In container transportation, traders need to choose different sizes of containers to ship their goods, and understanding the container size and pricing method is the basis for Runjia logistics to choose containers for shipment. The following is the basic knowledge of containers arranged by Xiaobian for you to learn.
External dimension of container: the large dimension of length, width and height of the container including its accessories. It is the main parameter to determine whether containers can be reloaded between ships, chassis cars, freight cars and railway vehicles. It is an important technical data that each transportation department must master.
Internal dimension of container: the large length, width and height of the container. The height is the distance from the bottom plate to the bottom plate of the box, the width is the distance between the two inner lining plates, and the length is the distance between the inner panel of the box door and the end wall lining plate. It determines the inner volume of the container and the large size of the goods in the container.
Inner volume of container: the loading volume calculated according to the inner size of container. The contents of containers of the same specification are slightly different due to different structures and manufacturing materials. The inner volume of container is an important technical data that material department or other packers must master.
Container unit of account: also known as 20 foot conversion unit, is the conversion unit to calculate the number of containers. At present, most countries use 20 foot and 40 foot long containers for container transportation. In order to unify the calculation of the number of containers, 20 foot containers are taken as one unit of calculation and 40 foot containers as two units of calculation, so as to calculate the operation volume of containers in a unified way.