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Container purchase

According to international standards, second-hand containers have three quality grades: A, B and C. Among them, Class A containers are the best quality and are suitable for occasions where long-term storage and transportation of high-value goods are required; Class B containers are suitable for some medium and long-term storage and transportation of general goods; Class C containers are suitable for some short-term storage and transportation. When transporting secondary cargo.

Things to note when purchasing a container:

1. Understand the appearance damage of second-hand containers. During the use of second-hand containers, it is inevitable that there will be some surface damage, such as rusted steel plates, leaking seams, and loosely sealed doors and windows. When we buy, we need to carefully check the appearance.

2. Understand the internal conditions of second-hand containers. Similarly, during use of second-hand containers, problems such as loose internal structures, damaged locks, and ground damage may also occur. When choosing to purchase a used container, inspect the interior.

Let’s start with a detailed look at standard freight containers.

A standard ISO dry cargo container is 7.8 feet (2.3 meters) wide and 7.9 feet (2.3 meters) high. It comes in two lengths: 20 feet (5.9 meters) and 40 feet (12.03 meters). This is the most popular type of dry cargo container, transporting dry cargo including machinery, grain, paper and electronics.

 20 feet dry cargo container

Inner length 5.9 meters / 19.4 ft

Inner width 2.3 meters / 7.8 ft

Inner height 2.3 meters / 7.8 ft

Self-weight 2,300 kg / 5,071.5 LBS

Load capacity 25,000 kg / 55,126.9 LBS

Volume 33.2 cubic meters / 1,172 cubic feet

This type of container has always been very popular due to its convenient and compact size. They are easy to load and unload on cargo ships and can be used in ports where advanced lifting equipment is not available, and they are also well suited for intermodal transport (by road, rail and cargo ships).

 40 feet dry cargo container

Inner length 12.03 m / 39.5 ft

Inner width 2.3 m / 7.9 ft

Inner height 2.3 m / 7.9 ft

Self-weight 3,750 kg / 8,268.8 LBS

Load capacity 27,600 kg / 61,200 LBS

Volume 67.7 cubic meters / 2,389 cubic feet

The 40-foot standard container is another popular choice for transporting dry goods. They are similar to 20-foot containers, only twice as long.

 40 feet high cube container

Inner length 12.03 m / 39.5 ft

Inner width 2.4 m / 7.9 ft

Inner height 2.70 m / 8.10 ft

Self-weight 3,900 kg / 8,598 LBS

Load capacity 28,600 kg /63,052 LBS

Volume 76.3 cubic meters / 2,694.5 cubic feet

The 40-foot high container is almost identical to the 40-foot dry cargo container, but has more advantages in height. Containers of this size are ideal for transporting goods that are tall or do not fit into a standard container because they do not meet specifications, or if you simply want to fill the container with more cargo.

The difference between standard container and special container

Perhaps you are curious about the difference between a standard container and a special container. Before moving on to the next section, let's clarify some concepts.

Standard containers, or dry cargo containers, are only used to transport dry goods. These containers are made of aluminum or steel and have a set of doors at each end.

Special containers refer to containers modified to meet specific transportation needs. 

This type of container includes refrigerated container, plate container and tank container. 

Special containers are used for the transport of temperature-sensitive items, liquids and gases, or out-of-limit, irregular cargo.

Open top container

Size 20 '                                                                 40'

Inside length 5.89 m /19.4 ft                                 12.03 m / 39.5 ft

Inside width 2.35 m / 7.8 ft                                    2.4 m / 7.9 ft

Inside height 2.3 meters / 7.9 feet                         2.34 meters /7.8 feet

Weight 2,260 kg / 5,982 LBS                                 3,980 kg / 8,774 LBS

Payload 28,220 kg /62,214 LBS                            26,500 kg / 58,422 LBS

Volume 32.7 cubic meters                                     66.7 cubic meters 

Open top containers have no top. Instead,  these containers cover the cargo with a rain cloth to keep it dry. The open top makes loading heavy and out-of-limit  cargo fast and easy.

