Proverb - One imitates someone else because one admires that person or values what that person is doing

Trademark Litigation Commenced.

1. Container Rotation Systems Pty Ltd (CRS) is the registered owner of Australian Registered Trade Mark No. 1309643 for the word “ROTAINER” (the Registered Trade Mark).

2. On 29 June 2022 CRS instituted proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against Intermodal Solutions Group Pty Ltd, Load and Move Pty Ltd, and the director of those companies, Mr Garry Pinder (the Respondents).

3. In the proceedings CRS alleges that the Respondents have made unauthorised use of a trade mark which is substantially identical or deceptively similar to the Registered Trade Mark (namely the trade mark “ROTAINERS”) and thereby of engaged in conduct which:

(a) is an infringement of the Registered Trade Mark pursuant to section 120 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth); and

(b) in light of CRS’s use of the trade mark “ROTAINER” constitutes conduct which is misleading or deceptive or likely to mislead to deceive, in contravention of section 18 and subsection 29(1)(a), 29(1)(g) and 29(1)(h) of the Australian Consumer Law as contained in Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth); and

(c) constitutes the tort of passing off.

4. The Respondents have denied the allegations and are defending the proceedings. The Respondents have filed a Cross-Claim alleging that the Registered Trade Mark should be removed from the Register of Trade Marks. CRS has filed a defence denying that there are grounds to remove the Registered Trade Mark.

5. The proceeding has been allocated to the Honourable Justice Rofe for further case management.

6. Further details concerning the proceeding and its progress can be obtained via links on the Federal Court of Australia Website to online services and Federal Court Search [], following prompts and using the case number VID376/2022.

May 2022 - Rotorcon® Special Rare Earth Concentrate Container.

Another Member of the CRS Rotorcon®, (rotatable container) is released to the Global market. 

 This particular 2000mm high container was specially developed for the Rare Earth industry. 

So well received by end users who operate the CRS Rotainer® the globally recognised 'Container Rotator-Tippler' that several new clients intend come on board in the very near future utilising this container for their upcoming projects.

The Rotorcon® brand with its patented 'Whale Bone' rib structure combined with CRS's heavy duty flat lid was specifically formulated in 2010 from the ground up for maximum strength, longevity, durability and flexibility.

  Rotorcon's unique internal tub design is the industry leader when it comes to reducing carry back with dust minimisation, negating the need for costly misting systems. 

CRS's Rotorcon® is the only container designed from the ground up for the arduous conditions associated high performance container rotators.

CRS's optional Ezzelid®, Patent Pending self opening lid system is available for all CRS container systems.

CRS Forward Thinking - Better Results

May 2022 - Delivery Milestone.

CRS - Celebrating 10th Australian Delivery

CRS is proud to announce that it has delivered their 10th Rotainer® into the Australian Market since the very first Rotainer® H.D was delivered to D.P World Terminal, Port Adelaide in 2010.

This 10th unit will be headed to a project in Broken Hill to handle mineral sands.

This unit will be supplied with our 4th generation Lid Lifting system. 

CRS is the Global Leaders in Lid Lifting Systems with various models for 360 & 180 degree Container Rotators. 

90% of Rotainers Delivered into the Australian Market have had CRS's Lid Lifting Systems installed to meet Environmental requirements.

CRS's Lid Lifting systems offer the flexibility to develop specialised Lid Lid Systems to meet our client needs.

CRS Forward Thinking - Better Results 

April 2022 -  Tiltainer® Standard Patent Certified in Mainland China.

CRS is pleased to have recently received notification of full certification of our innovative, Tiltainer® system in Mainland China. 

Certifying Patents in China these days is an expensive and challenging task.

The expertice of our Professional Engineers combined with our well respected I.P Lawyers overcame any hurdles of prior art contentions that were presented since the application was submitted.

This Chinese Patent, ZL201880046035.5, adds another Country to the Tiltainer® Patent registration zones.

As promoted below,

CRS Forward Thinking - Better Results 

March 2022 - CRS Maxebeam®. Spreader Replacement System.

March 2022 sees further, innovative technology from the CRS team, the Maxebeam®

The release of our latest, innovative, 'Patent Pending' spreader system allows CRS Rotainer® owners to maximise productively by allowing the maximum lift capacity available from their mobile equipment .

CRS's innovated technology is the design of the unique internal frame structure which allowed CRS engineers to replicate the functionality normally provided by standard  container spreaders such as side shift and rotation, functions that are not available on standard fixed spreaders or tool carriers. 

FEA and computer modelling confirmed that operating dynamics are maintained within the parameters of a normal 20/40 container handling spreader design

With a Gross lifting capacity of 50,000kgs with tare weight of 3000kgs makes this an attractive option for users looking to increase reach stacker handling capacity without the expense of upgrading to more expensive, larger capacity machines with extended delivery times, best of all, after initial set up it can be swapped back to a normal spreader operation in less than 2 hours. 


CRS - Foward Thinking - Better Results 

February 2022 - CRS Develops New Lid Lifting System Standard Open Container Lids.

 Since the release of the highly successful Rotainer® Eurospec Range of container rotators, CRS has been continuously approached by a number of Major concentrate suppliers to come up with a simple approached for the removal of container Lids that use rudimentary gravity operated container lid locks

After extensive industry review, CRS developed an innovative, rotatable concentric 'Claw' apparatus to manipulate locks depicted in the pictures above for the fast, simple reliable removal and replacement of container lids with gravity locks

The first Australian based client to come on board with his new lid lift system operates some 3800 mineral sands containers with both road and rails links in their intermodal container logistics process.

Furthermore, due to several requests, this system will be implemented in the Latin American region shortly where many thousands of these containers are utilised in the Copper Concentrate Industry.

CRS Forward Thinking - Better Results 

 January 2022 - Rotainer® Eurospec 38 RS-CSS (Container Support System) Up And Running


CRS is extremely pleased with our latest sale with remote commissioning in the midst of Covid restrictions and supply difficulties.

