Containers have become a popular yet viable means to store goods for transportation. Often, these containers move from one port to the other by sea freight. However, it is not just meant to be used in the sea. It could also be utilised for transportation by trucks. As such, making it extremely convenient and efficient for multi modal shipments. In this article, we would go further in detail as to how containers work
How Containers Come To Work
Let’s have a scenario to better illustrate how containers come into play. Imagine you have your own business in Jakarta, Indonesia. However, your raw materials, which is rubber, come from the city of Makassar in Sulawesi. Since you need to import the raw materials once a month and considering the fact that you need a large volume of rubber, a container would help you do the job. The container would pick up the rubber in the form of a truck from the plantation. Once filled with the specified amount of rubber, the truck would transport the container to the shipping port, for transferring the container from the truck to the cargo ship for sea freight. The cargo ship, carrying lotss of of containers would travel from Sulawesi to the Java region to reach the port of destination. Upon reaching the port, a truck would pick up the container for delivery to your company office in Jakarta, subject to check by the customs. All in all, this is how importing and exporting with containers over sea work.
What Containers Could Be Used To Ship
Pretty much anything and everything could be shipped using containers. For instance, if you are looking to move your house, a container would come in handy for all those clothes, home appliances and furniture. However, there are a couple of things which container companies prohibit. Flammable and/ or perishable goods such as foods, pets, aerosols, chemicals, ammunition etc.
The Sizes of Containers And The Weight It Could Carry
There is a wide range of container sizes available in the market. At Kargo, we specialise in offering 20 and 40 feet containers. The 20 feet container has a volume of 32 CBM with a dimension of 6.1m x 2.3m x 2.3m. Furthermore, it can carry a weight of up to 16 tonnes. The 4o feet container on the other hand, is larger with a volume of 64 CBM, As such, making the dimension to be at 6.1m x 2.3m x 2.3m. In addition, it could carry a weight of up to a whopping 25 t0nnes. As such, making it extremely useful for goods of extremely heavy weight or occupies a huge space
Benefits of Making Cargo Shipments Using Containers
Containers also have their own benefits. Firstly, using containers can lead to an increase in efficiency for both the logistics company and also the business or individual that is shipping. Furthermore, ships can transport more goods with containers than transporting via aeroplane, as cargo volume on aeroplane is generally lesser. Therefore, making sea freight more environmentally friendly.
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