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In regard to DIN ISO 4346 of January 1996, there are following types of containers:

  • Standard container (General purpose container)
  • Bulk container
  • Named cargo containers
  • Thermal containers
  • Open-top containers
  • Platform containers
  • Tank containers
  • Air/surface containers

There are some terms which are used additional to the standard expressions that will be explained below.

The first containers in their basic form are called standard container (general purpose containers / box containers). They are closed and primarily used for general cargo.


Hardtop Container are equiped with a removable steelroof. They are especially used for heavy loads and overheight cargo and provide loading through roof opening and doorway by swung out doorheader.


Open-Top Container with removable tarpaulin are especially used for overheight cargo. Loading is possible either from top side or
door side by swung out doorheader.


Flat Rack container are especially used for heavy loads and overwidth cargo.


Platform containers are especially used for heavy loads and oversized cargo for non domestic shipments.


Refrigerated Containers (Reefer Containers) do have their own electrically operated cooling/ heating unit. The power
supply is provided by ship's electrical plant, by terminal or by "clip-on" diesel generator.


Insulated Containers do not have their own cooling facility. The cooling/ heat is supplied by a
onbord Conair plant, by terminal or by a "clip-on" reefer unit.


Tank Container are suitable for the transport of liquid food, e.g.:
- Alcohols
- Fruit juices
- Edible oils
- Food additives.

Last change: 2012-01-03

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