CRS's highly successful, Rotainer Europsec 38 was fitted with our latest,  Innovative, Patent Pending Technology, known as CSS - Container Support System.

The system was designed, tried and tested on several experimental containers constructed in our Sydney Manufacturing Premises for durability and functionality before being containerised for export as a  'Plug and Play' installation. 

The CSS system uses a 'Passive' (no moving parts) to support the side walls of any container, thus moving all stresses, torsions and bending moments from the container back into the main structure of the Rotainer's superior frame structure.

The net result of CSS is less sophisticated container designs can be used to handle bulk materials, this in turn answers the current problem with supply backlogs combined with ever increasing costs.

Local industries now have an opportunity to manufacture their own, more cost effective, open top containers eliminating the need for expensive compliance's and certifications, especially if there are for specific sites use only.

Furthermore, to meet customers needs, CRS now offers our clients a certified container engineering packages for the manufacture of rotatable containers in any Country to coincide with our CSS, a perfect option to support local business tyring to rebuild after 2 years of Covid lock downs.

Forward Thinking - Better Results.


December 2021 - CRS Awarded a Major Australian Rare Earth Project.

CRS is extremely pleased to receive notification that is has been awarded the contract to supply container rotators with CRS's 'Patented' specialised, Rotorcon® bulk ore containers for a prestigious 'Rare Earths' project being developed in Western Australia.

 Our experienced team has been working closely with this client for approximately 2 years to evaluate and develop the most up to date open top container handling technology for environmentally friendly concentrate transport and processing.

To meet the client requirements, CRS added an additional drive system the Rotainer Eurospec 38 product portfolio, this involved the development of a low speed, electric-hydraulic, 'Slew Ring' rotational system. 

CRS now has 3 highly efficient mechanical drive systems for any operational requirements.

1. With a 'Patented' hydraulic cylinder system utilising a Master and Slave system for low cost, reliable and simple 180 degree rotation.

2. Heavy Duty Bevel Gearbox System offering a  360 degree. bi-direction, dump in 8 seconds with full rotation in 15 seconds.

3. Slew Ring with single motor system lower rotation speed for Specialised Applications.

CRS, Global Leaders in Innovative Container Rotation Technology 

November 2021 - Record Orders @ CRS for Post Covid Uptake

Rotainer Eurospec 38 with Optional CSS

Patent Pending

CRS is humbled with the post Covid take up of the World renowned, Rotainer® Eurospec Range, confirmed orders over the last 6 months has seen 20 units booked for production throughout the next 2 years.

Whilst long lead time items continue to be a challenge moving forward, prudent clients are ordering equipment well in advance to secure container handling systems to meet the post Covid uptake.

CSS, our new Container Support System designed for less sophisticated container allows operations to begin on-time considering the current World container shortage.

So popular is the CSS system, once F.A.T (Factory Approved Testing) was completed, one client immediately placed an order for a minimum of 15 units, this being an historical order for any container rotator manufacturer.

Further more CRS has released 2 new Models,

STS 42 -180 Degree Rotation

Rotainer Eurospec 38 - 360 Degree Rotation with Slew Ring drive.

Adding the above drive systems to our container rotator portfolio allows CRS to provide 3 different drive system to cater for any application with various speeds which meet price brackets to match client requirements.

CRS Forward Thinking - Better Results

October 2021 - (CSS) Container Support Systems Commercialised for Global Supply 

October 2021 sees the finalisation of our latest innovative technology.

CSS, Container Side Wall Support System'.

This new technology allows any type of container to be Rotated in the Rotainer® Eurospec range of container rotators.

This simple 'Passive' support system has no moving parts.

It removes the dynamic loads and bending forces from the container side wall when rotating though the 90 degree point, it transfers any bending forces or external influences back into the Rotainer's rotating arms through to the main frame.

Developed due to the lack of supply, with a view to answer the rising costs of standards and specialised containers, this latest technology supports the side wall of any type of container during the rotating process.

In short, we have removed the need for expensive, specialised, heavy duty rotatable containers.

You can now use standard open tops, general G.P's with the tops removed or produce your own containers in your own Country with assistance of CRS design engineers. 

The system has been thoroughly tested with I.P lodged (Intellectual Property).

It been so well embraced by the bulk commodities industry, our initial order is in the double figures, another game changer by the innovative team at CRS, Container Rotation Systems. 

Enquiries to 

CRS, Forward Thinking - Better Results

August 2021- CRS is Back to Pre-Covid Order Levels

New Orders confirms CRS is now Australia's Largest Supplier of Container Rotators.

We are excited to be back at production rates equal to Pre-Covid volumes.

Current production levels combined with recently confirmed new orders placed late August 2021 see CRS's Rotainer production return to that of  2019. 

During the slow period created by the initial Covid-19 Crisis, CRS put this downtime to good use with development of a new fully automated 'Simple Touch' procurement system.

Simply put, one click on our new computer software system places orders for every component required to build a complete Rotainer, no matter what model or specification.

Our new software system has full remote access, no matter where in the World the order is received, once the order is confirmed it takes minutes to get the complete build underway, all we do is change the quantities. 

  To complement the above, full 'Bar Coding' has been introduced to every item in the builds including workshop and parts drawings, this allows instant item identification and location.

Furtherrmore, we have streamlined our modular design manufacturing process which allows us to have pre-manufactured items in constant supply to meet the post Covid take up delivery schedules.

In additional to the above, CRS has developed a new 'Passive' container side wall support system.

This new 'Patent Pending' technology allows normal ISO G.P style containers to be adapted to rotational applications. A full international launch will follow late September 2021.

CRS Forward Thinking  - Better Results

July 2021 - CRS Container Tippler, Chile,  Reaches New Milestone


100,000 Loaded Rotations, Average Load 32,000kgs = 3.2 Million Tonnes

Late 2006 saw the specially designed CRS Container Tipper System installed in Latin America for PVSA, Chile.

Port Ventanas is a major storage and export facility of concentrates catering for many large Copper Miners in Chilean region.

