As mentioned in the International Shipping Standards section, there are specific types of containers that are used in International Trade. The container types can be chosen depending on the type of products that will be loaded inside and the size these products have.
Below you will see a list of the most common container types and methods of shipping and some pictures of each type in order to get an idea of the differences between them.
- Dry Standard
- Dry Open Top
- Flat Rack with Fix or Folding End Container
- Tank Container
- Platform Shipping
In addition to the above information the containers can be characterized by their size. The most common sizes types are:
- 20feet (length)
- 40feet (length)
- 40feet (length) high cube (height)
- 45feet (length)
In other sections of the website we will describe in more detail all these types and give indications about their dimension both in metric and imperial sizes.