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Special Containers

1. Open Top Container
Open tops do not have a solid roof; instead they are covered with a removable, weatherproof tarpaulin that can be secured with ropes. The metal beam above the door can be opened to the right or left and can also be dismantled from the container. Lashing rings at the inside base of the container are used to secure and prevent shifting of cargo during movement. This type of container is suitable for over-height and/or lengthy cargo.


2. Flat Rack Container
Flat racks are best suited for stowage of heavy lift, over-height and/or over-width cargo. Flat racks have collapsible end frames. Lashing rings on the bottom side rails, corner posts and floor are available to enable cargo to be secure using straps or chains.


3. Plat-form Container
Platforms consist solely of a floor structure with extremely high loading capacity; they have no side or end walls. This high loading capacity makes it possible to concentrate heavy weights on small areas. A platform consists of a steel frame and a wooden floor structure.
Platforms are available in 20' and 40' sizes. 40' platforms have a gooseneck tunnel at each end.
Lashing rings, to which the cargo may be secured, are installed in the side rails. The lashing rings may take loads of up to 3.000 kg.


4. Tank Container
A tank container is built to the ISO Standard, making it suitable for different modes of transportation. Both hazardous and non-hazardous products can be transported in tank containers.
A tank container is a vessel of stainless steel surrounded by an insulation and protective layer of usually Polyurethane and aluminum. The vessel is in the middle of a steel frame. The frame is made according to ISO standards and is 19.8556 feet (6.05 meters) long, 7.874 feet (2.40 meters) wide and 7.874 feet (2.40 meters) or 8.374 feet (2.55 meters) high. The contents of the tank ranges from 27,000 to 40,000 liters (5,900 to 8,800 imp gal; 7,100 to 10,600 U.S. gal).


5. Reefer Container
This type of container is capable of maintaining the temperature of frozen, chilled or warm cargo. A refrigeration unit is built onto the nose of the container and power is provided by a motor generator (when container is on wheels), by terminal (when grounded in a yard) or by the ship (when laden on board).
Air, cold or warm, is supplied to the inside of a container via an air duct system that enters the container from the bottom. Air circulates under, over and through the load before it returns to the refrigeration unit. This circulation is repeated continuously when the unit is in operation.
In the nose of each refrigeration unit are adjustable ventilation holes. At specific settings, these vents allow fresh air exchanges to avoid a build up of carbon dioxide inside the container. All fresh fruits and vegetables are living products and as a result give off heat and carbon dioxide. Vents allow this warm toxic air to be expelled from the container in order to avoid spoilage.
The most advanced reefer containers are computerized enabling highly precise temperature control. Transportation has become easier due to this type of precise control that ensures preserving the quality of foods such as meat, fish, eggs, vegetables and fruits, as well as films, plants and pharmaceuticals.