We know that not all goods can be transported in international sea freight containers. Most goods can be transported, but there are still a few goods that are not suitable for transportation. Let us take a look at what is not suitable.

According to the national “Regulations on Several Issues Concerning the Development of my country’s Container Transport”, there are 12 categories of goods suitable for container transportation, namely, electricity, instruments, small machinery, glass, ceramics, handicrafts; printed matter and paper, medicine, tobacco and alcohol Food, daily necessities, chemicals, knitted textiles and hardware, etc.

Which goods cannot be transported by sea freight

  1. Fresh goods. For example, live fish, shrimp, etc., because sea transportation takes longer than other modes of transportation, if fresh goods are transported by sea in containers, the goods will deteriorate during the transportation process.
  2. If the weight of the goods exceeds the maximum load-bearing weight of the container, such goods cannot be transported by sea in the container.
  3. Oversized goods cannot be transported by sea freight in containers. Some large accessories are over-height and over-wide. These goods can only be transported by bulk carriers placed in the cabin or deck.
  4. Containers are not used for military transportation. If ** or military industrial enterprises handle container shipping, it will be handled as commercial transportation. Military transportation using self-contained containers will no longer be handled according to the container transportation conditions.

In containerized cargo transportation, for the safety of ships, cargo, and boxes, appropriate containers must be selected based on the nature, type, volume, weight, and shape of the cargo; otherwise, not only will certain cargoes not be transported, but improper selection will also result. causing damage to the goods. Container cargo The selection of containers can be based on the following considerations:

(1) Clean cargo and dirty cargo: general cargo containers, ventilated containers, open-top containers, and refrigerated containers can be used;

(2) Valuable goods and fragile goods: general cargo containers can be used;

(3) Refrigerated goods and perishable goods: refrigerated containers, ventilated containers, and insulated containers can be used;

(4) Bulk cargo: bulk containers and tank containers can be used;

(5) Animals and plants: Choose livestock (animal) containers and ventilated containers;

(6) Bulky cargo: choose open-top containers, frame containers, and platform containers;

(7) Dangerous goods: You can choose general cargo containers, frame containers, and refrigerated containers.

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