What Are Sea Containers Called?

Sea containers are one of the many names given to the large metal boxes that are used to transport goods by sea, that you often see on trains or by ports. These containers are an essential component of modern transportation and logistics systems, as they provide a cost-effective and efficient means of moving goods from one location to another.

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There are several different terms that are used to refer to sea containers, depending on the context in which they are used. Some common terms for sea containers include:

Shipping Container: This is perhaps the most common term for sea containers, and it refers to the fact that these containers are used to ship goods by sea.

Cargo Container: Another term for sea containers, the goods stored inside the unit is referred to as cargo.

Freight Container: Freight is another term which refers to goods that are transported by truck, train, ship, or aircraft.

Intermodal Container: Intermodal is a term used in shipping where the cargo can remain inside one container for its entire journey whilst utilizing several modes of transportation i.e., trucks, trains, and cargo ships.

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Standard Shipping Container

The standard ISO certified Sea Container is a simple steel box with doors on one end, they usually come in 40ft or 20ft sizes for shipping.

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Refrigerated Shipping Container

The Refrigerated Container also known as a Reefer Container keeps its contents at a regulated temperature most commonly between -35ºC to +30ºC. Can be used for food, pharmaceuticals and other cargo.

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Side Door Container

Side Door Containers have an additional full-length side door to allow easier access to the contents, as well as simpler loading and unloading.

In conclusion, sea containers are large metal boxes that are used to transport goods by sea, rail, or road. These containers are referred to by many names but ultimately, they have one job which is to transport a wide variety of goods from point A to point B. This can be anything from food, to electronics, to cars and everything in between.

Sea containers provide a cost-effective and efficient means of moving goods from one location to another, contact us for a quote today to lease or buy our range of ISO Certified Shipping Containers at sales@cargostore.com

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