time of his intervention in the final of Phase 2 of the Climate program in July 2016, collecting the Accreditation Diploma.

 

By Desirée Tornero

Navlandis seeks local investors to launch its containers on the market

The company starts its first round of financing of up to 150,000 euros and contacts shipping companies to put 300 units into circulation in 2017

The Valencian startup Navlandis has just opened its first round of financing in search of local investors. The firm that has designed an innovative folding maritime container initially aspires to collect between 125,000 and 150,000 euros, with the aim of definitively launching the project.

After having the prototype almost ready, Navlandis wants to use this capital to accelerate the commercialization activity and launch the product on the market. At the moment, with the investment meetings held, the investment expectations are completely covered due to the interest generated, the company points out. However, they are in talks with various funds that have also expressed their interest in studying the project.

Contacts with BigBan Angels, a Valencian entity with a hundred partners that groups accelerators, bussines angels, venture capital funds, investor clubs, etc., already started last Tuesday.

After seducing the Port Authority of Valencia with a project that endows the environment of the Port with a shine of entrepreneurship and R&D, the objective of the company led by Miguel Navalón is now to conquer the shipping companies. On the second half of the year, Navlandis plans to present the container at the facilities of the Port of Valencia.

Rotterdam fair in November

Navlandis also aims to attend the international fair of the sector, which is held in Rotterdam (Netherlands) in November, to expose the product. The firm’s plans are ambitious. Navlandis was developed at Climate-KIC, accelerator of the European Union led by the association of renewable energy companies (Avaesen), whose president is Marcos Lacruz, who serves as a counsellor for the company and plans to participate in the financing round.

For 2017, the company has the objective of placing around 300 units on the market so that large shipping companies begin testing the container. With those numbers, Navlandis would be valued at close to four million euros,  and would aspire to a larger round of investment, around 400,000 euros, and future rounds with higher objectives.

Its CEO, Miguel Navalón, is convinced that this folding container can be revolutionary for the sector. As he explains, the current cost of moving an empty container to a place where it is needed is about $ 500. That repositioning can be cut in half. In the space occupied by an empty container, five folded containers fit.

Dutch competition
There is already a Dutch company that has launched a similar container. However, it acquires special interest for the shipping companies that operate in the Port of Valencia, leader in container traffic. At the moment, it is estimated that there is a world park of maritime containers of 40 million units (TEU’s), and in 2014 the shipping companies bought 5 million new containers, a market in which Navlandis seeks its position.

Navalón assures that the folding container that they will launch on the market “will have the same resistance as a conventional one, and it will be able to be manipulated with the machinery that any merchandise port has, and with the minimum human resources, to make operational costs competitive”, adding that the world container market “amounts to about 12 trillion dollars a year”.

Source: http://www.levante-emv.com/economia/2016/07/14/navlandis-busca-inversores-locales-lanzar/1444341.html

By Desirée Tornero

Navlandis folding container will be presented at the Port of Valencia in October

The Valencian company Navlandis will present its 20-foot folding sea container in the Port of Valencia in October, a novelty that aims to revolutionize the sea transport of goods.

The 20-foot container from Navlandis has the same resistance as any container in use, with the advantage that when folded it occupies a fifth part of the initial space, allowing empty containers to be transported with significant space and cost savings.

At the moment it is estimated that there is a world park of maritime transport containers of 40 million units (TEU’s), and that in 2014 the shipping companies bought 5 million new containers, a market in which Navlandis seeks its position.

The CEO of Navlandis, Miguel Navalón, has ensured that the collapsible container that they will launch on the market “will have the same resistance as a conventional one, and will be able to be manipulated with the machinery that any merchandise port has, and with the minimum human resources, to make competitive the operational costs “, adding that the world container market” is estimated at about 12 trillion dollars a year “.

The Navlandis prototype will be released in October in the Port of Valencia. After a meeting with the President of the Port Authority, Aurelio Martínez, he was interested in the product and offered all the collaboration of the Port of Valencia. Thus, Valencia will see the presentation of this folding container, with the aim of presenting it from November 15 to 17 at Intermodal Europe 2016, the largest logistics and transport fair in Europe that is held in Rotterdam (Netherlands).

For Aurelio Martínez, “the collapsible container developed by Navlandis is a good example of how Valencian R&D works and how the activity generated by the port of Valencia contributes to the development of the close business network. We see Navlandis’ proposal as an innovative solution focused on solving a market need that could have a significant impact on the logistics costs of maritime trade. Therefore, we are delighted that this solution is presented and projected internationally from the Port Authority of Valencia”.
The Navlandis prototype container is already under construction, and different shipping companies have shown interest in seeing the final 20-foot product, which will be followed in a second phase by the 40-foot and 40-foot high cube.

Navlandis plans to open a financing round in which different entrepreneurs and business angels from the Valencian Community have reserved participation, such as Marcos J. Lacruz, who also acts as advisor to the company.

Marcos J. Lacruz has stated that both investors and institutions “have a moral obligation to retain talent in the Valencian Community, companies and projects like Navlandis are very attractive to other European regions, and we must know how to identify and take advantage of R&D that we have”.

Navlandis not only has the support of investors and business angels, but also the support of IVACE. It is a company matured in its startup stage in the Climate-KIC Accelerator led by AVAESEN, where it won the Venture Competition in 2015, the competition national startup for climate change, and also the contest ‘Ecopreneurs for the Climate 2015’. This year they have won the award for the most innovative startup of the ‘Elevator Pitch Accelerator Competition’ at Forinvest 2016.

Source: http://www.elperiodic.com/valencia/noticias/446757_contenedor-plegable-navlandis-presentar%C3%A1-puerto-valencia-octubre.html

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FORINVEST 2016

Miguel A. Navalón and Gloria Arnandis in the March edition of FORINVEST 2016, held at Feria Valencia.

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Spanish foldable container Zbox accomplishes both ISO and CSC requirements, providing same guarantees as conventional containers
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