If you need to transport goods such as pipes, glass, cables, marble blocks or rebar,  then an open-top container is perfect for you.

Refrigerated container

Size 20 '                                                                   40' hc

Inside length 5.44 m /17.9 ft                                    11.58 m /38.0 ft

Inside width 2.29 meters /7.5 feet                            2.29 meters /7.5 feet

Inside height 2.27 meters /7.4 feet                          2.40 meters /7.9 feet

Weight 3,080 kg /6,791.4 LBS                                4,480 kg /9,880 LBS

Load 27,700 kg /61,078.5 LBS                               29,520 kg /65,080 LBS

Volume 59.3 cubic meters                                      67.3 cubic meters

Refrigerated containers are used to transport temperature-sensitive goods such as fruit, meat, flowers, seafood, dairy products and pharmaceuticals.

Reefer containers use advanced refrigeration equipment to cool or freeze cargo. You can also set different temperatures for containers to cool and freeze locally at the same time. The temperature of the refrigerated container is between -30°C and +30°C.

Double door container

Size 20 '                                                                     40'

Internal length 5.9m / 19.4ft                                      12.03m / 39.5ft

Inside width 2.35 m / 7.8 ft                                        2.4 m / 7.9 ft

Inside height 2.39 m / 7.9 ft                                       2.39 m / 7.9 ft

Weight 2,300 kg / 5,071.5 LBS                                  3,750 kg / 8,268.8 LBS

Load 25,000 kg / 55,126.9 LBS                                 27,600 kg / 61,200 LBS

Volume 33.2 cubic meters                                         67.7 cubic meters 

Double-door containers are equipped with double doors at both ends for quick loading and unloading. These containers are perfect for transporting cars, bicycles, boats and other vehicles.

Extra wide container

Size 20 '                                                                   40'

Inside length 5.89 m /19.32 ft                                 12.03 m /39.46 ft

Inside width 2.44 meters /8 feet                              2.44 meters /8 feet

Inside height 2.39 m /7.84 ft                                    2.38 m /7.80 ft

Weight 2,400 kg /5,291.09 LBS                               3,800 kg /8,377.56 LBS

Payload 28,080 kg /61,905.80 LBS                         26,680 kg /58,819.33 LBS

Volume 34.34 m3                                                     69.86 m3

This type of container is specially used for transporting goods in European standard wooden pallets. This type of container can be placed two pallets side by side and stacked to the top of the box. These containers need to be made to exact dimensions so that the European pallets can be placed closely side by side to avoid movement or slippage.

Plat container

Size 20 '                                                                   40'

Inside length 5.94 m /19 ft                                       12.13 m /39.8 ft

Inside width 2.35 m /7.7 ft                                        2.40 m /7.9 ft

Inside height 2.35 m /7.7 ft                                       2.14 m /7 ft

Weight 2,360 kg / 5,203.8 LBS                                 5,000 kg /11,025 LBS

Payload 30,140 kg /66,458.7 LBS                            40,000 kg /88,200 LBS

Volume 32.7 cubic meters                                         62.2 cubic meters 

A pallet container has no top and no walls on both sides. This kind of container can easily load and unload deformed cargo. You can load from any side or top of the container - very convenient!

Tank standard container

Size 20 '                                                                  40'

The inner length 6.058 meters                             12,03 meters

The inner width 2.438 meters                               2,35 meters

Capacity 21,000 litres                                           24,000 litres

weighs 26,290 kg                                                  11,800 kg

If you need to transport liquids, gases, powders or hazardous materials, the tank container is the obvious choice. The tank container is columnar in shape, and the tank is placed in a rectangular frame. These containers are made of stainless steel. 

The tank container has insulation and aluminum or polyurethane protective coating. This makes them a safe and reliable choice for transporting a wide range of materials.

How to easily purchase standard cargo containers of all types and sizes?

We can appreciate how difficult it is to find a container that meets your needs. Especially if you need multiple types of containers. Don't want to find a different type of container? Viputrans offers you the perfect solution.

Viputrans  Lora Yang E-mail: sales02@viputrans.com




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