PVSA engage Container Rotation System of Australia to come up with a solution to increase export capacity utilising current rail infrastructure whilst introducing sealed ISO style concentrate containers.

To meet requirements, a Static Container Tippler System with specially design 20ft ISO spreaders with Automated Lid Lifting provided the solution.

One of the major hurdles to overcome was to supply a frame structure suitable for use in active Earthquake zone a few hundred metres from the Pacific Ocean.

   CRS's engineering team designed and fully certified a system in Australia  for easy export and assembly on site.

As of July 2021 the system has handle over 100,000 fully loaded containers without any major issues or break downs since installation, further consolidation of the professionalism and expertice of the CRS team. 

To achieve the required outcome was a joint effort from CRS, PVSA, Contekner (Local Chilean Agent) overseen and sanctioned by Lloyd's register.

CRS, Forward Thinking - Better Results

May 2021 - Rotainer® Eurospec 38 RS - Reach Stacker for China

CRS is extremely please to have received an order for its highly respected Rotainer Eurospec 38 R.S for delivery into mainland China.

Exporting these units from Australia to Mainland China is a major milestone in the advancement of CRS's global footprint, further testament to CRS's commitment to hi quality, performance and reliability.

These particular units will operate within the China Coal and Rail network, satisfying a need for China's rapid increase in coal handling equipment catering for post Covid, steel  production increase.

 Connection will be to large Reach Stacker's handle the clients current fleet of open top containers.

These units will be stand alone with hand held remote control therefore, no need for complicated connection to the hydraulics or electronics of the reach stacker thus maintaining simple and reliability performance.

Further details of this special installation will be released in the coming months.

April  2021 - Rotainer MH42 For E Crane - 12 Months on

Approximately 12 months after being commissioned, the first delivery of our new Model, Rotainer MH 42 for large materials handlers has provided our client with extraordinary results.

900 operating hours have been logged with no recorded downtime associated the Rotainer, a credit to the of quality CRS products and the professionalism of our local service agent, Severmek.

900 hours at 35 Cycles Per Hour. = 31,500 rotations.

31,500 rotations x 38 Tonnes per container = 1,197,000 tonnes loaded.

These results speak for themselves in the midst of the Covid 19 crisis


 CRS - Forward Thinking, Better Results 

March 2021 - Rotainer® R.S Series 2 Exported to China

Another proud moment for the CRS team with a Rotainer® R.S, Series 2, being exported to the P.R.O.C, Peoples Republic of China.

The Rotainer® R.S is a true, 3 in 1 machine, fully rated for 38,000kgs gross lifting weight.

Standard Lifting points for 20ft ISO twist locks, 60 degree slings or chains MHC/STS head frame.

Within minutes, connect from one lifting device to the other.

Diesel powered with hand held remote control makes this a very versatile container rotator

Covid 19 Commissioned, fully approved ex works, just remove the transport cover, start the engine go to work.

This unit will add to the clients current fleet of highly reliable Rotainer® R.S units in anticipation for the increase of concentrate being exported  from Latin America during the 2021 recovery. 

These units work with a fleet of Rotorcon® 2200mm Multibulker® heavy duty containers.

CRS Rotorcon® , the Worlds most trusted brand in heavy duty, rotatable containers


2021. Stay Positive - Test Negative

February 2021 - Updates Water Misting Option for Coaltainer®.

CRS adds updated Water Misting System as an option all Rotainer® Europsec range of container rotators.

Developed several years ago for the Rotainer® M.D, CRS has updated this system to suit the Europsec Range of container rotators.

High pressure water tubes fitted to the top frame of the Rotainer®, the tubes have high pressure nozzeles, electronically managed that create a water misting blanket over the load when it is being discharged which eliminates dust mitigation.

On board or external water storage compartments are available.


2021. Stay Positive - Test Negative

February 2021 Russia - The Big Freeze.

2 Years of Service - 39,000 Rotations - 2500 Service Hours - 28 Tonnes +/- Per Container -

7000 Rotations per Rotorcon® Container - 1,092,000 Tonnes Loaded Per Rotainer

Facts, Not Fiction.

In 2019 CRS designed and delivered 4 off specially engineered Rotianer Eurospec 38's with unique rotating head frames fitted to Kone STS Cranes.

These particular head frames allows for discharge in a N-S-E-W directions which dramatically speed up loading rates. 

This delivery also included CRS's specially engineered 'Artic Pack' for operating in conditions down to -20c.

CRS Electrical team combined with their local distributor installed dual monitoring stations so all data logging, programming and operational controls can be manipulated from the comfort of the operators cabin.

Early February 2021 saw temperatures drop down to -28c, the pictures below clearly shows the Gulf of Finland frozen over while the Rotainer Eurospec 38's continues loading coal via CRS Rotorcon® 2900mm Coaltainer®

Another great result for our valued client with credit to the CRS Rotainer Team and Russian Dealer

Feburary 2021 - CRS Rotorcon® Containers Ready for Export 

Rotorcon® 2000mm joins the CRS Heavy Duty Container Portfolio.

The Full range, 1450mm - 1800mm - 1900mm - 2000mm - 2200mm - 2600mm - 2900mm

The success of the CRS's Innovative 'One Design' Heavy Duty Rotatable containers continues with the release of the new 2000mm high with hard lid and CRS's specially designed, patented lock system.

Since it inception in 2009, the 'Worlds First' Rotatable Container above 32Tonnes, the 'Rotorcon' brand of heavy duty, rotatable, opentop container continues to be one of the most highly respected brands in the bulk commodity industry.

With its unique internal shape, the patented 'Whale Bone' rib design offering flexibility while maintaining maximum strength and durability with the highest gross weight per tonne carried per tonne of tare weight than any other container. 

Designed and Certified in Australia by leading navel architects under CRS guidelines, produced in Asia by the Worlds leading container manufacturers maintains CSC, CCC, Lloyd's certification with BK2 compliance.

email for a copy of our new 2021 Container Catalogue

2021 Stay Positive - Test Negative

For Older News Releases, See Below

December - 2020.

