By, Container Options Team
Jul 22 2021

Shipping of certain types of cargo requires containers with features designed to store and preserve them in the best possible way. Some of the products such as liquid and hazardous materials will need purpose-built units like tanks and bulks. All of these shipping and storing products are also known as specialised containers.

If you are interested to learn more about them, you came to the right place. In the following lines, you will find out everything you need to know about specialised containers. And, if you wish to learn about dimensions and the manufacturing process, feel free to contact Container Options representatives. They will introduce you to their wide offer and help you find a container that meets your needs. Now, let’s see what types of specialised containers are available on the market at the moment.

Containers for Dry Cargo and Bulk

These are probably some of the most utilised specialised containers. They come in various models and sizes and are used for multiple purposes. Dry cargo and bulk containers are a type of shipping unit every manufacturer has in his offer. Here are some of their most common configurations:

1. Side door containers – These are designed with doors on the longer side of the unit to make the loading of cargo easier.

2. Tautliners – They include a curtain on one side which enables easy packing of your products.

3. Bulks – Bulk containers are usually used to store and transport raw materials. They can be charged from the top and discharged from the bottom.

4. Half Height Containers – These are used to transport pipes, tools, hooks and similar products.

5. Waste containers – As their name says, these units are used to temporarily store and remove waste.

Open-Top Containers

Open-Top containers are used for cargo that is too tall to fit into a standard unit. They usually come with hard and soft removable roofs, and they also have pneumatically opening hatches. Most of the open-top containers are built as 20 and 40ft models.

Tank Containers For Liquids

For those of you who need storage or a shipping unit for liquids such as fuels, chemicals or even water, tank containers are the best solution. Since some of these products are used for sensitive and hazardous liquid materials, they need to be manufactured according to the international ISO standards.

Furthermore, this means that they have to be made of high-quality metals. Because of that Container Options use 316 and 304 stainless steel to produce these containers. If you are storing temperature-sensitive materials they can also incorporate insulation, steam and electric heating and refrigeration.

This type of container is perfect if you are looking for a cost-effective storage solution for your liquid products, and you will be able to easily transport them from one location to the other.

Self-Bunded Tanks

These are the most secure containers for liquid products you will find on the market. Self-bunded tanks are double skinned units made for better preservation of properties such as lubricants, fuels and other hazardous and non-hazardous goods. You can use them for above ground storages and they can be easily relocated, if necessary.

These tanks are usually designed in a way that allows all water to run off, which makes them less prone to corrosion and rust. They also have sloped floors, so you can easily collect and remove water. They come in sizes of 10 to 48 ft. Moreover, if you were to purchase a self-bunded tank from Container Options, you will be able to request customisation such as full stainless internals, epoxy linings and other features.

Bitumen Tanks

Bitumen tanks are large containers used for storage and transportation of heavy fuels, PMBs and bitumen emulsions. Aside from that, they are perfect for temporary workspaces and storages. This is especially true if you are in the construction business and you move often from one place to the other.

They can be easily modified to fit your needs and they usually come as 20ft and 40ft models. Whether you wish to add heating or some shelves, Container Options will be happy to help you with that.

Flat-Rack Containers

Shipping units such as flat-rack containers are an ideal solution for spaces with limited access. Aside from that, a great thing about these units is that they can be dismantled and reassembled when necessary. Because of that, you can easily relocate them.

So, if you need a specialised container, keep in mind that the Container Options offer includes all of the above-mentioned units. Get in touch with them and let them help you find an ideal specialised container.

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