Introduction to common types of containers Don’t choose the wrong one! |Bulky equipment international logistics|CNS Logistics
Introduction to common types of containers Don’t choose the wrong one! ：2016-12-13 15:40:00 Container transportation is the main method of cargo transportation at present. According to the different cargo, the characteristics of the container are also different. At present, some common types of containers in the world mainly include: ordinary containers (dry containers), also known as dry containers, are mainly used for the shipment of groceries, usually used to ship daily necessities, medicine, textiles, handicrafts, chemical products, hardware, electronic products, and electronics. Machinery, instruments and machine parts, etc. This kind of container accounts for 70%-80% of the total number of containers. The reefer container is divided into two types: external and internal. The temperature can be adjusted between -28°C and +26°C. The built-in container can start the refrigerator at will during the transportation process to keep the container at a specified temperature; while the external type must rely on the refrigerator equipped with special container vehicles, ships, and special yards and stations for cooling. This kind of box is suitable for transporting butter, chocolate, frozen fish, condensed milk, margarine and other items in summer. Open top container (open top container) This kind of container does not have a top. A crane can be used to load and unload cargo from the top of the box. The top is covered with a tarp during shipment. The watertight requirements are the same as that of a dry cargo box. It is suitable for loading large objects, such as glass plates. The flat rack container has no top and sides, and is characterized by loading and unloading from the side of the container. With overweight cargo as the main object of transportation, it is also convenient to load livestock, and naked cargo such as steel that can be exempted from packaging. The side of the pen container is made of metal mesh, which is well ventilated and easy to feed. It is a special container specially made for the transportation of cattle, horses and other live animals. Tank container (tank container) is also called liquid container. It is a special container manufactured for the transportation of liquid goods such as food, medicine, and chemicals. Its structure is to fix a liquid tank in a metal frame. The ventilated container has ventilation holes on the wall, and the inner wall is coated with a plastic layer. It is suitable for loading fresh vegetables and fruits and other goods that are afraid of heat and stuffiness. The insulated container has a thermal insulation layer in the box, and the top of the box has an air inlet and outlet that can adjust the angle. The outside air and wind direction can be used to adjust the temperature in the box. When it is closed, it can not be affected by the outside temperature for a certain period of time. Suitable for shipping goods that are sensitive to temperature and humidity. Bulk containers are generally equipped with 2-3 small hatches on the top to facilitate loading. There is a lifting frame at the bottom, which can be raised to an inclination angle of 40° for easy unloading. This kind of box is suitable for bulk cargo such as grain and cement. For plant quarantine, it can also be steamed and washed in the fumigation cabin. Bulk powder cargo containers are basically the same as bulk containers, but nozzles and straws are used for loading and unloading. The dress hanger container is a container suitable for shipping clothing products. The above are some of the common types of containers in the world. As the types of goods continue to increase, it is believed that more containers with different types and characteristics will appear in the future.