The past 12 months has been an interesting and challenging time for us all.

CRS's forte is turning the negatives into the positives.

Reviewing the milestones of the past 10 years whilst analysing the commercial achievements with continued focus on our strategic plan for the New Decade, combined with the future commercial challenges facing us all due to the Covid 19, the CRS team is pleased with the  results of 2020 and our path moving forward.

2020 sales were down on our record year of 2019, nevertheless the 2020 year turned out better than expected.

The Release of the Rotainer Eurospec MH-42 & MH-42VA saw 2 new Rotainer® models enter the market place, the 55 cubic metre high cube container is a very exciting additoin ot the CRS container portfolio to take into the future.

Our new Tiltainer® project lost some momentum during the 2020 periods but is back on track with full testing to be completed early Q1-21, further to this we, have designed a new, low cost bulker container with specialised doors specifically designed for UREA and other moisture sensitive commodities for use with our Tiltainer® technology.

Pleasingly, several orders for historic models kept most of our staff and sub suppliers busy and fully employed over the last 12 months therefore our expertise has remained in-house and updated.

Further development of our in-house durability and loads testing procedures allowed us to enhance our new

'Remote Commissioning technolgy'  which actually reduces total commissioning costs for CRS as manufacturers and our end users.

Whilst many 2020 projects have been put back to later in 2021, December 2020 saw some pipeline projects moved forward with new  orders confirmed for delivery Q4-21, combine this with CRS's current pre-commitments should see 2021 to be an improvement on the previous period.

To all our readers 'Stay Safe' and plan ahead, we look forward to continuing to providing cost effective CBH Solcuitons (Containerised Bulk Handling) for the Global Market 

CRS, Forward Thinking - Better Results

November - 2020.  Tiltainer® Patent Approved and Certified.

CRS's New, Innovative container tilting system for General Purpose, (G.P) Containers receives Standard Patent Certification.

After a lengthy patent application and review period, CRS is proud to take technical ownership with another new and innovative system for their container rotating  portfolio of products.

This new system allows standard containers to be rotated 90 degrees for loading and unloading whilst maintaining a central centre of gravity.

This system will focus on products that needs to be completely sealed from the environment such as Urea, Fertilisers and Grains.

The Tiltainer® will work hand in hand with our specially Patented  'Graintainer®' system which will ensure products that need to be completely protected from ambient humidity will be fully sealed.

For Further information contact or visit the page on our web site,  via the drop down menu.

CRS - Forward Thinking, Better Results 

October - 2020.  www.Rotainer®.com site up and running

CRS has finally been able to secure its .com site after 10 years of being in the ownership of a 3rd party.

This acquisition consolidates the ownership of the globally recognised 'Rotainer' brand for CRS. and  can be now used for direct contact with the O.E.M

(original equipment manufacturer) will be maintained and diverted so nothing will change here.

Contacts, emails and search engine enquiries will be re-directed to the Rotainer home page. 

 This acquisition will consolidate the reputation and professionalism of CRS with all search engine enquiries being re-directed to the Rotainer® home page


CRS - Forward Thinking, Better Results 

October - 2020, Rotainer Europsec MH42 Now in Full Operation in Russia

In Q4, 2019, Ultramar, Russia, reviewed their options for the purchase of a container rotator to mate with a new, extremely large materials handler they were looking to install at a new terminal they were constructing.  

Severmek, CRS's Russian distributors, introduced the CRS Rotainer Eurospec Range to their client, Ultramar and E Crane, a European Equilibrium Crane manufacturer. 

 The fleet of Rotainer Eurospec 38's Severmek recently installed for Global Ports, Ulst Luga, Russia, proving so successful by exceed all expectations in performance, reliability and delivery rates, Severmek looked to offer this  Rotainer option for the E Crane and approached the CRS's Engineering team for an application review.

Performance Data of the E Crane combined with operational requirements of the client highlighted the need for a new, purpose  design container rotator specifically for large material handlers now entering entering the market.

CRS's Engineering team rose the challenge and promptly came up with a new model whilst utilising the same reliable components as previous Rotainer Eurospec versions. Positive support by the client of CRS's recommendations saw the Release of the Rotainer  Eurospec MH42 can to fruition (Materials Handler 42 Tonnes Gross Lift Capacity) 

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CRS - Forward Thinking, Better Results 

September - 2020, 3rd Rotainer® R.S on the way to Taiwan.

Chien Shing Harbour Services, based in the Peoples Republic of China will increase the output of its copper concentrate blending facility by adding a 3rd Rotainer® R.S to its fleet. 

The Rotainer® R.S  is a true 3 in 1, heavy duty, container rotator. It converts from Reach Stacker, to Mobile Harbour Crane to Ship to Shore Crane in only minutes.

This highly successful model is powered by a highly reliable, compact, 'air cooled' diesel engine with a hand held remote control for versatility and easy of operation. 

Equipped with CRS's lid lift systems further consolidates the clients commitment to environmental protection by fully covering  the product from the blending shed right through to the hold of the ship.

Shipped fully assembled and ready to operate provides the client with a full a 'turn key' delivery. 

 CRS - Forward Thinking, Better Results 

August - 2020 Rotainer® Eurospec MH42VA (Patented Variable Arm Technology) 

CRS's Eurospec Range of container rotators is progressing even with the slow start in early 2020 when the Covid Crisis was in full swing.

 CRS is pleased to announce another 2 units are on track for commissioning in the European region during 2020.

With 7 units being delivered  the last 2 years together with several pipeline orders on tack for the end of Q4, 2020 enhances CRS's commitment to move away from antiquated traditional container spreader design to our modern, fully enclosed, single beam systems.

CRS's innovative single beam technology combined with our newly released Variable Arm System further consolidates our commitment to provided, high quality, innovative, cost effective, simple and  reliable machines to the global market.

To further 'value add' our clients investment in CRS products, our optional, Patented Arm Technology allows one machine to cater for containers ranging from 14500mm 'Half Heights' right through to 2900 high cube bulkers including CRS's 55 cubic metre wide bodied containers.


