All About Shipping Containers
In shipping industry, the goods have to be packed well, something that ensures its protection and safety while being moved on the ship and on transport to its destination. Therefore, this indicates that the shipping containers where it will be stored must be strong, can withstand the entire shipping process, be a safe storage facility and lastly, allow handling. There are many shipping containers that are used these days to ship specific kinds of goods and merchandise.
Wood containers – basically, these are wooden boxes used for weapons and to other products known to be heavy. A good example of these types of containers is crates that are mostly used by military.
Corrugated cardboard boxes – these are basically fiberboards that are corrugated have cheaper and lighter shipping device and preferred mainly because of its reusability.
Steel or metallic shipping containers – these are the typical freight containers that are being transported by railway, road, air as well as by shipping. These containers are remarkably durable and also have outstanding handling properties which make them the standard shipping containers.
Plastic shipping containers – these at the same time are used for transporting materials similar to liquid products or substances that are corrosive to metallic and wooden devices.
Materials that the shipping containers are built are not the only factor that you have to be mindful about because there are also other types of containers being grouped depending on its design.
Number 1. Flat rack container – actually, these are open container that measures around 20ft in size and also, has foldable sides allowing easy accommodation of large cargos.
Number 2. Dry storage type – the main purpose of dry storage type is for shipping and storing dry goods. Just like other containers that you can find in this list, these come in different sizes too. But oftentimes, you will find it in measurements of around 20 to 40 feet long.
Number 3. Open side or open top container – like what the name suggests, its top cover easily opens to create more room upwards while the other door opens on the sides. Actually, they’re used to ferry bulky goods and may be used to ship perishable products because its opening function as ventilation too.
Number 4. Tank containers – these are made into units of different volumes and at the same time, used for transporting gaseous and liquid products. The non corrosive steel is being used for making these such types of shipping containers mainly for safety reasons.
It doesn’t matter what design or type the shipping containers have because so long as it has passed the ISO certification standards, it’s good to use.