What is containerization? For decades containerization has been the back bone of international ocean freight shipping. Sea cargo containers greatly reduce the expense and transit times for international and domestic shipments. Container shipping companies move approximately 90% of overseas non-bulk cargo.
Containerization also plays a huge role in intermodal shipping. Intermodal shipping is the transportation of freight using rails and trucking. When containers reach ports they need to be dispensed onto other modes of transportation to reach their final destination. Containerization allows shipping companies to transport sea cargo containers without ever having to touch the cargo inside. This greatly reduces the likelihood for harmed or lost freight during transit. Sea cargo containers will be moved directly on to rail carts or trucks and delivered to their destination quickly and efficiently.