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SECU, Stora Enso Cargo Unit, is a type of intermodal container (shipping container) built to transport bulk cargo like paper on railway and ship.
A SECU looks like a standard 40-foot ISO Container but is bigger, measuring 13.8×3.6×3.6 m (45×12×12 ft) and which can carry 80 tonnes (79 long tons; 88 short tons) of cargo. This is compared to the normal 12.2×2.7×2.4 m (40×8.9×7.9 ft) size and 26.5-tonne (26.1-long-ton; 29.2-short-ton) capacity of an ISO Container.
A SECU is too big and heavy to be transported on road (ISO-Containers are designed to fit roads), and instead they are transported only by railway and ship. A special vehicle or crane is used to load and unload them. Special railcars are also needed. They can be transported on truck ferries.
- http://www.newsdesk.se/pressroom/kalmar_industries_ab_/pressrelease/view/92518 Kalmar power to drive Stora Enso cargo units operation for Port of Kotka
- http://ec.europa.eu/transport/intermodality/motorways_sea/doc/2006_01_24_conference/vehvilainen_en.pdf MOTORWAYS OF THE SEA
- http://www.storaenso.com/media-centre/press-releases/2004/01/Pages/stora-enso-launches-a-joint-transport-supply-syste.aspx Stora Enso launches a joint Transport Supply System for the Nordic mills
- http://www.freightfreeways.com/media/Presentations/06%20-%20Stora%20Enso%20Clason.pdf RailNetEurope 2005-12-02 Stora Enso Transport and Distribution