If you ship your goods by ocean freight, you have to choose: which container will be most suitable? There are many options. For certain shipments it is obvious what type of container is the best option; for instance, if your shipment requires a constant temperature, you will undoubtedly opt for a so-called reefer container. But other shipments may require a bit more thought, because there are several options.
Below, you will find a list of the most important types of containers and a description of the size and maximum loading capacity of each container. Examples are given of goods for which the type of container is mainly used. The most important types of containers are as follows: