On the Tracks and Across the Sea
The first step is the transportation from Mladá Boleslav to the container terminal in the Uhříněves district of Prague. Here, the containers are switched from lorries to trains, and then they continue by rail to the port in Rotterdam, where they are loaded onto a ship and embark on their long voyage around Europe and through the Suez Canal to the Indian Ocean. The ocean conditions are extreme: the air is wet and salty and the temperature inside the containers can reach up to 70 °C. That is why the containers are designed to protect their precious cargo as much as possible. However, all of the packaging film is fully compostable in order avoid burdening the environment at the destination.
After 44 days and 11,705 kilometres, the containers finally arrive in Mumbai. Here, they are loaded onto lorries and shipped either to Pune, 180 km away, or to Aurangabad, 365 km away. The temperature, humidity and shocks inside the container are measured throughout the journey.