CRS - Forward Thinking, Better Results 

June - 2020 Rotainer® Eurospec 42 for 50 Cubic Metre Container Ordered

CRS is pleased to announce another order for our newly released MH range of container rotators.

This particular unit was specified with CRS's optional, Patented, Adjustable Arm System.

  This unique CRS system allows the client to service a wide array of containers from 1450mm Half Heights loaded with heavy concentrates right through to our newly developed 50 cubic metre, High Cube container for wood chips, grains and other products with low weights where high volume delivery rates are required.

Contact for further detials

CRS - Forward Thinking, Better Results 

May - 2020 CRS's Patented Variable Arms for Rotainer® Eurospec MH42

This month sees the release of CRS's Patented adjustable arm system for the Rotainer MH range of container rotators.

This unique arm was developed some years ago is now an upgrades from our previous unit. 

It now caters for containers ranging from 1450mm right through to our newly developed 20ft-2900mm, Wide Bodied 50 cubic metre container.

This versatile option is to fullfill an order in Europe which can enable our valuable client to further value add to their investment this will allow a complete range of bulk commodities that can be handled with the one machine.

By adjusting the centre of gravity, products such as heavy copper concentrate in 1450mm half heights through to 2900 high cube container with light products such as wood chip can be handled by the 'One Design' machine.

CRS - Forward Thinking, Better Results 

April - 2020 CRS Multibulker® Fleet To China

CRS valued clients in the Peoples Republic of China increases their fleet of our high quality, heavy duty Multibulker containers.

These particular containers are 2200mm high with a 38,000kgs gross capacity, fitted with CRS's  specially designed hard lids with our auto lid locking system. 

These containers connect to the Rotainer R.S for 38 tonnes.

 Used 24/7 to cater for concentrate blending for concentrates from the Latin America region. 


CRS - Forward Thinking, Better Results 

February - 2020 CRS Ezzelid® Released to the Market.

For some time now our valued clients have been requesting for a more cost effective, simpler, user friendly lid system for open top containers.

 Rotainer® 2020 program see the sees the release of our new, Patent Pending Ezzelid®, self opening container lids.

Hinged on one side with several lock options other allows the lid to self open, designed specifically for our Rotainer Eurospec 180 degree units.

This system offers significant cost savings on both the Rotainer® and Container.

Email for more details or feel free to visit out Sydney manufacturing facility for a full working demonstration. 

CRS - Forward Thinking, Better Results 

January - 2020 Bisha Mining, Eritrea, Adds 3rd Rotainer® H.D

Since 2014, Bisha Mining has successfully operated a complete CRS Rotainer® system, including Rotrocon ®Bulk Ore Containers, Ezzeloadore® etc

With an increase in mine life for approximately another 5 years 2020 Bisha Mining decided to add a new

Rotainer® H.D to their fleet to guarantee performance and reliability to the logistics chain.

A total of 3 Rotainer® H.D's operate at the Port of Massawa connected to a Kone (Gottwald) Mobile Harbour Crane.

CRS Forward Thinking - Better Results

December - 2019 Rotainer Quality  Programe is Launched.

Moving into the next decade utilising the learnings of the last 10 years, CRS is pleased announce new and exciting products for the Rotainer 2020 program.

Rotainer® 2020 machines will be Lighter, Stronger, Simpler, Cost Effective and More Reliable.

Included in the Rotainer 2020 program will be our new MH range of container rotators, enhanced Rotainer® Eurospec, Ecotainer® Containers and Ezzelid™, Lid Opening Systems.

Pictures below are the first Rotainer Eurospec MH 42 off the production line for a customer in Europe with many more orders in production.

Before you make any decision on a container rotating system, send an email to for our latest brochure and more information on Rotainer® 2020 

CRS - Forward Thinking, Better Results 

December - 2019 CRS Unveils Ezzelid System

To coincide with the 2020 release of the Rotainer ®Eurospec MH range of container rotators CRS is also pleased to highlight the release of our all new, Patent Pending Ezzelid™ Container Lid Opening System.

Rigorous workshop testing has proved this new system is ready to revolutionise the container rotation industry where fully sealed and locked container lids are required with automatic opening.

For the last decade the industry has persisted with the 'Hang Over' of antiquated lid removal systems originally designed over 30 years ago for contanier tippler applications.  These systems  involved special lifting frames on container rotators, various lid locking devices, complexed hydraulics and electrical functions, all now redundant.

A re-think by the innovative team at CRS highlighted a simple, cost effective solution to enhance reliability, cycle times, reduced downtime and maintenance. 

The Rotainer® Eurospec MH Range does not required such systems therefore is more economical to produce, being 'softer' dynamically it further justifies less complexed container designs therefore reducing the total capital outlay.

Before you make any decision on a container handling system, send an email to for a brochure and more information on our new and innovative, 

Ezzelid™ Self Opening ISO Container Lid Systems

CRS - Forward Thinking, Better Results 

November - 2019 The Stars align.

A rare occurrence where all 3 of our most popular models are awaiting delivery.

On  the right is our signature machine, the Rotainer H.D (Heavy Duty) 360 degree rotation with automatic lid lift for an African client.

 The unit in the Middle is our Rotainer Eurospec 32 for 2900mm, High Cube containers and the unit on the left is a Rotainer Eurospec 32 with auto lid lift especially designed for 1450mm Generic Half Heights.

October - 2019 CRS Ezzeloadore® Doubles Cycle Times.

CRS recently upgraded its Ezzeloadore® System to enhance the performance of all the Rotainer® Eurospec range of Container Rotators.

The Rotainer® Eurospec is currently our most sought after system as it is simple in design, cost effect, low maintenance and extremely reliable.

Our Eurospec range is based on 'Flat Pack' logistics, being a modulated design it can be transported anywhere in World in a 40ft container. It can be assembled and made operational in 1 day.

Customers choose to value add their purchase by adding the CRS Ezzeloadore® Systems as it easily increases the cycles times by at least 100% especially for 24 hour operations when hot seating crane operators.

