Container Specifications

The dimensions shown below are for guidance only since individual containers of various shipping lines can vary slightly. Please always refer to the right-hand container door for the precise specifications.

For the sake of good order, shipping lines reserve the right to substitute any containers with the alternative without prior notice. Please contact the assigned sales person in charge in order to confirm the required specification before picking up containers. 

Dry Cargo container

This type of container is for general cargo. General cargo should not be over-length, over-width, over-height, over-weight, or in bulk. Containers are constructed of steel for sturdiness and ease of repair. 45’ containers are not generally available in all the trades that shippingg lines operate.

Reefer containers

This type of container is capable of maintaining the temperature of frozen, chilled or warm cargo. A refrigeration unit is built onto the nose of the container and power is provided by a motor generator (when container is on wheels), by terminal (when grounded in a yard) or by the ship (when laden on board).

The most advanced reefer containers are computerized enabling highly precise temperature control. Transportation has become easier due to this type of precise control that ensures preserving the quality of foods such as meat, fish, eggs, vegetables and fruits, as well as films, plants and pharmaceuticals.

Open top container

Open tops do not have a solid roof; instead they are covered with a removable, weatherproof tarpaulinthat can be secured with ropes. The metal beam above the door can be opened to the right or left andcan also be dismantled from the container. Lashing rings at the inside base of the container are usedto secure and prevent shifting of cargo during movement. This type of container is suitable for over-heightand/or lengthy cargo.

Flat Rack Container

Flat racks are best suited for stowage of heavy lift, over-height and/or over-width cargo. Flat racks have collapsible end frames. Lashing rings on the bottom side rails, corner posts and floor are available to enable cargo to be secure using straps or chains.

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