20 " Container (No. 6413661)

20 " Container

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Transportation only

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Distance: 1707.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Lower Saxony, Hann. Münden

From 22 Sep 2020 to 30 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Benifallet

From 12 Oct 2020 to 20 Oct 2020

Shipping containers

Shipping container is normally made of metal and frequently used for transporting package freight. Normally this means cargo that is packed in smaller packages, bags or cases. Occasionally package cargo is transported on EUR-pallets. Shipping containers are frequently used for transporting bulk goods and liquid loads as well as cargo that need certain conditions while being shipped (for example cooling).


Structure of a shipping container is vastly strong, which makes it possible to use it many times without the danger of fracturing the intermodal container. All the intermodal containers come with specific equipment which enables transport companies to secure it during transport and also to ship it safely between destinations. The equipment makes packing and unloading shipping containers much easier. 

Intermodal containers are especially popular in maritime transport. Container ships are commonly used to transport goods from far-off parts of the world, primarily from continent to continent. Intermodal containers do not only enable the goods to be quickly unloaded, but additionally enable the transport provider to stack them on top of each other, which saves space.

Container ships are usually transporting shipping containers from continent to continent, the inland shipping is commonly done by trucks.


Kinds of intermodal containers

The most common intermodal container is 20-foot long, which is around 6,1 m. This type of container is usually called a container 1C. It has about 33 m2. Dimensions of a 20 ft intermodal container are: 1,11 x 0,9 x 0,9 ft.

There is also a container 1A, which is 40-ft long and its dimensions are: 2230 x 2438 x 2191 mm. In 1C and 1A containers you can ship about 10 pallets. These containers are usually used to transport packed cargo.


You can also encounter „open top” versions of the 1A and 1C containers. Their dimensions are similar to common 1A and 1C containers, only they are opened from the top instead of from the side. This kind of containers is commonly used to ship bulk goods.


Other kind of container is metal „flat rack” container, used mainly to move big cargo with atypical shapes as well as dimensions. This type of container also has „collapsible” version, which has collapsible sides.


Other kinds of containers are: temperature controlled containers (such as heated containers) used for transporting cargo that is temperature sensitive, tank containers (for transporting fluids), ventilated containers and many more.


Cost of shipping container transport


Cost of shipping an intermodal container hinges on the dimensions of the container as well as the kind of cargo that is being shipped in the container. Other price-defining factors are: route length and quality as well as potential additional work that the transport provider will need to complete in order to deliver the cargo ( like assistance with loading and unloading).