Even the most novice of crane operators can deliver high cycles times with a minimum of fuss with the CRS Ezzeloadore® System.

Contact for further information and a brochure 

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September - 2019 Klaipeda Container Terminal Now Operational.

Klaipeda Kontainer Terminals Lithuania (KKT) is another successful  installation for the Rotainer® Eurospec range of  container rotators.

KKT has 3 large Mobile Harbour cranes which were all connected to a Rotainer® Eurospec 38 in a matter of 3 days.

2 Liebherr Cranes, a LMH 320 & LMH 420 with a Gottlwald HMK 5506, fully Electric unit were set up and handed over to the client in record time.

The client also order a fleet of Rotorcon® 2900mm High Cube (Certified Rotatable Containers) to maintain compliance with international crane standards and regulations.

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August  - 2019 Townsville Marine Logistics Up and Running

Townsville Marine Logistics took delivery of a complete  Rotainer® Systems mid August 2019.

2 Units of Rotainer® Eurospec 38's were specified with auto lid lift set up for generic 1450mm half heights and 1800mm 3/4 height containers.

 A CRS low profile head frame was also specified as part of the order to lower the centre of gravity which gives the crane operator greater control. 

One Electric Hydraulic Rotainer® fully integrated into the Gottwald crane operating systems with one Diesel Hydrolic unit with hand held remote control was order to give the stevedoring company complete versatility and reliability. 

To maximise productivity and performance a CRS Ezzeloadore® was also specified as part of the order.

CRS also supplied 3400 units of our new Patent Pending lid lock kits that converts any standard, generic half height container lids to be used with CRS's automated lid lifting system.

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July - 2019 Releases Rotainer® Eurospec 42MH

Announcing another innovative milestone for the Global Market Place.

The CRS team has released is a completely new Rotainer Model.

The Rotainer® Eurospec 42MH - Materials Handler

This unit has been designed for the Worlds Largest Materials Handlers with the first orders being placed by a client in Russia.

These units will work with a fleet of up to 4000 half height containers once in full production.

E Crane are the suppliers of the Hydraulic Crane .

42,000kgs WLL, Single Beam Technology with a single centre lift point, perfect for large Material Handlers and Mobile Harbour Cranes.

Electric Hydraulic or Diesel Hydraulic power option.

Email for detailed information. 

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July - 2019 Townsville Marine Logistics, Ready for Delivery.

CRS is proud to be supplying  a complete Container Rotainer® Solution for a Green Field installation in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia.

Townsville Marine Logistics will be a 3rd Stevedoring Company in Townsville.

Rotainer Eurospec 38's with lid lifting for 1450mm and 1800mm generic style container proved to be a cost effective solution for their requirements.

The client allowed CRS to specify the full complement of equipment required for the container handling  which included our Ezzelaodore® system as well as lid lifting, this systems will operate via a new Gottwald/Kone MHC and will be integrated into the crane cabin controls for ease of operation.

CRS also supplied our new Patent Pending lid locking system to meet the latest nationalised transport requirements for over 900 Seaco second hand containers.


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July - 2019 New Rotorcon® 2900 x 10ft

CRS is please to release our new Rotorcon®, fully certified, rotatable 2900mm high x 10ft long container.

These containers were ordered by a client in Europe for a special application. Extra heavy duty with 6mm high tensile steel floor, lid and locks will work perfectly with our 10ft Rotainer Eurospec or our Tiltainer for end tipping.

38,000kgs standard gross capacity with light tare weight.

Contact our friendly sales staff for more technical information

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June 2019 - Rotainer® Rentals Awarded Stage 4 of Barangaroo,

Star Casino

CRS's Rotainer Rentals unique underground container handling system has been awarded stage 4 of the removal of contaminated spoil from the underground workings in the basement area of the prestigious Barangaroo, Star Casino development.

This site is currently Australia biggest construction project and will link up to the new Sydney City Metro train system.

Lend Lease, the developer of the site so was impressed with the performance, safety and reliability of the Rotainer system on Stages 2 & 3 of the underground diggings  that they engaged 'Wards Civil' and Rotainer Rentals to continue with stage 4.

A completely new methodology had been undertaken for this project whereby a special Rotainer with automated lid lifting was design for Seacos' Generic Half Height Containers.

To meet new stringent New South Wales road transport regulations, CRS designed a new, simple, positive lock system for the lids that would prevent the lids from disengaging from the container in the unlikely event or a truck rollover.

 Being so successful, this lock system has now registered designs and patents have been applied for in Australian and many overseas Countries.  

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May 2019 - Rotainer Eurospec in now GOST Certified.

CRS is very proud to announce that the complete range of the Rotainer Eurospec had gained complete 

GOST Certification.

This certification gives many Countries in the European Region the comfort and assurance that the CRS Rotainer Range meets stringent certification requirements for safety, performance, reliability and durability expected for long term profitably.   


May 2019 - 40ft Multibulker Tested & Painted

Another milestone for the CRS container portfolio.

CRS has a fully certified 40ft - 2900mm High Cube, trademarked -  Multibulker®

This versatile high cube container has a rear door so it can be rotated 360 degrees via a container rotator or it can be tilted via tipping skel.

Various lids options are available such as Hard Lid, Tarps, Plastic etc.

This container is perfect for Wood Chip, Biomass and Waste products just to mention a few suitable application.

CRS also has a special Rotainer Eurospec designed for this particular size container.

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April 2019 - CRS Coal System up and running.

Late March and early April, the CRS team commissioned the first Container Rotation System in Russia

The Port of Ulst Luga had a contract to load over 3 million tonnes of Coal per year with potential to increase these quantities in the not too distant future.

Having 4 Kone ship to shore cranes, CRS designed an innovative rotating head frame that will allow N-S-E-W rotation of the Rotainer to allow more efficient loading and trimming of the ship.

A fleet of our heave duty 'Coaltainers®' was included as part of the total package.

Latest Project, Coal Loading Russia Watch Videio Click Here

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April 2019 - CRS Receives Order from Lithuania.

