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- ISO Container Size and Type (ISO 6346)
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ISO Container Size and Type (ISO 6346)
Not sure which containers fit your needs? Get an overview of the different container types right here. Containers come in different shapes and sizes. Suitable for different purposes.
Knowing your container types give you a headstart — and the best chances to make the right business decisions for you. With more than shipping companies using Container xChange to buy, sell, and lease containers, xChange makes it easy for you to find boxes in more than locations worldwide. Unsure of which type of container is the best for you? Have a look at the overview below. A standard container is the most common type of container in the market.
The aluminum containers have a slightly higher payload. In general, containers are airtight and water-resistant, preventing damage from the outside. One end of the container has doors through which the cargo is stowed.
Despite the standardized sizes of 20 and feet containers, the capacity of the containers can vary from operator to operator. Standard containers can carry most types of dry cargo such as boxes, pallets, sacks, barrels, etc. It can be customized on the inside to carry a specific type of goods. For instance, hangers can be fit inside to carry clothes that could be directly transported to the store. Since standard containers are basic, they are not expensive.
Interested in the 20ft and 40ft containers but still not quite sure? Click on the link below and learn all there is to know about these containers. Go to 20ft and 40ft containers. High cubes, in short HC, reefers to containers that are similar in structure to normal containers.
The length and width remain the same, and the height increases. This enables them to meet more cargo demands. Are the high cube containers piquing your interest? Go to High Cube Containers. Container xChange is here to help you save time and money and lessen your stress.
On xChange, you can send out your request for containers to hundreds of shipping companies within seconds, increasing your chances of striking a deal with vetted partners. Many things can be changed such as:. Below is a list of special container types and dimensions that you should be aware of. Reefer containers are nothing but container-sized refrigerators to move goods that need to be maintained at a certain temperature.
The flooring of the container has T-shaped decking which sends chilled air into the container. This makes sure there is a consistent airflow among the goods.
Reefer containers mostly come in feet equivalent units. They carry temperature-sensitive items such as fruits, vegetables, ice cream, drugs, or meat. Each item has a different temperature requirement and it needs to be maintained to protect its freshness. The reefer container can be sectioned to cool and freeze at the same time. It is powered by a generator that provides electricity. The reefer container is expensive considering the power and maintenance requirements.
Go to Reefer Containers. Double Door Containers are built to have double doors that swing open outside on both ends. Both sets of doors are built with the same specifications. It is the most convenient option for loading and unloading a container, as goods can be loaded or quickly unloaded from either end as required.
They are also called tunnel containers as they are used to create a safe passage in construction sites. The container can be customized according to the storage purposes of the customer.
It can be partitioned to make different slots. Go to Double Door Containers. Open-top containers, as the name suggests, have an open top. The roof of the container is covered with tarpaulin sheets instead of a solid roof. That way it can be covered or left open according to convenience. The container is made of steel with wooden flooring and the door heads can be swung open for easy loading and unloading. Open-top containers are used when cargo is too large to be in a regular shipping container.
For instance, machinery or heavy materials that cannot be stowed sideways but arranged from the top through heavy-lifting cranes. These containers have larger capacities than the normal ones as the roof is open.
It has lashing rings that keep the cargo stable and has the capacity to load kgs. The open-top containers might be generally high in price as there are not many units in circulation in the market.
As in if the height of the cargo is under the roof level or is protruding above the roof level. If the cargo is protruding, it is expensive and other containers cannot be stacked on top of it, and it is very wasteful.
Some of the common items loaded in an open-top are pipes, cables, construction materials, machinery, and bulky raw materials. Want to learn more about what the open-tops can carry? Or just how many elephants an open-top, in theory, could lift? Go to Open Top Container. These containers were designed specifically to carry wooden Euro pallets that are commonly used within Europe. They are available as feet, feet, and high cube containers. The pallets are usually in the size of xx A standard feet container can carry 11 of them, while a pallet wide feet container can carry 15 pallets.
This is possible because the containers are approximately 5m wider on the inside than the standard ones. The pallet wide containers keep the cargo tight, so there is almost no chance of cargo slipping. As seen, this kind of container is made to measure exactly two euro-pallets in width. In comparison, the standard container is only able to carry one.
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Want to find your containers now? Flat rack containers are used for heavy loads and cargo that need loading from the top or sides such as pipes, machinery, or busses. The containers only have sides on the short end of the container. The numerous lashing rings allow the load to be secured safely and by the legal regulations. For example, crates exceeding the size of a closed container can be loaded. Thus, creating a lateral boundary without having to forego the other advantages of a flat rack container.
The new generation of flat rack containers is capable of accommodating loads of up to 40, — 50, kilograms with uniform distribution of the load. Although this makes it possible to load the above-mentioned goods, they usually take up a single place on a container ship. Due to the dimensions of the cargo or its weight, stacking is not possible. There are different sizes of flat rack containers and two different types.
A collapsible flat rack has sides that can be collapsed so that empty containers can be shipped more efficiently. Fixed-end flat racks can be shipped and have greater top load as they are often stronger in construction. Go to Flat Rack Container. Open top container left vs.
Just like open-top containers or reefers , flat rack containers are special containers. This means higher freight costs for transport and stacking are often not possible due to dimensions or weight, which makes it necessary to occupy a single space. Open tops are good for heavy or high cargo. A side door container, also known as an open side container, has extra doors that open on the long side of the container on top of the doors in the end.
The floor is fitted with surringsrings to hold the cargo in place. The side doors make it extremely convenient to load cargo that is bulky and cannot fit through the end doors. More workers can work simultaneously while loading or retrieving the cargo and it gives full access to retrieve what is needed. Go to Side Door Container. Hard top containers are very similar to open containers with the difference being a detachable steel roof instead of a tarpaulin sheet. The roof of a hard top container has points through which a forklift can lift the roof.
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Container Types | Standard and Special Equipment
Not sure which containers fit your needs? Get an overview of the different container types right here. Containers come in different shapes and sizes. Suitable for different purposes. Knowing your container types give you a headstart — and the best chances to make the right business decisions for you. With more than shipping companies using Container xChange to buy, sell, and lease containers, xChange makes it easy for you to find boxes in more than locations worldwide. Unsure of which type of container is the best for you?
Container Types | Standard and Special Equipment
That journey requires the logistical organization of a variety of elements to ensure the safe arrival of goods during the importing process. And at the heart of it all, lies the humble shipping container. These container units protect their contents during the journey from one port of entry to another. To accommodate the many types of products shipped and the special care they may need, there are a number of different shipping container types which vary in size, material, structure, and construction.
Container units form the most integral part of the entire shipping industry, trade, and transport.
The letters and numerals of the owner code, equipment category identifier, serial number and check digit shall be not less than mm 4 in high. All characters shall be of proportionate width and thickness, they shall be durable and in a colour contrasting with that of the container. This information is mandatory. When displayed on the container, the size and type codes shall be used as a whole. In there was an ISO agreement concerning container marking codes to depict the length, height and type of container in an easy to read sequence. This sequence is composed of four letters or digits that commonly appear right under the container identification sequence.