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1 Dry storage container
2 Flat rack container
3 Open top container
4 Tunnel container
5 Open side storage container
6 Double door container
7 Refrigerated iso containers
8 Insúltated or thermal containers
9 Tanks containers
10 Cargo storage roll container
11 Half height containers
12 Car carriers container
13 Intermediate bulk shift container
14 Drums containers
15 Plataform container
16 Spécial purpose container
17 Swap bodies
Dry storage containers are some
of the most common containers
used in the shipping
industry.They are made of
Corteen steel,wich make them
very strong.These containers do
not allow for temperature
controls, so they are not suited
for moving food or chemicals that
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They come in lengths of 10, 20,
and 40 feet, and they are
designed to transport dry goods
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A flat rack container has only two sides and it has not a roof .With
collapsible sides, these are like simple storage shipping containers
where the sides can be folded so as to make a flat rack for
shipping of wide variety of goods.
They are made of steel for strength and durability.They are
used both for heavy loads and also for machinery and pipes
Most flat rack containers are either
20 or 40 feet long
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They have convertible
top that can be
completely removed to
make an open top so
that materials of any
height can be shipped
As they do not have a roofthey can be loaded over the top
making it easier to load heavy or bulky goods that can be
difficult to get through the door. To cover the goods are usually
put a tarpaulin
They are between twenty
or forty feet
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Container storage units provided with doors on both
ends of the container, they are extremely helpful in quick
loading and unloading of materials.
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OPEN SIDE STORAGE
These storage units are provided with doors that can change into completely
open sides providing a much wider room for loading of materials.
The container is comprised of 14-gauge corrugated steel panels throughout,
lockable double doors on one end, as well as 1-1/8” thick marine plywood
flooring on the interior.
The open side containers are available in 20ft and 40ft lengths.
They are also available in both standard height (8’6”H) and high
cube (9’6”H) varieties (depending on availability). Open side
containers are particularly useful when it comes to loading and
unloading oversized materials.
They are kind of storage units that are provided with double
doors, making a wider room for loading and unloading of
materials. Construction materials are steel, iron etc
The difference between a standard shipping container is the
configuration of the doors.
These are temperature regulated shipping containers
that always have a carefully controlled low temperature.
They are exclusively used for shipment of perishable
substances like fruits and vegetables over long distances.
They are used for the transportation and the temperature sensitive
cargo.The refrigerated containers have an exhaustive control so that the
merchandise is at the correct temperature
The measures are between 20 or 40 feets
INSULATED OR THERMAL
These are the
come with a
them to maintain a
The choice of material is so done to allow them long
life without being damaged by constant exposure to
high temperature. They are most suitable for long
distance transportation of products
The dimensions are between 20 and 40 feets .
Tanks are another kind of
container storage unit. This type of
containers is deployed for the
transportation of materials which
are in the form of liquids or to be
more precise, fluids. They may
also be used to store and
transport goods like sugar but are
normally exclusive to liquid goods.
Tanks are critical because they
form a large part of the entire
They are usually made up of steel to increase the
strength and also by anti-corrosive materials to increase
their durability and protect the goods stored inside.
Many times they are used to transport oil and fuel.
Some tanks may also be used to transport gaseous
material, but this is very rare. They come in various
Cargo storage roll
A foldable container, this is one of the specialized container
units made for purpose of transporting sets or stacks of
materials. They are made of thick and strong wire mesh
along with rollers that allows their easy movement.
Availability in a range of colored wire meshes make these
shipping container units a little more cheerful.
The exterior dimensions of
ISO Shipping Containers are
8'0" (2.438m) wide, and 8'6"
(2.591m) tall. The most
common lengths are 20'
(6.058m) and 40' (12.192m).
There are also "High Cube"
containers, which are most
common in 40' lengths, and
are a foot taller at 9'6"
Half height containers are another important kind of shipping container. These are the kind
of shipping containers which are half the height of full sized containers. They are mostly
made up of steel to increase strength and durability. Half height containers are normally
used for the transportation of goods like coal, stones or other goods which require easy
loading and unloading. They are used to transport heavy cargo, vehicles, pipes, tools and
other equipment. Open half height containers are also available which can be used to load
the goods from the top side. They can also be manufactured according to the
requirements of the customer and hence come in different sizes as well as structure.
