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Container Shipping

Container shipping is the most universal kind of transportation. By the reason of the sea is quite popular in the world of transportation, it is possible to choose a flexible route. In addition there is regissted comparatively not big amount of accidents, when people use transportation by sea. Of course, there are some disadvantages. They are not suitable for oversized cargo and cargo, which need to be transported urgently.

Flexibility can be considered, as the advantage. Standardized system of transportation makes it possible to transport cargo both by sea, and by trucks, which is quite convenient for multimodal transportations.

In addition, the container is a module-composition, so the need of using the composition also disappears, which saves considerable time and money. Thanks to the modernization of loading and unloading operations, the standardization of records management and forwarding, the delivery time is shortened. And one more useful option of sea transportation is the possibility of cargo tracking.

Of course containers were also involved in modernization. Taking into account the characteristics of the cargo, the following types of containers exist today:

  • Standard - 20 and 40 feet, denoted as TEU, and is a universal container with a rigid structure.
  • High Cube - 40-foot containers, which have an increased overall height.
  • Refrigerated - are used for transportation of cargoes with observance of a certain temperature mode.
  • Hermetic - for the transport of goods that require compliance with permanent conditions;
  • Ventilated - those that enable you to maintain a constant exchange of air to remove toxic fumes.
  • For bulk cargoes - a closed dust and waterproof rigid structure;
  • Container-tank: for transportation of liquid products (chemical and food), liquefied gases.

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