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40" (No. 7283725)


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Transportation only

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Distance: 2156.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Hamburg, Hamburg

From 31 Jan 2021 to 10 Feb 2021

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, Valencia

From 25 Feb 2021 to 28 Feb 2021

Shipping containers

Shipping container is usually made of metal and generally used for shipping package freight. Usually this stands for load that is packed in smaller packages, bags or cases. Occasionally package freight is shipped on EUR-pallets. Shipping containers are often used for shipping granular materials as well as liquid loads and also cargo that need specific conditions during shipment (e. g. heating).


Structure of a shipping container is pretty durable, which makes it possible to use it many times without the danger of damaging the container. All the intermodal containers come with specific equipment which enables transport companies to fasten it during shipment and also to ship it securely between places. The equipment makes packing and unpacking intermodal containers much less difficult. 

Shipping containers are particulary used in maritime shipping. Container ships are often used to transport items from distant parts of the world, primarily from continent to continent. Shipping containers do not only enable the loads to be easily unloaded, but additionally allow the shipping provider to stack them on top of each other, which saves space.

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


Types of shipping containers

The most frequently used shipping container is 20-foot long, which is around 6,1 m. This type of container is usually referred to as a container 1C. It has around 33 m2. Dimensions of a 20 ft intermodal container are: 1,11 x 0,9 x 0,9 ft.

Other type of shipping container is 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 may ship about 10 pallets. These containers are mostly used to ship packed goods.


There are also „open top” versions of the 1A and 1C containers. Their dimensions are similar to common 1A and 1C containers, except they are opened from the top instead of from the side. This type of containers is usually used to ship bulk cargo.


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


Different kinds of containers are: temperature controlled containers (like heated containers) used for transporting goods that are temperature sensitive, tank containers (for transporting fluids), ventilated containers as well as many more.


Cost of intermodal container shipping


Cost of shipping a shipping container hinges on the dimensions of the container and the kind of cargo that is being transported in the container. Other price-defining factors are: route length and quality and potential extra tasks that the transport provider will need to perform in order to deliver the cargo (for example: help with loading and unloading).