Shipping Container Size and Classification

Container Size
Container   Classification
1)Dry Cargo Container
Also known as grocery containers, used to transport groceries without temperature control.According to statistics in 1983, out of 3 million containers in the world, grocery containers accounted for 85%, about 2.54 million.This container is usually closed and has a box door at one end or side.This kind of container is usually used to transport cultural goods, chemical products, electronic machinery, handicrafts, medicines, daily necessities, textiles and equipment parts.This is the most commonly used container.All types of solid bulk, particulate or powdered goods that are not affected by temperature changes can be shipped in such containers.
2) Keep Constant Temperature Container , can be divided into three categories:
Reefer Container
A) Reefer Container
It is mainly insulated by refrigerated food and can maintain the fixed temperature.It is specially designed for transporting food such as fish, meat, fresh fruits and vegetables.At present, there are basically two types of refrigerated containers used in the world: one is a mechanical refrigerated container with a freezer inside the container;In another type of container, there is no freezer and only the heat insulation structure, that is, an air inlet hole and an air outlet hole are arranged on the end wall of the container, and the box is installed in the cabin, and the cold air is supplied from the freezing device of the ship. This is called a clutch type refrigerated container. (Also known as external or clamped refrigerated containers).
B)Insulated Container
It is a container with sufficient insulation structure to carry goods such as fruits and vegetables to prevent the temperature from rising too much to maintain the freshness of the goods.It is usually used as ice making refrigerant and its holding time is about 72 hours.
C) Ventilated Container
It is used to transport fruits, vegetables and other non-freezing and breathing goods. Containers with vents on the end wall and side wall can also be used as grocery containers if the vents are closed.
3) Tank Container
Tank Container
It is a special container for liquor, oil (such as animal and vegetable oil), liquid food and chemicals. It can also ship dangerous goods of other liquids.The container has a single tank and a plurality of cans, and the four corners of the tank form a whole frame by a pillar and a supporting rod.
4) Platform Based Container
It is a container without the top and side walls, and even the end walls are removed, with only the bottom plate and four corner columns.The container can be loaded and unloaded from front to back, left and right and above, suitable for loading long and heavy parts, such as heavy machinery, steel, steel, wood, steel ingots, etc. The gantry-type container is not watertight, and the wetted goods cannot be shipped or covered with canvas.
5) Platform Container
This kind of container is a special structural container that is simplified on the gantry container and only retains the bottom plate.
6) Open Top Container
Open top Container
This is a container that has no rigid roof, but has a canopy made of canvas, plastic or plastic coated fabric supported by foldable or foldable top beams. Other components are similar to general purpose containers.The container is suitable for loading large cargoes and heavy goods, such as steel, wood, especially fragile heavy goods such as glass plates, which are not easily damaged by hanging from the top into the box by the crane, and are also convenient to be fixed in the box.
7) Car Container
It is a special container for transporting small cars. It features a steel frame on the bottom of the simple case, usually without a wall (including end walls and side walls). This type of container is divided into two types, single layer and double layer.There are two kinds of double deck containers: one is 10.5 feet (3.2 meters), the other is 2 times 8.5 feet.Car containers are generally not international standard containers.
8) Pen Container or Live Stock Container
This is a container for carrying live poultry such as chickens, ducks, geese, and live animals such as cattle, horses, sheep, and pigs.In order to shade the sun, the roof of the box is covered with plywood dew, and the side and end of the box are made of aluminum wire mesh windows, in order to have good ventilation.A cleaning door and a drainage outlet are arranged below the wall, and a sliding door with upper and lower movement can be provided to clean out the garbage. There is also a feeding port. Animal containers should generally be installed on deck because the deck is airy and easy to clean and care for.
9) Garment Container
The container is characterized by a number of transverse bars mounted on the upper side beams of the container, each of which hangs a number of belt buckles, nylon belt buckles or ropes, and the ready-made clothes are hung directly on the belt buckles or ropes by the hooks on the hangers.This kind of garment loading method belongs to the non-packing transportation. It not only saves the packing material and the packing expense, but also reduces the manual labor, improves the garment transportation quality.

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