As global trade continues to develop, the U.S. sea freight industry is also growing. As the world’s largest economy, the United States also has a huge demand for shipping containers. So, what are the specifications of U.S. dedicated shipping line containers? This article will introduce it to you in detail.

  1. 20-foot and 40-foot containers
    The 20-foot container is the most common standard container, with a length of about 20 feet (about 6.1 meters), a width of about 8 feet (about 2.44 meters), and a height of about 8 feet (about 2.44 meters). This kind of container has a larger volume and can carry more goods. 20-foot containers are mainly used for the transportation of bulk goods, such as machinery, equipment, etc.
    A 40-foot container has the same dimensions as a 20-foot container, but is longer, about 40 feet (about 12.2 meters). Due to its larger volume, a 40-foot container can carry more cargo. In addition, 40-foot containers can also be divided into two types: 20-foot and 40-foot dry cargo containers and 20-foot and 40-foot liquid containers.
  2. 20-foot and 45-foot ultra-high containers
    20-foot and 45-foot ultra-high containers are special containers that are twice as high as ordinary containers. The dimensions of these two containers are: 6.1 meters long, 2.44 meters wide, and 2.59 meters high; 12.2 meters long, 2.44 meters wide, and 3.8 meters high. Due to their higher height, 20-foot and 45-foot extra-height containers can accommodate taller cargo, especially extra-height or extra-wide cargo. This type of container is mainly used in the air cargo market.
  1. Refrigerated containers
    A refrigerated container is a container specifically designed to transport frozen or refrigerated goods. It is equipped with refrigeration equipment inside to maintain a low temperature environment to ensure the freshness of the goods. The dimensions of refrigerated containers are the same as ordinary containers, but they need to have certain insulation properties. Refrigerated containers are suitable for long-distance transportation of frozen or refrigerated goods, such as meat, fruits, vegetables, etc.
  2. Open-top boxes and flat-bottom boxes
    An open-top box refers to a container with an open top, while a flat-bottom box refers to a container with no opening at the bottom. The advantage of open-top boxes is that they make it easier to move and load goods, especially for oversized or overweight goods. Flat-bottom boxes are suitable for various types of goods, especially ordinary items and light goods.
    In short, U.S. shipping line container specifications mainly include 20-foot and 40-foot containers, 20-foot and 45-foot ultra-high containers, refrigerated containers, open-top boxes and flat-bottom boxes. Different containers are suitable for different types of goods and transportation needs, and enterprises should make reasonable combinations based on actual conditions when choosing.

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