Dong Fang International Containers
Dong Fang International Containers

Classification of Several Specialty Shipping Containers

1. Open top specialty shipping containers

The feature of this open top shipping container is that the roof can be easily removed and installed. There are two types of roofs: hard top and soft top. The hard top is made of thin steel plate, and it is loaded and unloaded by lifting machinery. The soft top is generally made of canvas, plastic cloth or plastic-coated cloth, and it only needs to be rolled up to one end when opening the top. This kind of container is suitable for loading large and heavy goods, such as steel, wood, machinery, especially fragile heavy goods like glass plates. Use a crane to hoist the goods into the box from the top, which is not easy to damage the goods, and is easy to fix in the box.

2. Rack type specialty shipping containers

This kind of container is characterized by no roof and side walls, and even the end walls are removed and only the bottom plate and four corner posts are used. This kind of container can be loaded and unloaded from front, back, left and right, and above, and is suitable for loading long and heavy pieces, such as heavy machinery, steel, wood, steel ingots, etc. The gantry-type container is not waterproof, and the goods that are afraid of being wet cannot be shipped. If it must be shipped, it must be covered and sealed with canvas.

3. Platform type specialty shipping containers

This specialty shipping container is more simplified than the platform container and only retains the bottom plate. It is mainly used for loading and unloading long and heavy cargo. Such as heavy machinery and equipment, steel and so on. The length and width of the platform are the same as the bottom dimensions of an international standard container, and the same fasteners and lifting devices as other containers can be used. The adoption of this kind of container breaks the concept that the container must have a certain volume in the past.

4. Tank type specialty shipping containers

As the name implies, this specialty shipping container is specially designed for shipping liquid goods, such as alcohol, gasoline, and chemicals. It consists of two parts, the tank and the frame, the tank is used to load liquid, and the frame is used to support and fix the tank. The outer wall of the tank is made of insulating material to insulate the tank, and the inner wall is generally ground and polished to prevent liquid from remaining on the wall. In order to reduce the viscosity of the liquid, a heater is provided at the lower part of the tank, and the internal temperature of the tank can be observed through a thermometer installed on the upper part. For the convenience of loading and unloading, there is a loading port on the top of the tank and a discharge valve on the bottom of the tank. The liquid enters from the loading port on the top of the tank when loading, and flows out from the discharge hole when unloading, or it can be sucked out from the top loading port with a straw.

5. Refrigerated specialty shipping containers

Refrigerated specialty shipping containers, also known as refrigerated cabinets, are insulated containers that mainly transport frozen foods and can maintain a set low temperature. They are specially designed for transporting fish, shrimp, meat, fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods. At present, there are basically two types of refrigerated containers used in the world: one is a mechanical refrigerated container with a refrigerator in the container, and the other has no refrigerator in the box but only heat insulation equipment. The air inlet and air outlet, after the box is installed in the cabin, the air-conditioning is supplied by the ship's refrigeration device, which is called a clutch type refrigerated container (also known as an external refrigerated container).