A vast range of container types remains unknown to some people. Knowing their types is very important if you want to develop a business.
With the knowledge of various container types, business owners can choose the container that suits their requirements. For example, whether to choose an ISO shipping container or a carrier owned container (COC). In addition, containers can also be used as an investment for their business.
There are various container types, and each of them has its strengths. Here are their different types.
Rows of Definitions and Types of Container
1. Dry Container or General Purpose Shipping Containers
General Purpose containers are also known as standard containers or dry containers. Dry containers are the most popular type of all containers. These units are strong, durable, and cost-effective for transporting dry goods and cargo by sea and land.
This type of container is versatile, made using very strong Corten steel, equipped with valid CSC (for new containers) plates, and follows ISO standards. These characteristics make it weather-resistant and pest-proof. Having the standard size, these containers are very easy to transport by truck, train, or ship.
2. High Cube Shipping Containers
High cube containers or HC containers are ideal for shipping and storing large volumes of cargo. This HC container is made of high-quality Corten steel, so it is very strong and durable.
We have HC containers in several sizes, from 20 ft, 40 ft, to 45 ft. A 45 ft HC container is perfect for those who want to store large volumes of goods. Meanwhile, a 40 ft HC container is very suitable for modification due to its larger space. For commercial applications, either a 40 HC or 40 HC can safely load up to 21 standard pallets.
3. Side Opening Shipping Containers
Side opening shipping container has a side door that makes the process of loading cargo easier. Sometimes, loading or unloading cargo can be complicated and take a long time. The side opening doors or extra doors make the process of reaching the cargo arranged in front and behind easier.
4. Mini Shipping Containers
A mini container or small container is a smaller size shipping container. It can be used to transport goods and modified into a home warehouse. Transporting various types of goods in small volumes is sometimes difficult, but a mini container makes it easy. Moreover, as a home warehouse, this mini container keeps your belongings safe. This mini container is made from Corten steel, contributing to its long-lasting and usable features. In addition, our mini containers have a solid roof and strong doors. These features will secure any cargo inside from inclement weather.
5. Pallet Wide Shipping Containers
A pallet wide (PW) container is a type of container that is slightly wider than a standard container. This type is designed for loading a larger euro pallet. Using a PW container, you can maximize loading capacity when carrying and storing Euro pallets because its size is slightly wider than the standard one. Therefore, you can reduce operating and distribution costs.
6. Duocon Shipping Containers
A Duocon container consists of two 10 ft containers which are joined together by connecting their backs. A Duocon container has 2 pairs of doors at the back and front and can be made by connecting two 20 ft containers into one 40 ft container.
7. Double Door Shipping Containers
This type of container is equipped with doors at both ends, making the loading and unloading process more time efficient.
8. Bulk Shipping Containers
Bulk containers are commonly used to deliver and store dry bulk products such as agricultural products (e.g., corn seeds, coffee beans, rubber seeds, etc.) and industrial raw materials (plastic seeds, etc.).
Many business sectors, like agriculture, manufacturing, and commercial, require bulk shipping containers because they are reliable for transporting and storing bulk goods.
9. Refrigerated Shipping Containers (Reefers)
A refrigerated container (reefer) is one of the shipping container types having the advantage of transporting products in frozen or cold temperatures. Therefore, it is suitable for long-distance journeys. In addition, this type of container can keep the goods stored at the required temperature so that they are not damaged and remain fresh. Some examples of raw materials that can be transported using this container are items that are sensitive to temperature, such as food products.
10. Offshore DNV Shipping Containers
An offshore DNV shipping container is the right solution for preventing loss. The advantage of using our offshore DNV container is that it is a CCU container (Cargo Carrying Unit) that can be used to transport and store your payloads. Moreover, this unit can be used to transport goods for offshore oil and gas exploration as well as other offshore projects.
11. Half Height Shipping Containers
A half-height container is a right choice if you need a container for heavy bulk cargo. The height of this container type is half of a standard container height, but it is sturdy and strong, making it suitable for transporting heavy goods. In addition, this unit offers loading and unloading access from the top because its roof can be removed. This type of container is used in the mining industry to transport mining equipment or mining products.
12. Open Top Shipping Containers
An open-top container is a multifunctional container whose top cover can be opened and removed to facilitate the loading and unloading process. This container is available in 20 ft and 40 ft. In addition, its roof is covered by a high-quality tarpaulin allowing easy loading and unloading of heavy goods as the process requires a lower roof.
13. Flat Rack Shipping Containers
What is a flat rack container? This unit is an ideal unit for loading and shipping goods with special dimensions. It has an open top and sides, thereby making the process of loading items with irregular dimensions easy.
Portacamp is a container modified into new functions such as a site office and mining accommodation. Besides being portable, the use of the portacamp container itself can also be designed according to your needs. These containers can be modified into keet directors or beds for temporary housing. Thus, it saves more travel time and extra costs for reaching the working location.
15. Coal Bin Shipping Containers
A container with unique features for loading and storing coal is called a coal bin. Coal, as one of the mining products, needs a special container for storage, so its quality is maintained. This unit with special features of a water drainage system and a special door locking mechanism keeping coal dry and secure.
16. ISO Tank Shipping Containers
This ISO tank shipping container has international standard features, making it suitable and safe for usage. Made from stainless steel with various protective layers, this unit can safely ship materials, liquids, powders, chemicals, and food products.
17. Dangerous Goods Shipping Containers
A dangerous goods container is a reliable storage solution for dangerous goods, including flammable and non-flammable liquid. This type is available in various sizes and types and is usually equipped with sufficient air vents to provide smooth air exchange preventing vapour concentration. Its perforated floor drains the hazardous liquid spill, and its drain valve discharges the spill.
18. Modular Shipping Containers
A modular container is a cargo container modified into easy-to-build construction. This modular container is usually made of a steel frame and sandwich panels that can withstand extreme weather. Furthermore, depending on your specific needs, this modular container can be stacked on two or more floors.
19. Heated Storage Container
Container Heated/Hot Storage is a unit that is able to maintain the temperature inside the container with the help of an electric heater. The owner can adjust the temperature inside as needed.
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Shipping Container Sizes
Containers can have several different sizes as follows:
1. 20 Feet Containers
A 20 feet container is the most common size. This unit is commonly used for shipping goods or modified containers. This size follows the ISO standards of a 20 ft container with an outside length of 6 meters, a width of 2.4 meters, and a height of 2.6 meters.
The weight and capacity of this container are as follows: Net Weight: 24 Tons (2,400 kg), Gross Weight: 30.5 Tons (30,480 kg), 20 ft Container Capacity: About 28 Tons (28,080 kg). It can hold up to 28,080 cargo.
2. 40 Feet Container
Like 20 ft containers, 40 ft containers also follow ISO standards. A 40 ft general purpose container has outside dimensions as follows: 40 ft or 12,192 meters long, 9 ft or 2.4 meters wide, and 9.6 ft or 2.9 meters high. The dimensions of a 40 ft container are 12 meters in length, 2,4 meters in width, and 2,6 meters in height. In addition, it has a space volume of about 67.6 m3 or a maximum cargo of 27 tons.
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