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1 container 20 pies (No. 5265230)

1 container 20 pies

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Transportation only

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Distance: 665.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Algeciras

4 Nov 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

5 Nov 2019

Shipping containers

Intermodal container is normally made of metal and usually used for shipping unitized cargo. Usually that means load that is arranged in smaller packets, bags or boxes. Occasionally package freight is transported on EUR-pallets. Intermodal containers are frequently used for shipping granular materials as well as liquid goods as well as cargo that need specific conditions while being transported (like heating).


Structure of an intermodal container is pretty durable, which makes it possible to use it numerous times with no danger of fracturing the shipping container. All the shipping containers come with special accessories which enables transport providers to fasten it for the shipment and also to ship it securely between locations. The equipment makes packing and unpacking intermodal containers much more effortless. 

Intermodal containers are especially common in maritime transport. Container ships are often used to transport goods from all over the world, primarily from continent to continent. Shipping containers do not only enable the goods to be handily unloaded, but also enable the shipping provider to stack them on top of each other, which helps to save space.

Container ships are mainly transporting shipping containers from continent to continent, the inland transport is usually done by lorries.


Types of intermodal containers

The most common intermodal container is 20-ft long, which is about 6,1 meters. This kind of container is usually referred to as a container 1C. It has around 33 square meters. Dimensions of a 20 ft shipping container are: 5919 x 2340 x 2380 mm.

There is also a container 1A, which is 40-ft long and its dimensions are: 0,80 x 0,9 x 0,8 ft. In 1C and 1A containers you can ship around 10 pallets. These containers are usually used to ship packed cargo.


You can also encounter „open top” models of the 1A and 1C containers. Their dimensions are similar to ordinary 1A and 1C containers, only they are opened from the top and not from the side. This kind of containers is usually used to ship bulk goods.


Another type of container is metal „flat rack” container, used mostly to transport large cargo with unusual shapes and dimensions. This kind of container is also available in „collapsible” version, which has foldable walls.


Other kinds of containers are: temperature controlled containers (such as heated containers) for cargo that is temperature sensitive, tank containers (for transporting fluids), open-side containers and many others.


Cost of shipping container transport


Price of transporting an intermodal container depends on the dimensions of the container and the kind of load that is being shipped in the container. Other factors that affect the price are: route length and quality as well as probable additional work that the transport provider will have to perform in order to deliver the cargo (for example: assistance with loading and unloading).