Container Type

These three types are the most common ones used for container shipping; it is generally divided into DC (dry container), RF (refrigerated container), TK (tank container), FR (flat container), OT (open top container), DH (dress hanger container), HT and so on. According to the type, it can be divided into GP (ordinary cabinet) and HQ (super high cabinet).


The composition of container number

Container number is the only one global identification mark of container. According to ISO6346, The Standard of Container Code, Identification and Marking in 1995, the container number consists by 11 digits, the first four are letters and the last one is the verification code. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) stipulates that there are two types of markers: necessary markers and optional markers. Each type of markers is marked separately and operation markers. Specifically, the numbers that conclude the owner’s code and container number or sequence number, check (verification) number are showed on container. The size and type code of the container is showed in the middle of the container door.

  • The owner’s code.
    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) stipulates that the owner's code number is represented by four uppercase Latin letters, and the first three are specified by the owner himself, but the fourth letter is always specified by U, such as PCIU represents PIL's container, COSU represents China Ocean Shipping Co.'s container, etc.
  • Sequence number.
    also called container number. It consists of six Arabic digits. If the number is less than six digits, we use number 0 to fill the six digits before the valid digits, such as 053842.
  • Check (verification) number.
    the main code and sequence number of the box. Checking numbers is used to affirm the owner's code and sequential record whether it is accurate or not. It is after the box number and is represented by an Arabia number with a square frame. It is usually done without manual calculation as long as the input number is checked in the relevant software.

Specifications of common containers:

Internationally, the 20GP is usually referred to a standard box (TEU).

20GP: If the outer dimension is 20feet*8feet*6inches, the inside capacity is 5.89m*2.35m*2.38m.The weight: 2000-2200KGs, the distribution gross weight is generally 17.5 tons, each ship owner will have different weight limits for different routes.

The weight of overweight cabinets can’t exceed 30 tons, the volume is 24-30 cubic meters.

40HQ: If the outer dimension is 40feet*8feet*6inches, the inside capacity is 12m*2.3m*2.4m.The weight: 4000-4300KGs, the distribution gross weight is generally 24 tons, each ship owner will have different weight limits for different routes. The weight of overweight cabinets can’t exceed 30 tons, the volume is 24-30 cubic meters.

45 HQ: The inside capacity is 13.58m*2.34m*2.71m. The weight of the cabinet with cargo can’t exceed 30 tons and the volume is 86 cubic meters.

Containers Dimensions

DC

length

width

height

door opening dimensions

Volume

maximum effective carrying capacity

width

length

20’

5897

2348

2358

2337

2272

33

18000

40’

12301

2348

2358

2337

2272

67

26000

40’HC

12031

2348

2690

2337

2577

76

26000

DC

length

width

height

door opening dimensions

Volume

maximum effective carrying capacity

width

length

20’

5897

2348

2358

2337

2272

33

18000

40’

12301

2348

2358

2337

2272

67

26000

40’HC

12031

2348

2690

2337

2577

76

26000

OT

length

width

height

door opening dimensions

Volume

maximum effective carrying capacity

width

length

20’

5898

2346

2354

2338

2244

32

21500

40’

12022

2346

2381

2337

2244

66

26400

SC

length

width

height

door opening dimensions

Volume

maximum effective carrying capacity

width

length

20’

5858

2018

2077

 

 

25

27000

40’

11986

2236

1968

 

 

52

39000

RF

length

width

height

door opening dimensions

Volume

maximum effective carrying capacity

width

length

20’

5444

2290

2262

2290

2272

26

21000

40’

115561

2290

2238

2290

2204

55

27900

40’HC

11583

2290

2538

2290

2508

63

27000