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    Types of containers in international transport

    “In the current shipping, Vietnam has used the common container types in international transport, today’s article with us to learn more about these types of containers! “

    Sorting by size

    • Small container: weighing less than 5 tons and under 3m3 capacity
    • Medium container: Weight 5 – 8 tons and capacity less than 10m3.
    • Large containers: Weight of more than 10 tons and a capacity of more than 10m3.
    • Containers 20 feet 40 and 45 feet

    Classify containers according to packing material.

    Containers of any material, then name the material for containers: steel containers, aluminum containers, plywood containers, synthetic plastic containers …

    Classify containers by structure

    • (Closed Container)
    • (Open Container)
    • (France Container)
    • (Tilt Container)
    • (Flat Container)
    • (Rolling Container)

    Classified by use

    Cargo containers

    Also known as dry containers often use transporting dry goods. Including closed containers with doors at one end and sides, containers with vents, …

    (Dry Bulk/Bulker freight container)

    Containers used to transport bulk cargo such as small grains, grains, etc. allow cargo to be loaded from top to bottom thanks to the top of the container. The advantage of this type of container is labor-saving when loading and unloading, but it also has the disadvantage that the weight of heavy containers, the number of doors and lids can make it difficult to keep it safe and secure. water for containers

    (Named Cargo Containers)

    Specialized containers are designed to carry goods of a specific nature, such as carts, animals, etc.

    This type of container is used to transport live animals, so its main drawback is the cleaning problem between commodities. In many countries it is a quarantine problem when empty containers used to carry live animals return to be used for loading.

    (Thermal insulated/ Heated/ Refrigerated/ Reefer container)

    Used to transport items that require temperature preservation, designed with insulated walls. Insulation containers usually maintain cool or hot thermodynamics. In Vietnam often use refrigerated containers

    (Tank container)

    Used to transport dangerous goods and bulk cargoes (petroleum, chemicals, …)

    Disadvantages of this cont include:

    • High cost of use
    • High maintenance costs
    • Requires cleaning process after use
    • Transportation is lost due to evaporation, leakage, …

    Container for office

    This container is recycled from the shipping container, then renovated and turned it into a neat and handy office container.