Container shipping is a modern mode of transportation, which refers to the use of large containers such as containers as carriers to assemble goods into container units, so that large-scale loading and unloading machinery and large vehicles can be used in the field of modern circulation for loading and unloading, handling operations and completion. transport tasks.
In order to better realize a new, high-efficiency and high-benefit transportation mode of door-to-door shipping of goods.
Container shipping reduces the number of manual loading, unloading and handling in traditional transportation methods, which can avoid cargo damage, wet damage, loss and other freight accidents caused by human and natural factors, reduce economic losses, and simplify packaging during transportation. Save packaging costs and reduce transportation costs.
There are many types of containers, and each type holds different goods.
Types Of Container Shipping
The first type is an ordinary container shipping, also called a dry cargo container, which is mainly used to transport groceries. Usually used for shipping stationery, daily necessities, pharmaceuticals, textiles, handicrafts, chemical products , hardware equipment, electronic machinery, instruments and machine parts, etc. Such containers account for 70% to 80% of the total.
The second is the refrigerated container shipping, whose temperature can be adjusted between -60°C and +30°C, which is suitable for transporting butter, chocolate, frozen fish, condensed milk, margarine and other items in summer.
The third type is open-top container, which has no roof and is suitable for loading heavy objects such as glass plates, steel materials, and machinery.
The fourth type is the frame container, which has no roof and two sides, and is characterized by loading and unloading from the side of the container. With overweight cargo as the main carrier, it is also very convenient to load livestock.
The fifth type is the livestock container shipping. The side of this box is metal mesh, which is well ventilated and convenient for feeding. It is a special container specially made for the shipment of live animals such as cattle and horses.
The sixth type is tank container, also known as liquid container, which is a special container manufactured for transporting liquid items such as food, medicine, and chemicals.
The seventh type is the container platform, which looks like a railway flat car. It is suitable for loading overweight and long cargo, with a length of more than 6 meters, a width of more than 4 meters, a height of about 4.5 meters, and a weight of 40 tons.
The eighth type is a ventilated container shipping, with 4-6 ventilation holes on the wall and a plastic coating on the inner wall, which is suitable for loading goods that are afraid of heat and stuffiness, such as fresh vegetables and fruits.
The ninth type is insulated container. There is an insulation layer inside the box, and there are angle-adjustable air inlets and outlets on the top of the box. It is suitable for shipping goods that are sensitive to temperature and humidity.
The tenth type is a bulk container, which is generally equipped with 2 to 3 small hatches on the top for loading. This box is suitable for packing grain, cement and other bulk goods.
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The eleventh type is the bulk powder cargo container, which is basically the same as the bulk container, except that it is loaded and unloaded with nozzles and straws.
The last one is hanging container, which is suitable for sportswear, or clothes that cannot be folded, such as evening dresses, wedding dresses, etc.