Road Transport Terms

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Refers to the delivery note accompanying the shipment of goods at one go to a multiple of locations/customers indicating in a breakdown list what goods have been delivered to what customers at what locations.


Used particularly in intermodal transportation, these are standard metal load cases that are resistant to all kinds of atmospheric conditions, easy to handle and stackable. 20ft, 40ft and 45ft containers are the most common types. This classification is made according to the varying size of the containers.

CONTAINER (20FT) 20-FT Container 20’

The most common type of container with a 1 TEU capacity, a maximum load capacity of 24,000kg (net 21,600kg) and a volume of 33.1 m³. Its dimensions are 20ft (length) × 8ft (width) × 8.6ft (height) or metrically 6.10m (length) × 2.44m (width) × 2.59m (height).

CONTAINER (40FT) 40-FT Container 40’

A 2 TEU container with a maximum load capacity of 30,480kg (net 26,500kg) and a volume of 67.5m³. Its dimensions are 40ft (length) × 8ft (width) × 8.6ft (height) or metrically 12.192m (length) × 2.44m (width) × 2.59m (height) . Since shipment costs are charged per container, they are replacing 20ft containers.

CONTAINER (45FT) 45-FT high-cube Container 45’

A 2 TEU container with a maximum load capacity of 30,480kg (net 25,680kg) and a volume of 86.1m³. Its dimensions are 45ft (length) × 8ft (width) × 9ft6 (height) or metrically 13.716 (length) × 2.44m (width) × 2.896m (height).

CONTAINER (IMCO) IMCO Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization

This is a container consisting of a tank framed with iron profiles containing harmful and flammable substances, such as explosives. They are available as 20ft and 40ft containers and in rare cases 45ft containers.