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Kontener 8' (No. 7924905)

Length x Width x Height
Weight
Pcs
Kontener 8'
610 x 243 x 260 cm
5000 kg
1
Total weight:
5000 kg
Distance
1685 km
Assistance with loading and unloading:
Required
Customer:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Poland, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Szczecin

2 Aug 2021

Delivery address and date

France, Occitanie, Lunel

Flexible dates


Shipping containers

Shipping container is often made of metal and usually used for shipping unitized cargo. Normally that means cargo that is arranged in smaller packets, bags or boxes. Sometimes package freight is transported on pallets. Shipping containers are often used for shipping bulk goods as well as liquid goods as well as loads that need certain conditions during transport (e. g. heating).

 

Construction of a shipping container is vastly strong, which makes it possible to use it numerous times with no risk of fracturing the intermodal container. All the intermodal containers come with special tools which allows transport providers to secure it for the transport and also to transport it securely between locations. The tools make packing and unpacking intermodal containers much easier. 

Intermodal containers are especially popular in maritime shipping. Container ships are commonly used to transport goods from far-off parts of the world, mainly from continent to continent. Intermodal containers don’t only allow the goods to be conveniently loaded, but also allow the shipping provider to pile them on top of each other, which helps to save space.

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

 

Kinds of shipping containers

The most frequently used shipping container is 20-foot long, which is around 6,1 meters. This kind of container is usually referred to as 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 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 can ship around ten pallets. They are mostly used to ship packed cargo.

 

There are also „open top” versions of the 1A and 1C containers. Their dimensions are akin 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 goods.

 

Another kind of container is metal „flat rack” container, used chiefly to ship big cargo with unusual shapes as well as dimensions. This type of container is also available in „collapsible” version, which has collapsible sides.

 

Different kinds of containers are: temperature controlled containers (such as heated containers) used for transporting loads that are temperature sensitive, tank containers (for shipping liquids), open-side containers and many more.

 

Cost of intermodal container transport

 

Price of transporting an intermodal container depends on the dimensions of the container as well as the type of cargo that is being transported in the container. Other factors that affect the price are: route length and quality as well as potential additional tasks that the transport provider will need to complete in order to finish the job (e. g. help with loading and unloading).