I believe everyone knows what the basic purpose of a container is, right?
Yes, it is a kind of cargo transportation equipment, which is convenient for mechanical loading and unloading. However, the most common containers are generally 20 feet, 40 feet standard boxes or 40 feet heightened containers.
However, do you know what are the classifications of containers according to the purpose of use? Let's take a look at the following categories now!
1. Dry Container
Ordinary/dry cargo is mainly used to ship all kinds of groceries, suitable for goods that do not need temperature control, and is usually used to ship stationery, daily necessities, medicine, textiles, handicrafts, chemical products, Wujinjiaodian, electronic machinery, instruments and machine parts etc.
This kind of container accounts for 70-80% of the total number of containers.
In addition to frozen goods, live animals and plants, dry goods containers can be used for goods that are suitable for container transportation in terms of size and weight.
2. Refrigerated Container
There are two types of refrigerated containers: external and internal. The temperature can be adjusted between -60C~+30C.
The built-in container can start the freezer at will during transportation to keep the container at a specified temperature; while the external type must rely on special container vehicles, ships, special storage yards, and freezers equipped on the station to cool down.
This kind of box is suitable for transporting butter, chocolate, frozen fish, condensed milk, margarine and other items in summer.
3. Open Top Container
The characteristic of this kind of container is that there is no roof to facilitate the removal and loading of goods.
The top of the box has a canvas supported by a foldable top beam, a canopy made of plastic cloth or plastic-coated cloth, and a crane can be used to load and unload goods from the top of the box.
The tarpaulin covers the top, and its watertightness requirement is the same as that of the dry cargo box.
Suitable for loading glass plates, steel products, machinery and other heavy goods.
4. Flat Rack Container
The frame container has no roof and sides, which is characterized by the roof and side walls, and sometimes even the end walls are removed, leaving only the bottom plate and four corner posts.
These containers are loaded and unloaded sideways.
It is mainly used for carrying overweight goods, and it is also convenient for loading livestock, as well as bare goods such as steel that can be exempted from outer packaging.
It can also facilitate the hoisting of large, ultra-wide, and ultra-high cargo.
5. Tank Container
Tank/liquid containers are special containers manufactured for the transportation of liquid goods such as food, medicine, and chemicals.
Its structure is to fix a liquid tank in a metal frame. An international standard liquid tank is a stainless steel pressure vessel mounted within a fastened external frame.
The tank inner tank is mostly made of 316 stainless steel.
Most tanks have steam or electric heating devices, inert gas protection devices, decompression devices and other optional equipment required for fluid transportation and handling.