Kontener (No. 6787690)


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Transportation only

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Distance: 2542.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Kraków

From 12 Jan 2021 to 27 Jan 2021

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Scotland, Peterhead

Flexible dates

Shipping containers

Intermodal container is usually made of metal and frequently used for transporting package cargo. Usually that means cargo that is packed in smaller packets, bags or boxes. Occasionally package freight is shipped on EUR-pallets. Shipping containers are often used for transporting bulk goods and liquid loads as well as cargo that require specific conditions during transport (like heating).


Construction of an intermodal container is very resistant, which allows to use it many times with no risk of breaking the intermodal container. All the shipping containers come with professional tools which allows transport companies to secure it during shipment as well as to ship it safely between locations. The equipment makes packing as well as unpacking intermodal containers much easier. 

Shipping containers are particulary common in maritime transport. Container ships are widely used to ship items from far-off parts of the world, primarily from continent to continent. Shipping containers do not only allow the goods to be conveniently unloaded, but additionally enable the shipping provider to pile them on top of each other, which saves space.

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


Types of intermodal containers

The most popular intermodal container is 20-foot long, which is about 6,1 m. This type of container is often called a container 1C. It has about 33 m2. Dimensions of a 20-foot intermodal 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 ten pallets. They are often used to ship packed goods.


You can also encounter „open top” models of the 1A and 1C containers. Their dimensions are similar to common 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 cargo.


Other type of container is metal „flat rack” container, used generally to ship big loads with unusual shapes and dimensions. This type of container also has „collapsible” variant, which has foldable sides.


Other types of containers are: temperature controlled containers (like refrigerated containers) for goods that are temperature sensitive, tank containers (for shipping fluids), open-side containers as well as many more.


Prices of intermodal container shipping


Price of transporting a shipping container depends on the dimensions of the container as well as the kind of cargo that is being transported in the container. Additional factors that affect the price are: route length and quality and possible additional tasks that the transport provider will need to perform in order to finish the job (for example: assistance with loading and unloading).