20" Container (No. 6774568)

20" Container

Item length [m]:

6.058

Item width [m]:

2.438

Item height [m]:

2.591

Total weight [kg]:

4000

Type of service:

Transportation only

Do you need a VAT invoice?:

No

Distance: 2629.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Hamburg, Hamburg

From 30 Oct 2020 to 31 Dec 2020

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Lisbon, Lisbon

From 31 Oct 2020 to 31 Jan 2021


Shipping containers

Intermodal container is often made of metal and generally used for shipping unitized cargo. Usually that stands for cargo that is arranged in smaller containers, bags or boxes. At times unitized cargo is transported on EUR-pallets. Intermodal containers are often used for transporting granular materials as well as liquid goods as well as loads that require specific conditions during shipment (e. g. cooling).

 

Construction of an intermodal container is pretty strong, which allows to use it numerous times without the risk of damaging the shipping container. All the intermodal containers come with special tools which allows transport companies to fasten it for the transport as well as to ship it safely between locations. The equipment makes packing as well as unpacking intermodal containers much less difficult. 

Intermodal containers are especially used in maritime transport. Container ships are often used to ship goods from distant parts of the world, primarily between continents. Shipping containers do not just enable the items to be easily loaded, but additionally enable the transport provider to pile them on top of each other, which helps to save space.

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

 

Kinds of shipping containers

The most popular intermodal container is 20-foot long, which is about 6,1 meters. This type of container is usually referred to as a container 1C. It has around 33 m2. Dimensions of a 20 ft shipping container are: 5919 x 2340 x 2380 mm.

Other kind of shipping container is a container 1A, which is 40-foot long and its dimensions are: 0,80 x 0,9 x 0,8 ft. In 1C and 1A containers you may transport about 10 pallets. These containers are usually used to ship packed goods.

 

You can also encounter „open top” versions of the 1A and 1C containers. Their dimensions are akin to common 1A and 1C containers, except they are opened from the top and not from the side. This type of containers is often used to transport bulk cargo.

 

Other kind of container is metal „flat rack” container, used generally to move large loads with unusual shapes and dimensions. This type of container is also available in „collapsible” variant, which has collapsible sides.

 

Other kinds of containers are: temperature controlled containers (like refrigerated containers) for loads that are temperature sensitive, tank containers (for transporting liquids), ventilated containers as well as many more.

 

Cost of shipping container transport

 

Price of transporting an intermodal container depends on the dimensions of the container as well as the type of load that is being transported in the container. Other price-defining factors are: route length and quality as well as potential extra tasks that the transport provider will have to perform in order to finish the job (e. g. help with loading and unloading).