There are a wide range of options available, ranging from intermodal freight containers, crates, intermediate bulk containers, drums and insulated shipping containers, to different types of specialized shipping containers. Intermodal freight containers are large, standardized containers that are designed in order to be easily moved from one type of transport to another, such as ship, rail and truck, without the need to unload and reload their content. Apart from general purpose ones, which can be used for many kinds of non-perishable or not easily perishable goods, there are also ventilated ones, for transporting organic goods that require ventilation, insulated, temperature controlled ones, with a refrigeration or heating system, for perishable goods like food, drinks, pharmaceuticals and many chemicals, open top or open side ones, for easier loading of heavier goods or oversized pallets and platform based ones, for carrying barrels, drums, crates or other type of bulky cargo. Crates are wooden containers that are mostly used for transporting very large and heavy items and are usually stored in open side metal containers during transportation. Intermediate bulk containers and drums are used for the transportation and storage of different types of fluids and bulk granular materials, and like crates, are usually placed in metal containers during transportation. There is also a wide range of specialized shipping containers available, which have different specifications and sizes and are custom made, according to the requirements for transporting a specific type of items. Some of the cargo that needs to be transported in such containers includes weapons, aviation components and parts, fuel, chemicals, musical instruments and various kinds of fragile equipment, among many others.
If you are looking for freight services, you can contact one of the companies that provides such solutions, in order to find out more information about the options available and the costs implied by each of the choices. After discussing your needs and requirements with the specialists, they will recommend the most suitable type of container for the specific goods that you intend to transport. Also, they will be able to tell you a cost and time estimate, depending on the shipping method that you choose.
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