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Standard Containers

Standard containers belong to the closed container types, meaning they are closed on all sides. They are often referred to as boxes or dry van containers (DV).

Standard containers can be further categorized as follows:

  • Single-door containers (Standard)
  • Double-door containers (Double Door)
  • High-cube containers (High-Cube)

These different types of standard containers also vary in their dimensions. The most commonly used sizes are 20' and 40' containers. Containers with smaller dimensions (8' and 10') are rarely used in maritime transport and are typically only available as new containers.

High-cube containers have the same structure as standard containers but differ in their external height. Unlike standard containers with a height of 2,591 mm (8'6"), high-cube containers have an external height of 2,896 mm (9'6"). This extra height benefits the loading capacity, making high-cube containers suitable for bulky, lightweight, or tall cargo.

High-cube containers are typically available in 40'. However, 45' high-cube containers are becoming increasingly common.

20' high-cube containers are only available as new containers with a sea journey. The high-cube container includes a gooseneck tunnel in its floor construction, which helps prevent exceeding the allowable loading height on trucks and improves road handling. The 20' high-cube container, in standard configuration, does not have a gooseneck tunnel, which places higher demands on road transport. Feel free to reach out to us for advice on an efficient and customized transport solution.

Standard containers offer an immediate and flexible solution for space-related challenges. The most common applications outside maritime transport include:

  • Storage space
  • Tool containers
  • Sturdy base structure for further expansion (e.g., tiny houses, terrace roofing, carports, etc.)
  • Garden sheds
  • Garages

We offer standard containers in new or like-new and used conditions. Please choose from:

  • New or like-new sea containers
  • Used sea containers

Special Container Types

The original form of a shipping container consists of single-walled steel sheeting, is completely closed, and has double-wing container doors at one end. However, various applications and industries require special container variants.

Refrigerated Containers

Refrigerated containers are constructed with insulated panels and have their own cooling units. For more information on refrigerated containers. When the cooling unit is faulty or removed, they are referred to as insulated containers.

Open-Top Containers

The walls of open-top containers are made of corrugated steel sheeting, and the floor is typically constructed of wood, as in most containers. The roof consists of removable crossbars and a detachable tarpaulin. In many cases, the upper door frame can also be removed or folded down.

These unique design features allow for loading and unloading using cranes or overhead cranes. Bulky and large-volume goods can be loaded from the top or through the door opening when the roof and upper door frame are open.

To secure the cargo, lashing rings are installed in the side rails and corner posts, with each ring capable of bearing about 1 ton, depending on the design. As the roof crossbars also serve to structurally reinforce the container, open-top containers are not suitable for excessively tall loads. For such cases, the flat containers listed below are used.

Common dimensions for open-top containers are 20' and 40'. Only a few series have fork pocket options, and these containers are typically moved using crane hooks or spreaders attached to the corner attachment points.

Flat Containers

Flat containers consist of a highly durable base structure, comprising a solid steel frame and a wooden floor. In contrast to platforms, they have two end walls that can be either fixed or foldable.

Flat containers are available in the standard lengths of 20' and 40'. Depending on the size, they can be loaded with up to 40 tons.

To secure the cargo, numerous lashing rings are installed in the side rails, corner posts, and floor, with the rings capable of bearing up to 4,000 kg, depending on the design. Some flat containers can also be equipped with side stanchions.

Only a few series of flat containers have fork pocket options. For handling these containers, the ISO container corners are mainly used.


Platforms consist solely of a very sturdy base structure made of steel and wood. They do not have any other attachments or additions. This simple yet highly stable construction allows for the loading of heavy cargo on a small surface area.

Common sizes for platforms are 20' and 40'. Typically, 40' platforms have gooseneck tunnels on both end sides. Various lashing rings in the steel beams are used for cargo securing.

Bulk Containers

Bulk containers are designed for the reliable transport of bulk cargo of all kinds.

Loading is often done through the manholes integrated into the roof. Unloading typically takes place through the hatches at the bottom of the respective end sides. In the open position, the cargo can be tipped or vacuumed out as needed.

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