Previously we have spoken about container grades. But what type of containers do you get?
There are three types:
- general purpose or “dry van”
- refrigerated containers or “reefers”
- special equipment
Dry van or general-purpose containers are the steel containers used to transport most cargo. These come in 3 meters (10 foot), 6 meters (20 foot) and 12-meter (40 foot) lengths and are the most common types of containers available.
Refrigerated containers are made in 6 meter and 12 meters only.
Special equipment such as flat racks and open tops come in both 6 & 12 meter, while tank containers come in 6 meters only.
In the next instalment we will talk about some other variations that are available but are less commonly seen.