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Container Specification

Container Specification

A guide to the size and types of container used by us.

Standard Containers

General purpose cargo container
Standard (or General Purpose) containers are the most common type of freight container, manufactured from either aluminium or steel they are built to withstand the rough conditions found at sea.

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High Cube Containers

Stackable container with increased volume
High Cube containers provide an extra foot in height compared to standard containers, they are ideal for the shipment of light, voluminous or bulky cargoes.

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Open Top Containers

Tarpaulin roof to allow easy loading/ unloading
Open Top containers have no solid roof and instead use tarpaulin to cover the container, this structural feature significantly simplifies the process of packing and unpacking the container.

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Refrigerated Containers

Cargo container for temperature controlled goods
Refrigerated (or Reefer) containers are used for the transportation of goods requiring a temperature controlled environment such as: fruit, meat and dairy products.

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Flat rack Containers

High load capacity container with collaspable walls
Flat Rack containers have a high load capacity and are ideally suited to oversized, heavy lift cargoes such as unboxed machinery and construction equipment.

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Platform Containers

Flat container used for heavy lifts and project cargoes
Platform containers have an extreamly high load capacity and because of this are often used for oversized, awkward project cargoes for which other freight container types are not sufficient.

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Tank Containers

Cylindrical container with frame to allow stacking
Tank containers are used for the transportation of bulk liquids and gases. They are designed and built to international regulations for the transportation of various classes of hazardous & non hazardous cargoes.

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