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FREIGHT CONTAINERS, PALLETS AND BOXES

Lost in the mess of TEUs, LD1s and pallets? See definitions and dimensions for freight containers, pallets and boxes below.

ModeContainerDescription
Ocean ContainersFull 20′ container (TEU FCL)Standard twenty-foot container that is loaded and unloaded under the risk and account of the shipper or consignee.
Ocean ContainersFull 40′ container (FEU FCL)Standard forty-foot container that is loaded and unloaded under the risk and account of the shipper or consignee.
Ocean ContainersFull 40’HC container (FCL)Hi-cube forty-foot container that is loaded and unloaded under the risk and account of the shipper or consignee.
Ocean ContainersFull 45’HC container (FCL)Hi-cube forty five-foot container that is loaded and unloaded under the risk and account of the shipper or consignee.
Ocean Containers20′ flat rackTenty-foot open-topped and open-sided unit that fits into an existing below-deck container and is used for oversized cargo and wheeled or tracked vehicles.
Ocean Containers40′ flat rackForty-foot open-topped and open-sided unit that fits into an existing below-deck container and is used for oversized cargo and wheeled or tracked vehicles.
Ocean Containers20′ refrigerated”Twenty-foot refrigerated shipping container for transporting perishables having its own stand-alone (self-powered) cooling system.”
Ocean Containers40′ refrigerated”Forty-foot refrigerated shipping container for transporting perishables having its own stand-alone (self-powered) cooling system.”
Ocean Containers40’HC refrigerated”Hi-cube forty-foot refrigerated container that is used for transporting perishables having its own stand-alone (self-powered) cooling system.”
Ocean Containers20′ non operative reefer (NOR)”Twenty-foot refrigerated shipping container having its own stand-alone (self-powered) cooling system that is non operative.”
Ocean Containers40′ non operative reefer (NOR)”Forty-foot refrigerated shipping container having its own stand-alone (self-powered) cooling system that is non operative.”
Ocean Containers40’HC non operative reefer (NOR)”Hi-cube forty-foot refrigerated shipping container having its own stand-alone (self-powered) cooling system that is non operative.”
Ocean Containers20′ ISO tank container”Twenty-foot container or tanktainer that is an intermodal container for the transport of liquids gases and powders as bulk cargo.”
Ocean Containers40′ ISO tank container”Forty-foot container or tanktainer that is an intermodal container for the transport of liquids gases and powders as bulk cargo.”
Ocean Containers20′ open top”Twenty-foot container fitted with a solid removable roof or with a tarpaulin roof that can be loaded or unloaded from the top.”
Ocean Containers40′ open top”Forty-foot container fitted with a solid removable roof or with a tarpaulin roof that can be loaded or unloaded from the top.”
Ocean Containers40’HC open top”Hi-cube forty-foot container fitted with a solid removable roof or with a tarpaulin roof that can be loaded or unloaded from the top.”
Ocean ContainersDrum(Barrels) Cylindrical container used for shipping liquids and powders and is often certified for shipment of dangerous goods.
Ocean ContainersRo ro”Roll-on/roll-off ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo such as automobiles and trucks.”
Ocean ContainersContainer48Forty eight-foot hi-cube container.
Ocean ContainersContainer53Fifty three-foot hi-cube container.
Air ShippingLD1”92″” wide contoured half width container used for a wide-body aircraft.”
Air ShippingLD2”61.5″” wide contoured half width container used for a wide-body aircraft.”
Air ShippingLD3”79″” wide contoured half width container used for a wide-body aircraft. Dimension are according to IATA.”
Air ShippingLD7”88″”/96″” wide contoured full width container used for a wide-body aircraft.”
Air ShippingLD6”160″” wide contoured full width container used for a wide-body aircraft. (equivalent to 2 LD3s)”
Air ShippingLD8”125″” wide contoured full width container used for a wide-body aircraft. (equivalent to 2 LD2s)”
Air ShippingLD11”125″” wide full width container used for a wide-body aircraft. (same as LD6 but without contours; rectangular)”
PalletsPallet(s)”Portable platform on which goods can be moved stacked and stored
PalletsEUR1/ISO1 pallet (80×120cm)Standard pallet with the dimensions 80 X 120 cm.
PalletsEUR2/ISO2 pallet (120×100cm)Standard pallet with the dimensions 100 X 120 cm.
Pallets“48””x40″” pallet””48″” Long x 40″” Wide wood pallet is the most common size stringer pallet.”
OtherBoxContainer with a flat base and sides typically square or rectangular and having a lid.
OtherEnvelope”Flat paper container with a sealable flap used to enclose a letter or document.”
OtherBreak bulkSystem of transporting cargo as separate pieces rather than in containers.
OtherRollContainer that can be carried by trucks and can be pushed to ground level by help of a hook and level arm with the container possibly sliding on roller wheels.

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