Container transport is the main method of cargo transportation. According to the different goods, the container features are also different. At present, the world’s common types of containers are mainly divided into the following categories.
Also known as dry cargo containers, mainly for general cargo.
Usually used to ship dangerous chemicals, daily necessities, medicine, textiles, handicrafts, chemical products, hardware, electronic machinery, instruments, and machine parts, etc.
This container accounts for 70%-80% of the total number of containers.
There are two types: external and internal. Temperature can be adjusted between -28 ℃ to +26 ℃.
The built-in type container can start the freezer at will in transit so that the container can maintain the specified temperature.
While external type must rely on the container special car, ship and special yard, station equipped with freezers to cool.
This kind of container is suitable for transporting butter, chocolate, frozen fish, condensed milk, margarine, and other items in summer.
Open top container
This container has no top, it is an available crane from the top to load and unload cargo, and with tarpaulin cover when shipping.
The watertight requirement is the same as a dry cargo container.
It is suitable for loading the volume of tall objects, such as glass panels, etc.
Flat rack container
This container has no top and sides, the characteristic is from the side for loading and unloading cargo.
Overweight cargo is the main object of transport, and it is also convenient for loading livestock and bare cargo.
Such as steel, which can be exempted from outer packaging.
This kind of container has metal mesh on the side, good ventilation, and is easy to feed.
So it is a special container made for transporting cattle, horses, and other movable objects.
Also known as a liquid container.
It is a special container made for transporting food, medicine, chemicals, and other liquid goods.
The structure is in a metal frame fixed on a liquid tank.
The shape is similar to the railroad flat car, suitable for loading super heavy and long cargo.
The length can reach more than 6 meters, width more than 4 meters, height about 4.5 meters, the weight can reach 40 metric tons.
And two platform containers can be linked together to load 80 metric tons of goods, using this kind of container to ship cars is extremely convenient.
The outside wall has ventilation holes, and the inner wall is coated with a plastic layer.
This kind of container is suitable for loading fresh vegetables and fruits and other goods that are afraid of heat and stuffiness.
The container has a heat insulation layer, and the top has an air inlet and outlet that can adjust the angle.
So it can use the outside air and wind direction to adjust the temperature inside the box.
And it can be unaffected by the outside temperature for a certain period of time when it is tightly closed.
This kind of container is suitable for loading goods that are sensitive to temperature and humidity.
Generally, there are 2-3 small hatches at the top for loading.
The bottom has a lifting rack, which can be raised to a 40° inclination angle for unloading.
This container is suitable for loading grain, cement, and other bulk goods.
If you want to carry out plant quarantine, you can also smoke cabin steaming in the container.
Free-flowing bulk material container
Similar to the bulk container, but using a nozzle and straw for loading and unloading.
Dress hanger container
This container is suitable for shipping garment-type goods.
These are the most common types of containers in the world.
But with the increasing types of goods, I believe that the future will be more different types with different features of the container.
I hope you can benefit a lot from this article. If you’re still confused about shipping container types, just leave comments below.