SEA CONTAINERS

A STANDARD CONTAINER

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The standard containers (SPC) are known as general purpose containers. They are sealed containers, i.e. they are closed on all sides. A distinction between different types of standard containers:

 

- Standard containers with doors at one or both ends.
- Standard containers with doors at one or both ends and side door along the entire length of the container on one side or on both sides.
- Standard containers with doors at one or both ends and a door on one or both sides.

 

Moreover, different types of standard containers vary in size and weight, resulting in a wide range of standard containers.

 

Standard containers are available in 20 - or 40-foot. Containers with smaller dimensions are used rarely. Practice has shown that the tendency is to use a container with a larger size , e.g. 45 ' .

 

"High Cube" containers are similar to the standard, but are higher. Unlike standard containers whose maximum height is 2591 mm (8'6 ")," High Cube” containers are 2896 mm ( 9'6 " ) . "High Cube" containers are 40 ‘long, but sometimes also used 45 -foot containers.

 

 

 

 Open top container

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The walls of "open top" containers (OTC) in most cases are made of corrugated steel . The floor is wooden .

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The open-top-conteiners (OTC) of this type of container is characterized by the following - the roof is made of detachable bars covered with canvas door bracket can be rotated.

 

These two structural features greatly simplify the process of loading and unloading of the container. Much easier is the container to be loaded and unloaded from above or through the doors by crane or other lifting mechanism when the roof was removed and the console door is rotated .
It may be noted that the purpose of the demountable roof beams is not only to support the canvas , but also contribute to the stability of the container.
Lashing rings  to which the cargo is secured, are installed in the upper and lower side rails and the corner posts of the container. They are used to restrain loads up to 1000 kg .

 

Usually the open top containers are 20 - or 40-foot .

 

Flat rack container

Flat Rack

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Flat Rack

The flat-rack-bg "Flat rack" container (FRC) is a wooden floor platform consists of a bearing metal frame and two vertical walls at both ends, which can be fixed or folding. These walls are sufficiently stable to ensure that if necessary, the arrangement of several containers of this type, together with the load on one another. Generally "flat rack" containers are 20 - or 40-foot.

 

Lashing rings, to which the cargo is secured, are installed in the side rails, the corner posts and the floor of the container. They are used to restrain loads up to 2000 kg for a 20-foot and 4,000 kg for a 40-foot containers.

 

In order to ensure safe transport of the load , some "flat rack" containers have been provided with lateral beams.