40' HQ x 4 (No. 7549378)

40' HQ x 4
Length x Width x Height
40' HQ
1265 x 243 x 243 cm
10000 kg
Total weight:
40000 kg
396 km
Assistance with loading and unloading:

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Hamburg, Hamburg

16 Apr 2021

Delivery address and date

Germany, Saxony, Leipzig

21 Apr 2021

Shipping containers

Intermodal container is usually made of metal and generally used for transporting package freight. Normally this means load that is packed in smaller packets, bags or boxes. Sometimes package freight is transported on pallets. Intermodal containers are often used for shipping bulk goods and liquid loads as well as loads that need special conditions during transport (for example cooling).


Construction of an intermodal container is pretty strong, which allows to use it numerous times with no risk of fracturing the intermodal container. All the intermodal containers come with needed tools which enables transport companies to fasten it during transport and also to move it securely between places. The equipment makes packing as well as unpacking shipping containers much easier. 

Intermodal containers are particulary popular in maritime shipping. Container ships are often used to transport items from far-off parts of the world, mainly between continents. Shipping containers don’t only allow the loads to be easily loaded, but additionally enable the shipping provider to stack them on top of each other, which saves space.

Container ships are mainly transporting shipping containers between continents, the inland shipping is usually provided by trucks.


Types of shipping containers

The most common shipping 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-foot shipping container are: 1,11 x 0,9 x 0,9 ft.

Other type of intermodal container is a container 1A, which is 40-foot long and its dimensions are: 2230 x 2438 x 2191 mm. In 1C and 1A containers you can transport about ten pallets. They are mostly used to transport packed cargo.


There are also „open top” versions of the 1A and 1C containers. Their dimensions are similar to regular 1A and 1C containers, except they are opened from the top and not from the side. This kind of containers is usually used to transport bulk goods.


Another kind of container is metal „flat rack” container, used generally to transport large cargo with uncommon shapes as well as dimensions. This type of container also has „collapsible” version, which has collapsible sides.


Other types of containers are: temperature controlled containers (such as heated containers) used for transporting goods that are temperature sensitive, tank containers (for shipping liquids), ventilated containers and many more.


Cost of intermodal container transport


Cost of shipping a shipping container depends on the dimensions of the container and the kind of cargo that is being shipped in the container. Additional factors that affect the price are: route length and quality and possible extra work that the transport provider will have to perform in order to finish the job (e. g. assistance with loading and unloading).