Containers Shipment

Containers shipment is more convenient and efficient, and can be stacked layer by layer, so it can be placed in a large number of specially designed ocean-going ships, providing manufacturers around the world with a large number of transportation services that are cheaper than air transportation. General container ships can hold five to eight thousand boxes. After the cargo is assembled, there is no need to repack it during the water, land and air transshipment process, which can save the expense and time of the cargo owner and the ship owner.

Containers Shipment


Size of Standard containers 

  • 20 feet
  • 40 feet
  • 45 feet
  • 48 feet
  • 53 feet

Type of Containers

  • General container
  • Refrigerated container
  • Open top container
  • Frame container
  • Flat container
  • Ventilated container
  • Clothes hanging container
  • Liquid tank container
  • Car container

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History of Containers Shipment

Container shipment originated in the United Kingdom. As early as 1801, Dr. James Anderson of England had put forward the idea of ​​loading goods into containers for transportation. In 1845, British Railways used the method of interchange between freight cars and regarded the cars as containers, which enabled the initial application of the concept of container transportation. In the middle of the 19th century, in Lancashire, England, a cargo vehicle with a movable frame for transporting cotton yarn and cloth appeared, which was the embryonic form of a container.  

The official use of containers to transport goods was in the early 20th century. In 1900, container transportation was first tried on British railways, and it was later spread to the United States (1917), Germany (1920), France (1928) and other European and American countries.  

Before 1966, although container transportation had achieved certain development, at this stage the authority of container transportation was in some advanced countries in Europe and America, mainly engaged in railway, road transportation and domestic coastal transportation; the ship type was mainly modified semi-container ships, and its typical ships The loading capacity is only about 500TEU (20ft container conversion unit, referred to as “conversion box”), and the speed is slow; the box type mainly uses non-standard containers with a cross-section of 8ft×8ft and a length of 24ft, 27ft, and 35ft. Some of them are used Standard containers with a length of 20ft and 40ft; the material of the container began to be mainly steel, and later aluminum containers began to appear; ship loading and unloading were mainly ship loading and unloading bridges, and only a few dedicated docks had shore loading and unloading bridges; dock loading and unloading The process mainly adopts the chassis vehicle method pioneered by the land and sea transport company, and the straddle carrier has just appeared; the operating mode of container transportation is to provide only port-to-port services. The above characteristics show that container transportation was still in its initial stage before 1966, but its superiority has been shown, which laid a good foundation for the large-scale development of container transportation in the future.