Intermodal container. Container types

An intermodal container is a standardized reusable steel box used for the safe, efficient and secure storage and movement of materials and products. It implies that the container can be moved from one modeof transport to another without unloading and reloading the contents of the container. These operations allow carrying out the multimodal transportations by various types of transport with the minimum expenses of time and work, realizing a principle «from a door to a door».

Lengths of containers vary from 8-foot (2,438 m) to 56-foot (17,07 m) and heights from 8-foot (2,438 m) to 9 feet 6 inches (2,9 m).

Aggregate container capacity is often expressed in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU/teu) which is a unit of capacity equal to one standard twenty-foot (6,10*2,44 m) (length*width) container. Two TEU are equivalent to one forty-foot equivalent unit (FEU).

Weights and dimensions of the some common types of containers:

Standard containers:

Standard containers (also known as general purpose containers) are used for all types general cargo

20 GP

  Length Width Height
External dimensions 20′ = 6096 mm 7′ 9.25″ = 2370 mm 8’ 6″ = 2591 mm
Internal dimensions 19′ 5.75″ = 5935 mm 7′ 8″ = 2335 mm 7′ 9.75″ = 2383 mm
Door openings 7′ 8″ = 2335 mm 7′ 6.25″ = 2292 mm

 

Specifications

  Weights
Max. gross weight 52910 lbs = 24000 kg
Tare weight 4585 lbs = 2080 kg
Max. payload 48325 lbs = 21920 kg
Volume 197.25 cu. ft. = 33.9 cub. m

20 GP HQ

  Length Width Height
External dimensions 6058 mm 2438 mm 2689 mm
Internal dimensions 5915 mm 2350 mm 2596 mm
Door openings 2340 mm 2458 mm

 

Specifications

  Weights
Max. gross weight 30500 kg
Tare weight 2400 kg
Max. payload 26500 kg
Volume 36,085 cub. m

40 GP

  Length Width Height
External dimensions 40′ = 12192 mm 8′ = 2438 mm 8′ 6″ = 2591 mm
Internal dimensions 39′ 5.25"= 12022 mm 7′ 5.625″ = 2352 mm 7′ 10.25″ = 2395 mm
Door openings 7′ 8.25″ = 2343 mm 7′ 5.75″ = 2280 mm
 

 

Specifications

  Weights
Max. gross weight 67200 lbs = 30480 kg
Tare weight 8600 lbs = 3900 kg
Max. payload 58600 lbs = 26580 kg
Volume 2392 cu. ft. = 67.7 cub. m

40′ HQ

  Length Width Height
External dimensions 40′ = 12192 mm 8′ = 2438 mm 9′ 6″ = 2895 mm
Internal dimensions 39′ 3.25"= 12022 mm 7′ 8.5″ = 2352 mm 8′ 10.25″ = 2700 mm
Door openings 7′ 5.75″ = 2340 mm 8′ 5.75″ = 2585 mm

 

Specifications

  Weights
Max. gross weight 67200 lbs = 30480 kg
Tare weight 9150 lbs = 4150 kg
Max. payload 58050 lbs = 26330 kg
Volume 2697 cu. ft. = 76.4 cub. m

Refrigerated containers

Refrigerated containers are used for goods which need to be transported at a constant temperature above or below freezing point.

20 RF

  Length Width Height
External dimensions 20' = 6096 mm 7' 9.25" = 2370 mm 8' 6" = 2591 mm
Internal dimensions 5455 mm 2260 mm 2275 mm
Door openings 2237 mm 2260 mm
 

 

Specifications

 

  Weights
Max. gross weight 67200 lbs = 30480 kg
Tare weight 3050 kg
Max. payload 23950 kg
Volume 28.0 cub. m
 

40 RF

  Length Width Height
External dimensions 40' = 12192 mm 8' = 2438 mm 8' 6" = 2591 mm
Internal dimensions 11555 mm 2286 mm 2280 mm
Door openings 2285 mm 2245 mm
 

 

Specifications

  Weights
Max. gross weight 67200 lbs = 30480 kg
Tare weight 4370 kg
Max. payload 26110 kg
Volume 60.2 cub. m
 

40HQ RF

  Length Width Height
External dimensions 40' = 12192 mm 8' = 2438 mm 9' 6" = 2895 mm
Internal dimensions 11560 mm 2286 mm 2500 mm
Door openings 2286 mm 2478 mm
 

 

Specifications

  Weights
Max. gross weight 67200 lbs = 30480 kg
Tare weight 4200 kg
Max. payload 26280 kg
Volume 60.2 cub. m
 

Open-top containers

Open-top containers are used for all types of general cargo. Their principal uses are as follows: packing and unpacking from above or through the doors by crane or crab; tall cargo.

20 OT

  Length Width Height
External dimensions 20′ = 6096 mm 8' = 2438 mm 8' 6" = 2591 mm
Internal dimensions 19' 4.3"= 5902 mm 7' 4.1" = 2240 mm 7' 8.5" = 2352 mm
Door openings 7' 7.9" = 2335 mm 7' 4.1" = 2240 mm

 

Specifications

  Weights
Max. gross weight 52910 lbs = 24000 kg
Tare weight 5380 lbs = 2440 kg
Max. payload 47520 lbs = 21560 kg
Volume 1133 cu. ft. = 32 cub. m

40 OT

  Length Width Height
External dimensions 40' = 12192 mm 8' = 2438 mm 8' 6" = 2591 mm
Internal dimensions 39' 5.2"= 12021 mm 7' 8.4" = 2350 mm 7' 7.7" = 2330 mm
Door openings 7' 8" = 2338 mm 7' 3.8" = 2234 mm

 

Specifications

  Weights
Max. gross weight 79370 lbs = 36000 kg
Tare weight 9760 lbs = 4430 kg
Max. payload 69600 lbs = 31570 kg
Volume 2355 cu. ft. = 66.7 cub. m

Flatracks

Flatracks are mainly used to transport heavy-lifts and over height or over width cargo.

20 FR

  Length Width Height
External dimensions 20' = 6096 mm 8' = 2438 mm 8' 6" = 2591 mm
Internal dimensions 18' 9.4" = 5727 mm 7' 4.1" = 2240 mm 7' 1.3" = 2170 mm
1' 4.6" = 420 mm (компактный)

 

Specifications

  Weights
Max. gross weight 66140 lbs = 30480 kg
Tare weight 6500 lbs = 2950 kg
Max. payload 60690 lbs = 27530 kg
Volume 1986 cu. ft. = 27.9 cub. m

40 FR

  Length Width Height
External dimensions  12192 mm  2438 mm   2591 mm
Internal dimensions  12032 mm  2240 mm   2034 mm
 

 

Specifications

  Weights
Max. gross weight 88180 lbs = 45000 kg
Tare weight 12190 lbs = 5530 kg
Max. payload 87,020 lbs = 39470 kg
Volume 1936 cu. ft. = 54.8 cub. m

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Commercial Invoice is the document that is provided by shipper and includes information about the goods such as following:

  1.  1.  Details on shipper and recipient's names and addresses;
  2.  2.  Full description of goods;
  3.  3.  Quantity of each item of goods;
  4.  4.  HS Code`s information;
  5.  5.  Country of origin;
  6.  6.  Unit price;
  7.  7.  Total price and currency;
  8.  8.  Shipper's signature and/or stamp.