CRS is proud to have received an order for our 2900mm 'High Cube' container system for Klaipeda Port, Lithuania.

Rotianer Eurospec 38's will be connect to a Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane for this particular application.

A fleet of our specially designed, 2900mm Rotorcon, heavy duty container will be part of the package.

The client will load an array of different product such a grains, fertilisers and scrap metals.

CRS is proud to extend it product portfolio in the Baltic Region.

March 2019 - Bisha Mining Orders 3rd Rotainer H.D

Bisha Mining Eritrea, has placed an order for another Rotainer H.D (Heavy Duty) for their loading operation in the Port of Massawa.

Their current units have been so successful with over 40,000 loaded rotations clocked on each Rotainer.

Mine life has been extended for at least another 5 years and whilst continuing to operate the current units to end of mine life, a 3rd unit will be added to the fleet to maintain full productivity during maintenance periods. 

The units will have our super reliable 360 degree rotation system but the new  unit will have our upgraded lid lifting system.

February 2019 - CRS Receives Order for 850 Lid Lock Conversion Kits

CRS is pleased to announce that its newly developed, automated lid locking system has been ordered by an Australian Minerals processing plant for 850 units of their 1450mm half height containers.

These kits where developed by the CRS team to make generic type open top container suitable for rotation where rotation and secure lid locking is a must.

It also assist site logistics by allowing several container lids to be stacked up to 10 high for storage when not in use. 

Tried and testing via Rotainer Rentals on the prestigious Crown Casino development in Sydney, the system is now available for global distribution,

These kit easily fits Seaco, Caru, ISG-Pit to Ship, CMIC  as well as many other brands of containers.

Registered Designs and Patent Pending in China as well as many other Countries

February 2019 - CRS Announces 40ft High Cube System.

CRS is pleased to announce that after significant R & D we are able to release to the global market a 40ft rotating container system.

This new container and Rotainer is  purposely designed to cater for industries such as Wood Chip, Bio Mass, Gains and Waste. The unique ground up approach with  the Patented Design of the Rotorcon container has enabled us to offer to our clients a 2900mm high - 40ft long, fully certified open top container.

  No cumbersome internal bracing required, suitable for use with 180 and 360 degree container rotators.

If required we offer hard lids and flexible top cover options.

The 40ft Rotorcon is perfectly mated to our Rotainer Europsec 32's & 38's.

If you have a interest in any of the CRS Container Rotator Systems please do no hesitate to email

January 2019 - Latest Product Brochure Released.

(email to request a copy)

2019 marks a milestone for the CRS team!

10 years has elapsed since we lodge our initial I.P for the designs and patents on our Rotators and Container Systems.

First to offer 360 degree Rotation, First to offer automated lid lifting, First to offer fully sealed single beam ttechnology, First to offer 'Tiltainer' 90 degree container discharge systems, just to name a few of our innovative container handling solutions.

Time and Time again, we have met our client needs by designing several highly productive and cost effective Container Rotators.

We  have expanded from our initial footprint in Australia to several Counties around the World which arguably make CRS the global leader in complete Container Rotating Solutions.

With order books already filling for 2019, we look forward to a busy year whilst working with our exiting customers for continued support and welcoming new customers with future opportunities.

December 2018 - CRS Releases Rotainer Eurospec 38 RS

Another Milestone for CRS with the Global release of our Rotainer Eurospec 38RS.

38000kg Gross Capacity suitable for any Reach Stacker, with or without lid lifting.

CRS are very exited about this release as it completes our container rotators for our Reach Stacker Portfolio.

We now offer 32T and 38T container rotators that cater from 1450mm Half Heights right through to 2900mm Bulkers, with or without automated lid lifting.

Transition from normal container handling to container rotation in seconds.

Being a 'stand alone' system, powered by a small Diesel Engine with remote control negates the complexity of interfacing with the hydraulics and electrics of sophisticated, late model Reach Stackers -  a maintenance plus!

Utilising CRS's single beam technology with our Patented drive system makes this the simplest drive system on the market.

Our 180 degree rotation system, based on F.E.L (Front End Loader Technology) whereby, the load is always discharged away from the operators cabin ensuring no product ever comes in contact with the operators environment, making  our system, the safest in the World, furthermore, by removing the vortex flow of the surrounding air caused by 360 degree rotation dramatically reduces dust and associated pollution.

November 2018 - Bisha Mining 55,000 Loaded Rotations 

1.75Mill Tonnes Shipped.

Late 2013 CRS Commissioned a complete copper concentrate handling system at Massawa Port, Eritrea for Bisha Mining.

Bisha Share Mining Company required a 'turn key' installation for the storage, transport and loading of copper concentrate.

CRS supplied the complete package which included Rotainers, Containers, Gottwald Mobile Harbour Crane, Reach Stackers, Forklifts and all other mobile equipment involved, all up a supply of over $20 Mill USD

The CRS team also complete the road transport assessment which required a total fleet of 200 trucks and container trailers especially specified for the 350km trip from the mine to the port. 

A recent review of the integrity of our Rotainer H.D, CRS's signature machine, will see these units continue to operate for another 5 year without major component overhauls, a testament to the strength and quality of CRS systems.

Another challenging task successfully completed by Container Rotation Systems Pty Ltd.  

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November 2018 - North Queensland Stevedore Orders a complete

Rotainer System

A complete Rotainer® installation will be up and operating in Townsville, Q2 2019.

CRS are pleased with this order as it will involve another new model, the Rotainer®  Eurospec38 for 1450mm & 1800mm high containers.

CRS's new Patent Pending Lid Lock System will also be installed on approximately 1000 containers

Further Press Releases to come soon.

November 2018 -  CRS's Underground System an Award Winning Success.

CRS Containerised Bulk Handling Wins Safety Award

Click Here → Wards_awards.pdf

Stage 3 of the underground works of Australia's most prestigious construction project, the new 'Crown Casino' was completed at the end of October 2018.

CRS supplied the solution for safe and efficient removal of highly contaminated waste for the basement level diggings of the new Casino Structure.