Car Carriers are the kind of container storage units which are specifically
designed for the transportation and shipment of cars over long distances
by sea routes. Cars are not usually transported by ship. However, in some
cases, shipping arrangements need to be done for the vehicle to be
transported. Transportation of automobiles on the sea is usually done
with roll on roll off shipping arrangements which are cheaper than car
carrier shipping containers. They have collapsible sides which make it
convenient to fit a car inside the container without damaging it. They can
come in various sizes and dimensions. Even though these containers are
known as car carriers, they can be used to transport any kind of
Overall length: 18.75m.
Overall Width of Car- Carrier
Intermediate bulk shift containers are storage shipping containers which are
specifically made for the transportation of intermediate goods. They can be used
to carry large amounts of materials which can include liquids or semi-solids and
are usually used to shift the kind of material which requires to be further packed
and sent off to a final spot after arriving at its destination.
They are also reusable and can come in various sizes, dimensions, and colors. Some
advantages of these containers are that they are relatively cheap to ship, they are
highly organized, mobile and integrated. They are also very durable and provide a
consistent and reliable way to store material. They are often used to transport bulk
chemicals, raw materials, food syrups, petrochemicals, paints, and pharmaceutical
An average IBC base dimension is 45
in × 45 in (1,143 mm × 1,143 mm).
When compared to pallets of drums,
IBC tanks are capable of carrying
equivalent volumes in less shipping
space and in significantly less steps,
both manufacturing and logistic.
Drums are circular shaped
shipping container units. They are
made up of materials like steel,
hard plastic, fiber or weight
metals. Drums are strong and
durable. These containers are
small in size but have a large
volume due to their shape.
Hence, they required extra space.
Drums are also called barrels in
They are mostly used to handle and transport bulk materials, usually
liquids. Drums can be used to ship petrochemicals or other liquid
products as well. Most of the material that they transport is dangerous
or highly inflammable. They can come in various sizes. Normally, each
drum has a capacity of 200 liters.
Standard drums have inside dimensions of 572 millimetres
(22.5 in) diameter and 851 millimetres (33.5 in) height.
These dimensions yield a volume of about 218.7 litres (57.8
US gal; 48.1 imp gal), but they are commonly filled to about
Platform containers are the kinds of containers which do not have
any sides or roof. They are a base or a platform like the name
suggests. They are not very commonly used. When they are used,
they are normally used for cargo which has an odd size and cannot
be fitted into any other type of shipping container units. They come
in a standard length of 20 feet or 40 feet, but the length can also
vary depending on the demand of the manufacturer or the client.
Special purpose containers are not like ordinary containers. They are the containers
that are customized and specifically made for particular purposes usually at the
request of the manufacturer or the client. Due to this, the material used for the
composition of the container and its construction depends on the kind of purpose that
they would serve. Most of the times they are used for security purposes. They can
come in any shape or sizes. Most of the shipping companies do not make these
containers or rather avoid their use because they are expensive to make and to
transport and cannot be used for purposes other than the ones they are currently
serving. They are however still in use because certain goods demand a specific type
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Swap bodies are a special kind of container shipping units.
They are mostly used in Europe and are not standardized.
However, they are quite useful. They have a strong bottom
part and a top which is convertible. This makes them
suitable to ship many different kinds of products. The
designs of these units are such that they do not waste any
space. That is, they are optimized to minimize empty
weights. They are lifted from the bottom corners. Hence, it
is inconvenient to use them for shipping, and most of the
shipping companies avoid their use.
Swap bodies are generally 2.5 m or 2.55 m wide and are subdivided into
three length categories:
Class A: 12.2 to 13.6 m long (maximum gross mass 34 tons);
Class B: 30ft (9.125 m long);
Class C: 7.15, 7.45 or 7.82 m long (maximum gross mass 16 tons).
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