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Types of containers


Containers are rigid and protective receptacles that are adapted to adjust to the goods being carried, and which the more usual types we specify below.


12 Dic 2013 - Transhunter.com

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The container used in the international transport of goods is a sufficiently sturdy box, ready for reuse, which is stackable and is equipped with elements that enable and facilitate handling, normally in standardized measures to enable cross-media transport.

Below you can see a list with the capacity, weight allowed and most useful measurements of the containers most used in international transportation:

Types of containers

We briefly describe the characteristics of the different containers:

Standard: It is a closed container y the most used for general loads. Its opening is for front and real loading.

High cube: : It is a container similar to the standard, but a bit longer in lenght.

Reefer: It is a refrigerated container.

Open top: It is a container with the top open through which the goods are loaded.

Fixed flat rack: container with the sides opened.

Collapsible flat rack: It is a container like the fixed flat rack, but collapsible.

There are other containers, but for specific types of goods, such as tanks, vented, for bulks, etc...