ROYAL Wolf has released a new edition of its Wolf Lock safety container, having evolved its design with input from Pacific National to be suitable for rail transport.

Since the Wolf Lock container was launched in 2018, Royal Wolf has updated its design to broaden its use across sea, rail and road transport. The latest release is its third edition.

Dale Garson, Royal Wolf general manager of engineering, said the container’s capacity, door strength and ability to withstand rack and stacking load means it can handle heavy duty loads.

“The Wolf Lock can be placed on rail cars and on the back of semi-trailers as a container or in marine stacks as a shipping container,” Mr Garson said.

The latest edition of the safety container was designed and created by Royal Wolf’s in-house engineering team with input from rail network provider Pacific National.

The newest version of the Wolf Lock container features an exterior locking mechanism in addition to the original interior lock.


“We’ve added visual identification to the Wolf Lock to confirm it is locked, and added a secondary mechanism with a rotating securing device that also indicates the container is locked, as per compliance guidelines,” Mr Garson said.

“This will allow rail compliance inspectors to walk past the container and verify it’s locked.”

The design of the new Wolf Lock also replaces the primary container door bars with a locking handle which can be opened single-handedly. It can be opened from the inside when the door is locked.

“It provides a wider market for customers to use the Wolf Lock for multiple services, whether it’s for stationary storage, for transport or a combination of both,” Mr Garson said.

“It also gives peace of mind that when the Wolf Lock is in static storage it’s safe, when they’re moving it it’s safe to move, and when they put it down again it’s safe for personnel at unload and load situations.”

Wolf Lock media release

The new Wolf Lock has been CSC certified by the classification society Lloyd’s Register, achieving safety approval in accordance with ISO 1496-1.