Freight containers are available in a range of shapes and sizes, 20ft and 40ft standard (or general purpose) containers are the most commonly used container type in the freight industry although high cube containers are often called upon for light weight, high volume cargoes. Other container types such as flat rack & platform containers are usually used for heavy loads or large over-sized cargo.
Please refer to the following pages for full details and specifications on the range of freight containers:
Standard (or General Purpose) containers are the most common type of freight container, manufactured from either aluminium or steel they are built to withstand the rough conditions found at sea.
High Cube containers provide an extra foot in height compared to standard containers, they are ideal for the shipment of light, voluminous or bulky cargoes.
Open Top containers have no solid roof and instead use tarpaulin to cover the container, this structural feature significantly simplifies the process of packing and unpacking the container.
Refrigerated (or Reefer) containers are used for the transportation of goods requiring a temperature controlled environment such as: fruit, meat and dairy products.
Flat Rack containers have a high load capacity and are ideally suited to oversized, heavy lift cargoes such as unboxed machinery and construction equipment.
Platform containers have an extreamly high load capacity and because of this are often used for oversized, awkward project cargoes for which other freight container types are not sufficient.
Tank containers are used for the transportation of bulk liquids and gases. They are designed and built to international regulations for the transportation of various classes of hazardous & non hazardous cargoes.
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