OCEAN CONTAINER TYPES
* Note : Specifications given are for reference purposes only. AGS Global Freight will not
take any responsibility for its accuracy due to weight / specifications varies with different carriers. Also, clients should note that road transportation have weight limitations as well which
may be lower than actual permitted.
Ocean Container Types:
End loading, Fully Enclosed
The basic intermodal container with end doors, suitable for general cargo not requiring environmental control while enroute.
Side Loading, Fully Enclosed
Equipped with side doors for use in stowing and discharge of cargo where it is not practical to use end doors, as when the
container must remain on a rail car while cargo is placed in or removed from the container.
Used for carriage of heavy, bulky or awkward items where loading or discharge of the cargo through end or side doors is
not practical. Most open top containers are equipped with fabric covers and are often termed "soft" or "rag" top containers.
Some open top versions are fitted with removable hatch type panel covers or detachable full metal roof.
Equipped with ventilating ports on ends or sides, and used for heat generating cargo or cargo requiring protection from
condensation (sweat) damage. Versions with powered air-circulating fans are available. Vents are normally fitted with baffles
to prevent entry of sea or rain water.
For cargo that should not be exposed to rapid or sudden temperature changes. Available in ventilated or non-ventilated
versions. Some carriers provide container with heating systems for special applications.
Insulated and equipped with a built-in refrigeration system, powered by direct electrical connection or by diesel or gasoline
generator. It is used primarily for foods or other commodities requiring a temperature controlled environment.
Tank-type containers for carriage of liquids. Some have been designed to high level specifications for carriage of certain
Designed for carriage of bulk cargo such as dry chemicals and grains.
Available in a variety of sizes and models, the flat racks are used for lumber, mill products, large, heavy bulky items,
machinery and vehicles. Some are equipped with removable sides.
Used for carriage of vehicles and available in enclosed or open versions.
Configured for the nature of livestock carrier; containers are available for transporting poultry, cattle and other livestock.
Experimental open-top container developed by MARAD and the U.S. Navy. This cargo handling system is designed to adapt
containers-ships to the carriage of heavy, outsized equipment (notably military). The "work-through" floor construction
(floor section opened by a self-contained winch) can reduce unloading time and pier side storage space since they need not
be removed at destination.
High - Cube
These containers are used for high volume/low weight cargo and can greatly increase the cubic area available for cargo
stowage. High cube containers are in heights to 9.5 feet and to lengths of a maximum of 48 feet.
With special tie downs and internal ceiling fittings, this container can handle