containers (No. 6044914)


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Type of service:

Transportation with assistance in loading and unloading

Distance: 660.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Cuba, La Habana, La Habana

30 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Cuba, Las Tunas, Las Tunas

26 Jun 2020

Shipping containers

Intermodal container is often made of metal and commonly used for transporting unitized cargo. Normally this means load that is arranged in smaller packets, bags or cases. At times package freight is transported on pallets. Intermodal containers are often used for shipping granular materials and liquid cargo as well as loads that require certain conditions while being transported (e. g. cooling).


Structure of a shipping container is very strong, which allows to use it numerous times without the danger of damaging the intermodal container. Every shipping container comes with specific accessories which enables transport companies to secure it during shipment as well as to move it securely between destinations. The accessories make loading and unpacking shipping containers much more effortless. 

Intermodal containers are particulary popular in maritime transport. Container ships are widely used to ship items from distant parts of the world, primarily from continent to continent. Intermodal containers do not just enable the loads to be conveniently loaded, but also enable the shipping provider to stack 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 done by lorries.


Kinds of shipping containers

The most common intermodal container is 20-foot long, which is around 6,1 m. This type of container is often called a container 1C. It has around 33 m2. Dimensions of a 20-foot shipping container are: 5919 x 2340 x 2380 mm.

Other type of intermodal 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 ship around 10 pallets. These containers are mostly used to transport packed cargo.


There are also „open top” models of the 1A and 1C containers. Their dimensions are akin to common 1A and 1C containers, only they are opened from the top and not from the side. This type of containers is usually used to transport bulk goods.


Another type of container is metal „flat rack” container, used mostly to ship large cargo with uncommon shapes and dimensions. This type of container also has „collapsible” version, which has foldable walls.


Other types of containers are: temperature controlled containers (like heated containers) used for transporting goods that are temperature sensitive, tank containers (for transporting liquids), open-side containers and many more.


Prices of intermodal container transport


Cost of shipping an intermodal container depends on the dimensions of the container and the type of cargo that is being transported in the container. Additional factors that affect the price are: route length and quality and possible extra work that the transport provider will need to complete in order to deliver the cargo ( like assistance with loading and unloading).