40" Container (No. 7346851)

40" Container

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Transportation only

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China, Shanghai, Shanghai

From 18 Feb 2021 to 25 Feb 2021

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Suffolk, Felixstowe

15 Apr 2021

Shipping containers

Intermodal container is often made of metal and frequently used for shipping unitized cargo. Normally that stands for load that is packed in smaller packets, bags or cases. Sometimes package freight is shipped on pallets. Intermodal containers are frequently used for transporting bulk goods and liquid cargo as well as cargo that require special conditions during transport (like cooling).


Construction of a shipping container is vastly durable, which allows to use it many times without the risk of fracturing the container. All the shipping containers come with professional accessories which allows transport companies to secure it for the transport and also to ship it safely between destinations. The tools make packing and unloading shipping containers much easier. 

Shipping containers are especially popular in maritime transport. Container ships are often used to ship items from far-off parts of the world, mainly between continents. Intermodal containers do not only allow the loads to be conveniently loaded, but also enable the shipping provider to pile them on top of each other, which saves space.

Container ships are usually used to transport shipping containers between continents, the inland shipping is usually provided by lorries.


Kinds of shipping containers

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

Other type of intermodal 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 cargo.


You can also encounter „open top” models of the 1A and 1C containers. Their dimensions are akin to regular 1A and 1C containers, only they are opened from the top instead of from the side. This kind of containers is usually used to ship bulk cargo.


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


Other kinds of containers are: temperature controlled containers (like heated containers) used for transporting cargo that is temperature sensitive, tank containers (for transporting liquids), open-side containers as well as many others.


Prices of intermodal container shipping


Cost of shipping an intermodal container hinges on the dimensions of the container and the type of load that is being shipped in the container. Additional factors that affect the price are: route length and quality and possible extra tasks that the transport provider will have to perform in order to finish the job (for example: assistance with loading and unloading).