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Domesticated Dry Containers

Container shipping is different from conventional shipping because it uses 'containers' of various standard sizes - 20 foot (6.09 m), 40 foot (12.18 m), 45 foot (13.7 m), 48 foot (14.6 m), and 53 foot (16.15 m) - to load, transport, and unload goods. As a result, containers can be moved seamlessly between ships, trucks and trains. The two most important and most commonly used sizes today are the 20-foot and 40-foot lengths. The 20-foot container, referred to as a Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (TEU) became the industry standard reference. So now cargo volume and vessel capacity are commonly measured in TEU. The 40-foot length container - literally 2 TEU - became known as the Forty-foot Equivalent Unit (FEU) and is the most frequently used container today.
The container sizes need to be standardized so that the containers can be most efficiently stacked - literally, one on top of the other - and so that ships, trains, trucks and cranes at the ports can be specially fitted or built to a single size specification. This standardization now applies across the global industry. Thanks to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) which in 1961 set standard sizes for all containers.

20`GP & 40`GP Containers :

Dry containers 20' and 40' (general purpose) are manufactured from Corten steel. They are suitable for most types of cargos. Corten steel dry containers have a slightly larger internal cube.

40` HC Containers :

High cube dry containers ensure that you gain an extra foot in height compared with dry containers. The high cube dry containers are ideal for light, voluminous or bulky cargos. These extra volume containers are made in 40' size in corten steel.