Types of Specialised Containers

by | Jul 21, 2021

Lately, people all over the world are using container options more and more frequently. They turned out to be a great solution for diverse purposes, from storage to transportation. The standard shipping containers are the most popular ones and they are used for the larger part of cargo packages.

However, there is a wide set of specialised containers that you can choose from.

They can be designed to meet your needs completely, not only the exterior but the interior as well. Load and stress tolerance can be tested along with structural analyses, so you can rest assured that your container is 100% durable. 

When you are wondering what is the type of container ideal for your goods, think about what you need it for and then what is the given quantity. In this article, you will find out more about container types and hopefully be able to select the appropriate one afterwards.


Designed For Dry Bulk Cargo Transport and Storage

Dry cargo containers are available in a variety of sizes and configurations to accommodate a diversity of cargo types and storage requirements. Here are some examples of frequent configurations.

  • Tautliner (Curtain Side) Container

When we are speaking about tautliners, you can choose among pallet wide, mezzanine decks, gates and load binders. 

  • Side Door Containers 

Side door containers offer solutions from pallet wide, standard width, end doors, doors on the one side only, side doors with vents.

  • Bulk Containers 

Preferences include roof, door, front wall loading and/or discharge hatches and pallet wide.

  • Waste Containers

When it comes to Waste containers, some of the choices are 20ft or 40ft removable roof, pressure release doors, internal walls and/or vents. 

  • Half Height Containers 

These containers include tarpaulin or hard top roof, drop-down ramp or standard doors and rollover tipping.


ISO Tank Containers

These shipping containers are mainly used for transporting and storing a variety of hazardous and non-hazardous liquids. ISO containers are mostly made of 316 or 304 stainless steel and come in diverse quantities. These tanks are certified with international ISO standards and are extremely adaptable, so they can be outfitted with steam heating, electric heating, isolation and even refrigeration for temperature-sensitive items.

Many customisations are applicable from the top and bottom discharge, protective linings, and the list goes on. Food grade items, both non-hazardous and hazardous chemicals can be stored or transported in these shipping containers. The ISO tank containers have a number of advantages like cost-effective storage compared to fixed storage and also cost less for transport compared to road tankers. 


Bunded Tank Containers 

Self-bunded tank containers are double skinned which wipes off the need for external building. There are models convenient for transportation and/or storage of hydrocarbons including fuels and lubricants. They are all containerised for intermodal shipping and easy transfer and are available in sizes from 10kl to 100kl. 

Customisation is accessible for epoxy linings, floating suctions, dewatering tubes, sumps, compartments, full stainless internals to suit all fuels and oils. Internal lines are exceedingly clean and rounded internal corners decrease stress areas and extend the tank’s usable life.


Bitumen Tank Containers

They are used to store and transfer bitumen emulsions, PMBs and heavy fuel oils. Within the confines of a normal ISO shipping slot, they maximise product carrying capacity. These tanks are perfect for use on construction sites and temporary storage depots.


Open Top Containers 

If you have items that are very tall these shipping containers are the best choice. With its removable top, you can pack a variety of stuff and have them transported in the safest way. They have rear swing doors and also swinging and detachable door header and a soft top with a portable tarpaulin cover.


Flat Rack Platforms and Bases 

And last but not least, Flat rack containers. They are designed to transfer oversized freight that cannot fit into standard-size shipping containers. You can pick a brand new or used one, with fixed end walls or collapsible end walls. Do you need it for huge machinery, automobiles or industrial equipment or something else? There are certainly plenty of specialised containers to choose from.