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CONTAINER 40 FEET

D E F I N I T I O N

Due to its greater height (2.69mts against

2.40mtrs), the High Cube containers are ideal for

transporting light or bulky goods. The 40' and 45'

containers are made of steel or aluminum. The

45'HC containers are special containers and not all

shipping companies have this type of container nor

are they found in all commercial routes.

D I M E N S I O N S

Its exterior measurements are: 12.19 meters long

(40 feet), 2.44 meters wide (8 feet) and 2.59 meters

high (8 feet 6 inches).

Its interior measurements are: 12 meters long (39

feet 6 inches), 2.35 meters wide (7 feet 9 inches)

and 2.39 meters high (7 feet 10 inches).

W H A T A R E T H E Y U S E D F O R ?

The 40ft container is used to transport large

volumes of dry cargo on pallets, boxes, bags

or drums.

M A X I M U M L O A D O F A C O N T A I N E R

4 0 F E E T

An empty 40-foot container has a weight or tare of 3,750

kg and can hold a load of around 29 tonnes (29,000 kg),

although this maximum load varies according to the

shipping company and the type of container. The most

internationally standardized ones can accept a maximum

gross weight of 32.5 tons.



FLAT RACK

CONTAINER

WHAT IS A FLAT

RACK CONTAINER?

A flat rack container is usually for

the transportation or storage of

cargo with unique dimensions. Flat

racks only have sides on the short

side of the container, the bulkheads,

so the cargo can stick out the side of

the container during transportation.

WHAT IS A FLAT RACK

CONTAINER USED

FOR?

A flat rack is used for the

transportation or storage of cargo with

‘special’ dimensions. Examples are

trucks and boats, but also machinery

parts that need to be shipped as a

whole to it’s place (or country) of

destination.

FIXED-END

A fixed end flat rack has, as the name

hints at, fixed ends on the short sides.

Thus, these container can be shipped

and have an greater top load as the

fixed-ends are often stronger in

construction.

COLLAPSIBLE FLAT

RACKS

A collapsible flat rack has sides that

can be collapsed so the empty

container can be shipped more

efficiently, with four collapsible flat

racks taking the space of only one

regular dry van container.

The advantages of a Flat Rack

container

Suited for Transport

To be used for big and heavy loads

With fixed or removable ends

With tightening rings


OPEN TOP CONTAINER

Definition

Open top containers have a removable canvas roof

instead of a solid one. They are specially designed

for the transport of heavy or large loads. They

usually have doors at the ends to give flexibility

for loading and unloading operations.

The open top container is a container that is used in

shipping normally to export or import two types of goods:

Merchandise that doesn't fit because it's too high

(machinery for example).

Merchandise that is very heavy and difficult to load by

dragging and needs to be loaded by a specific crane.

Principal uses of an open top

container

Thanks to the removable canvas roof, the Open

Top containers are specially designed for the

transport of heavy or large loads (e.g. long

pipes), allowing superior loading and unloading

through the use of cranes.

Another utility is the transport of bulk goods,

as the superior access capacity allows for easy

loading and unloading through the use of

conveyors or shovels.

It is recommended for the transport of cargo

that does not require special conservation

conditions, being used for the transport of

cargo that is not very sensitive to water and

the environment, such as tractors, glass crates,

heavy machinery, marble slabs, etc.

What are your

measurements?

You will find in the market the standard measures

of an ISO container, that is to say, Open top

containers of 20′ feet (6mts long, 2,44 wide and

2,59 high) and Open top containers of 40′ feet hc

(12 mts long, 2,44 wide and 2,89 high).

Why do Open Top containers

exist?

They were initially developed to be able to move

certain loads that are not suitable for introduction

by the measures of a traditional container door.

The cargo is stowed above the container, and is

protected with a highly resistant, waxed canvas or

fabric, secured by hooks.



TANK

CONTAINER

Tank containers are basically, cylindrical vessels held within a standard 20ft

ISO frame and are used to deliver hazardous and non-hazardous products.

There are various types of tank container and depending on what they are used

for dictates the type of unit required. The storage vessels within tank

containers are typically produced from stainless steel that is surrounded by a

layer of insulation and an outer protective layer of polyurethane or aluminium.

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T Y P I C A L L Y , T A N K C O N T A I N E R S

A R E U S E D F O R S H I P P I N G

Foodstuffs

Wines & Spirits

Fruit juices

Sweet Oils

Chemicals

Fuels

Toxic substances

Gases

2 B A F F L E T A N K S

This type of container is designed for products with a high

specific gravity that are transported with the fill below

80%. This unit can be fitted with heating systems including

steam, warm water and thermostatically controlled

electrical heating systems as well as cooling systems as

required.

3 L I N E D T A N K S

Are designed for transport of both high purity and highly

corrosive products. This type of tank is lined and have

additional safety systems including product level detection

devices and overfill protection systems and some

containers are fitted with GPS tracking systems.

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H E A T E D T A N K S

Some products have to be kept warm during transit and

these containers come with steam, water and electrical

heating systems. Given that some products are extremely

sensitive to even the smallest of temperature fluctuations,

some of the heating systems installed in this type of

container have to be extremely accurate.

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R E F R I G E R A T E D O R C O O L T A N K

C O N T A I N E R S

These units are approved by international statutory

authorities for the safe transportation of pharmaceutical

products, fruit juice, milk and general purposes liquids.

Cooling is provided by circulating either brine or a

synthetic oil around external coils.

G A S T A N K S

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These zinc lined containers are for the transportation

of non-refrigerant gases and the stainless steel variant

is used for shipping of pharmaceutical grade

propellants.

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