A sea cargo container is also known as intermodal container. They are a standardized large shipping container used in transporting goods. These are used between ships, rail, and truck services without unloading cargo once they are loaded. They are used to transport and store products securely throughout the global intermodal transport system. Most are durable closed steel boxes used for dry freight or general purposes. The more common containers will be a standard length of twenty or forty feet long. They will be eight feet six inches or nine feet six inches in height. The sea cargo container is globally known by many names. These are some of the common references,
A typical sea container is rectangular in shape with doors fitted at the end. They are made of corrugated weathering steel with a plywood floor. The sides are corrugated to add to the units stacking strength for stacking. There are many types of containers used in the world today for various purposes of transporting goods. These are the types in use today,
Standard General Purpose Containers are used as dry vans for drums, pallets, sacks, cases, cartons, and boxes.
Refrigerated Containers will often be used for perishable goods such as agricultural goods, pharmaceuticals, and additional specific products that require cool temps.
Tank in Frame Containers primarily are for transporting bulk liquids such as chemicals, petroleum, or gases.
Ventilated Containers will be similar to standard containers with ventilation commonly used frequently for organic products.
Temperature Controlled Containers are insulated containers that can be cool or heated to maintain a required temperature for products.
Bulk Containers are boxes used in transporting bulk minerals such as coal.
Open Top / Open Side Containers are used for easy loading and unloading of oversize pallets or heavy machinery.
Platform Based Containers are bolster or flat-rack containers used for barrels, crates, processed timber, and machinery.
Shipping sea cargo container shipments are generally arranged by a freight logistics company. The company will arrange transportation of goods from the point of origin to the final destination. They can handle all modes of transportation required to achieve the delivery of the shipment in the arrange time frame. Cargo container carriers are more limited than LTL carriers and will require many details to arrange the correct method of transport. FreightCenter can help match you with the best carrier fit for your needs. Contact our inside sales agent for help with your container requirement today.