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Typical ISO (International Standards Organization) shipping containers are manufactured with identical size specification in terms of exterior height, exterior width, and exterior length. The standardization of containers and the adoption of the ISO specification is to insure that all equipment handlers, chassis, rail cars, and slot spaces on vessels will accommodate ALL containers.  

 

Contaienr Specifications

  

20 ft. Dry/Standard
20 ft. Dry/Standard ContainerFor all kinds of general cargo. General cargo should not be out of gauge or over-weight. Most containers are constructed of steel for sturdiness. Also may be manufactured from aluminum.

20 ft. Dry/Standard Container Specs
 
 

20 ft. Open Top
20 ft. Open Top ContainerOpen top containers do not have a solid roof. A weather proof tarpaulin is used, that can be secured with ropes and cable sealing devices. Open tops are designed specially for over height (out of gauge) or bulky cargo. The open top allows cargo, such as machinery, to be loaded with a crane. They are also equipped with rings on the inside to secure cargo with straps for transit.

20 ft. Open Top Container Specs
 
 

20 ft. Flat Rack
20 ft. Flat Rack ContainerFlat racks are designed for out of gauge or heavy cargo that needs to be loaded from the side or top. There are different types of flat racks, with variable structures. Some may have corner posts or walls, that may or may not be collapsible. They are also equipped with rings on the inside to secure cargo with straps for transit. All are manufactured from steel.

20 ft. Flat Rack Container Specs
 
 

40 ft. Dry/Standard
40 ft. Dry/Standard ContainerFor all kinds of general cargo. General cargo should not be out of gauge or over-weight. Most containers are constructed of steel for sturdiness. Also may be manufactured from aluminum.

40 ft. Dry/Standard Container Specs
 
 

40 ft. High Cube
40 ft. High Cube ContainerHigh cubes are able to hold more volume than dry/ standard containers. For all kinds of general cargo. General cargo should not be out of gauge or over-weight. Most containers are constructed of steel for sturdiness. Also may be manufactured from aluminum.

40 ft. High Cube Container Specs
 
 

40 ft. Refrigerated
40 ft. Refrigerated Container“Refers” are designed for cargo that needs the temperature to be controlled at a specific, desired setting. Refers have a refrigeration unit, with a generator, that are built into the nose of the container, and will pump cold air into the bottom of the container. The unit will circulate the air, and is capable of reducing carbon dioxide levels if produce is being transported in order to avoid cargo spoiling.

40 ft. Refrigerated Container Specs
 
 

40 ft. Open Top
40 ft. Open Top ContainerOpen top containers do not have a solid roof. A weather proof tarpaulin is used, that can be secured with ropes and cable sealing devices. Open tops are designed specially for over height (out of gauge) or bulky cargo. The open top allows cargo, such as machinery, to be loaded with a crane. They are also equipped with rings on the inside to secure cargo with straps for transit.

40 ft. Open Top Container Specs
 
 

40 ft. Flat Rack
40 ft. Flat Rack ContainerFlat racks are designed for out of gauge or heavy cargo that needs to be loaded from the side or top. There are different types of flat racks, with variable structures. Some may have corner posts or walls, that may or may not be collapsible. They are also equipped with rings on the inside to secure cargo with straps for transit. All are manufactured from steel.

40 ft. Flat Rack Container Specs
 
 

45 ft. Dry/Standard
45 ft. Dry/Standard Container45 ft. dry containers are able to hold more volume than dry/ standard and high cube containers. For all kinds of general cargo. General cargo should not be out of gauge or over-weight. Most containers are constructed of steel for sturdiness. Also may be manufactured from aluminum.

45 ft. Dry/Standard Container Specs
 
 

*Be advised that the maximum payload weights listed above do not correspond to the manufactured limits. Weight limits given are for road and rail transport.

**Containers carrying out of gauge, or over-sized cargo are equipped with lashing devises which allow for secure strapping and bracing of the cargo. Special permits are required for out of gauge cargo.

 

 

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