Guide to Ocean Freight Containers
Professional Industry Report
Publication Date: January 2020
Page Size: 8.5″ x 11″ (21.59cm x 27.94cm)
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Ocean Freight Containers
The use of ocean freight containers has revolutionized ocean shipping as well as intermodal (ocean, rail, truck) transport worldwide. As of 2020, more than 90 percent of international, non-bulk cargo is shipped in ocean freight containers. The benefits of containerization are many, but topping the list are decreased handling costs, speed of transport, reduced damage to goods shipped, and greater security.
The World Trade Press “Illustrated Guide to Ocean Freight Containers” is a comprehensive guide to the most commonly used containers used in international shipping. This is the most comprehensive guide to ocean containers in the industry and has more than 420,000 copies in print in several formats.
In addition to an introduction to ocean freight containers, 21 container types and sizes are profiled. For each container there is a 3D illustration of the container, a discussion of suitability of the container for specific goods, and full specifications (including variations and door and ceiling openings).
Who Should Purchase This Report?
The World Trade Press “Illustrated Guide to Ocean Freight Containers” is an invaluable resource for any individual and organization that ships or receives goods by ocean freight container. This includes importers, exporters, freight forwarders, sea, rail, highway and air carriers, foreign manufacturers, and freight consolidators.
The ocean freight containers profiled include:
- General Purpose Container 20’
- General Purpose Container 24’
- General Purpose Container 40’
- High Cube General Purpose Container 20’
- High Cube General Purpose Container 40’
- Hardtop Container 20’
- Hardtop Container 40’
- Open Top Container 20’
- Open Top Container 40’
- Flat Container 20’
- Flat Container 40’
- Platform Container 20’
- Platform Container 40’
- Insulated Container 20’
- Insulated Container 40’
- Ventilated Container 40’
- Bulk Container 20’
- Refrigerated Container (Reefer) 20’
- Refrigerated Container 40’
- High Cube Refrigerated Container 40’
- Tank Container 20’
Container Handling Equipment
Also included in this report are illustrations, descriptions, characteristics, and capabilities of ship-to-shore container cranes, straddle carriers, and container reach stackers.
Edward G. Hinkelman is an international economist (Tufts University, University of Paris) with more than 40 years’ experience as an importer and exporter.
Mr. Hinkelman is the author of the industry-standard Dictionary of International Trade (now in the 13th edition), the Short Course in International Payments (now in the 4th edition), the Short Course in International Trade Documentation (now in the 3rd edition), and Importers Manual USA (now in the 4th edition).
Mr. Hinkelman has been a featured speaker at many industry seminars related to topics of international trade, economics, and publishing, as well as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Michigan, and San Francisco State University.
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