Lend Lease, the builders of the large part of the Barangaroo Development in conjunction with Wards Civil used CRS's new underground containerised system, sealing the contaminated waste in Container before it was moved to the surface for transportation to the dump site.

Working from Sun up to Sundown, this section of the project was completed on time, without injury or incident.

October 2018 - CRS Container Tippler Update

Late 2016, CRS designed, manufactured and installed a container tippler system for Port Ventanus, South America. The system services several trains per day bringing copper concentrate to the Port from some of the largest mines in the World.

This containertippler was designed, manufactured and tested in our Wetherill Park Workshop. Once accepted by the client it was stripped down and containerised for shipping to Valparaiso then trucked to Port Ventanus. 

2 Years on, 32,500 loaded rotations equates to approximately 1 Million Tonnes of Copper Concentrate being loaded by the CRS Tippler System without any lost time due to breakdowns or unavailability. 

This reliability was achieved by using the proven components from our Heavy Duty Rotainer H.D, a great achievement from the CRS Team.

May 2018 - Global Ports, St Petersburg, Orders Rotainer® Eurospec 38

& Rotorcon® Containers.

A recent order from Global Ports, St Petersburg further enhances CRS's footprint into the European Market with our Container Rotation Systems.

This particular operation will be for the export of over 1 Million Tonnes per year of scrap metal.

Our Patented, Rotorcon® 2900mm, extra heavy duty containers were specified for the project due to the severe conditions consistent with these types of operations.

These Rotainers® will have and electric/hydraulic drive system and will be set up to operate via a wide range of port cranes. 

CRS's single beam technology is perfect for the European market due to the fact all of the components are fully sealed from extreme weather conditions. Multi-stage heating systems will make sure of the performance during cold operating conditions. 

March 2018 - Ulst Luga Port Russia Orders CRS Coal System

CRS, Container Rotation Systems Pty Ltd, is delighted to have received an order from Ulst Luga Port, Russia, for a High Production, Containerised, Coal Handling System. 

The project will operate our newly developed Rotainer® Eurospec 38 (38,000kg WLL) set up with a fleet of  our Patented Rotorcon® Heavy Duty 2900mm open top containers.

Loading Coal will be via 2 Kone, High Capacity Ship to Shore Cranes. CRS also designed a special rotating head frame as part of the package.  

This frame will rotate 350 degrees in the horizontal plane to allow the flexibility to discharge over a wider area thus reducing the amount of long travel crane movements for loading each of the ships hold.

Initially the client has fixed contracts for over 1.5 Million Tonnes of Coal Per year which is expected to increase in 2019/20  

February 2018 - CRS Rotorcon® High Cube Containers Hit With the Opposition

at Riga Ports

Designing a fully rotatable 2900mm high container is no easy feat.

At the onset of the development of our Container Rotation Systems, CRS with it engineers designed a new concept in open top containers.

From the ground up we developed a specific range of open top containers exclusively suited for the harsh environments involved with container rotators.

Our 'Rib' system is unique! It has taken may years with numerous objections to our patents by our close competitors however, CRS is please to announce that on the 22 March 2018, the Standard Patent for our Rotorcon® container was granted.

As the picture below from 'Ram In the News' clearly depicts, the inferior copies of the Rotorcon® container recently commissioned at Riga Universal Ports are already showing signs of degradation due to the poor interface with the container rotator.  

February 2018 - Rotainer® Eurospec 32 Delivered to QSL, Quebec, Canada 

Quebec Stevedores Limited required a solution to replace their current ship loading methods and most importantly, reduce dust emissions whilst increasing productivity for the loading of aluminium ingots and aluminium fines using ship cranes for their client, Comalco.

A Rotainer® Eurospec 32 was the solution, due to the extremes in weather conditions CRS designed  a special engine warming system was to retain component heat.

A fleet of Rotorcon®, heavy duty containers, 1800mm high complemented the installation.   

January 2018 - CRS Lid Lift System Heads to Turkey

ETI Bahir, Turkey's Largest Miner required a solution for the effective removal and replacement of the lids on their existing fleet of bulk containers.

Several options were offer by the original equipment suppler but in the end the CRS 'Lidliftor®' was selected as we offered a simple, low cost, light weight unit that could be air freighted easily from Australia to Turkey in a very short time frame.

Another successful problem solving solution from the CRS Team

December 2017 -  CRS Announces Rotainer® Rentals

CRS now offer a complete Rental solutions for short to medium term applications.

Our Containerised Bulk Handling Solution includes Reach Stackers, Rotainers, Remote Control Container Head frames  with Lid Lifting and open Top Containers and Lid removal replacement systems.

We also have Work Cover approved and certified system operators for full wet hire.

If you have a special application where containerisation my be an option, container for further information.  

(Australian Domestic Market Only)

October 2017 - CRS Releases Half Height Container Rotator

Now Available the Rotainer® Eurospec 32 HH (Half Heights).  

CRS, Container Rotation Systems Pty Ltd has answered the problem when it comes to automated lid lift and rotation of Generic' Half Height Containers.

Our new systems fully automates lid lifting for generic 1450mm high & 1800mm high open top containers, now there is no need for specially designed, over priced open top container.

CRS's new cost effective systems answers all the questions.

Combined with our new, simple lid lock mechanism that allow complete lid sealing with ability to stack several lids on top of each other.


October 2016 - Chien Shing Taiwan Takes Delivery of a 2 Heavy Duty

Rotainer® R.S's

One of Taiwan's Premier Stevedoring Companies, Chien Shing has taken delivery of the a Rotainer® R.S System.

The R.S is a heavy duty 38,000kg system that can quickly work between STS Cranes (Ship to Shore), MHC (Mobile Harbour Cranes) Ships Cranes and Reach Stackers.

To maximised productivity a CRS Ezzeloadore® system and a fleet of CRS's Multibulker® Containers were included in the order.

The Multibulker® Container is fully certified for Rotation and End Tipping which makes this container very versatile.   

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