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Kontener (No. 4467377)


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Transportation only

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Poland, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Pila

From 1 Sep 2019 to 30 Sep 2019

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Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

From 1 Oct 2019 to 31 Oct 2019

Shipping containers

Intermodal container is normally made of metal and mostly used for shipping package cargo. Usually this stands for cargo that is packed in smaller packets, bags or boxes. Occasionally package freight is shipped on pallets. Shipping containers are often used for transporting bulk goods and liquid cargo and also cargo that require certain conditions while being shipped (like cooling).


Construction of an intermodal container is pretty resistant, which allows to use it many times with no risk of damaging the shipping container. All the shipping containers come with needed equipment which enables transport companies to secure it during transport as well as to ship it securely between locations. The accessories make loading as well as unloading shipping containers much more effortless. 

Shipping containers are particulary used in maritime transport. Container ships are often used to transport goods from distant parts of the world, primarily between continents. Shipping containers don’t only allow the loads to be quickly unloaded, but additionally enable the shipping provider to stack them on top of each other, which saves space.

Container ships are usually transporting shipping containers between continents, the inland shipping is usually done by lorries.


Kinds of intermodal containers

The most popular intermodal container is 20-ft long, which is about 6,1 meters. This kind of container is usually referred to as a container 1C. It has around 33 square meters. Dimensions of a 20-foot shipping container are: 1,11 x 0,9 x 0,9 ft.

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. They are mostly used to transport packed goods.


You can also encounter „open top” versions of the 1A and 1C containers. Their dimensions are similar 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 kind of container is metal „flat rack” container, used generally to ship large cargo with unusual shapes as well as dimensions. This type of container also has „collapsible” variant, which has collapsible sides.


Other kinds of containers are: temperature controlled containers (such as refrigerated containers) used for transporting cargo that is temperature sensitive, tank containers (for transporting liquids), ventilated containers as well as many others.


Cost of intermodal container transport


Cost of shipping a shipping container hinges on the dimensions of the container as well as the type of cargo that is being shipped in the container. Additional price-defining factors are: route length and quality and potential additional tasks that the transport provider will need to perform in order to deliver the cargo (e. g. help with loading and unloading).