General cargo container is the most common type of container; designed to carry almost any kind of dry cargoes, it is the basic means of global transportation.

We can customize dry containers for you to ship any type of cargo, in any type of packing, globally. Dry containers are suited for specific cargo needs of many industries; the ease of handling such containers makes them an asset for supply chains.

  • Suitable for any industry

    list All our containers, adaptable for cargo needs of any industry, meet ISO standards 1496 and 6346, as well as C.S.C. criteria (Convention for Safe Containers).

  • Multimodal use

    list All our containers are designed for the ease of transport via ship, train, barge and truck.

  • Standard and customizable

    list Our extensive range of dry containers - Open Top, Flat Rack and High Cube Pallet Wide containers - can cater to your cargo needs.


Technical specifications

Note : all technical data provided for these containers are non-contractual data. These data reflect most of the containers in our fleet but are non-exhaustive and given as examples. We cannot always ensure the availability of containers with the respective specifications. For further information, please contact our logistics department or your usual local representative.

A freight container, fully enclosed and weatherproof, with a rigid roof, side walls and floor. At least one of its end walls is equipped with doors. Suitable for the transport of cargoes of large variety.
This is the type of container most commonly seen. It is suitable for the transport of most types of “dry” goods – such as those packed in boxes, cartons, cases, bags, bales, pallets, drums and so on.
By making some adjustments and using appropriate loading/unloading equipment, this type of container may also be used for certain types of bulk cargo.

Internal Dimensions

20'ST
20'x8'x8'6"
40'ST
40'x8'x8'6
40'HC
40'x8'x9'6"
45'HC
45'x8'x9'6"
Length 5.900 mm 12.034 mm 12.034 mm 13.556 mm
Width 2.352 mm 2.352 mm 2.352 mm 2.352 mm
Height 2.393 mm 2.395 mm 2.700 mm 2.700 mm

Door Opening

20'ST
20'x8'x8'6"
40'ST
40'x8'x8'6
40'HC
40'x8'x9'6"
45'HC
45'x8'x9'6"
Width 2.340 mm 2.340 mm 2.340 mm 2.340 mm
Height 2.280 mm 2.280 mm 2.585 mm 2.585 mm

Weight

20'ST
20'x8'x8'6"
40'ST
40'x8'x8'6
40'HC
40'x8'x9'6"
45'HC
45'x8'x9'6"
Max Gross Weight 30.480kg 30.480 kg 30.480 kg 30.480 kg
Average Tare 2.230 kg 3.740 kg 3.900 kg 4.700 kg
Maximum Payload 28.250 kg 26.740 kg 26.580 kg 25.780 kg

Capacity

20'ST
20'x8'x8'6"
40'ST
40'x8'x8'6
40'HC
40'x8'x9'6"
45'HC
45'x8'x9'6"
Nominal 33,2 CU.M 67,8 CU.M 76,4 CU.M 86,0 CU.M

Security Rings

20'ST
20'x8'x8'6"
40'ST
40'x8'x8'6
40'HC
40'x8'x9'6"
45'HC
45'x8'x9'6"
Quantity 16 32 32 40
Resistance 1.500 kg 1.500 kg 1.500 kg 1.500 kg

A thermal container which is equipped with an electrical appliance (mechanical compressor) to cool or heat the air within the container.
The CMA CGM Group owns one of the youngest and largest fleets of Reefer containers that are designed for the transportation of perishable cargoes in a temperature-controlled environment ranging from -35°C to +35°C. Our Reefer fleet consists of 20’, 40’High Cube and 45’32/33 Pallet Wide containers.

Internal Dimensions

20'RF
20'x8'x8'6"
40'RH
40'x8'x9'6"
45'RW
45'x255x9'6"
Length 5.456 mm 11.584 mm 13.280 mm
Width 2.294 mm 2.294 mm 2.440 mm
Height 2.273 mm 2.557 mm 2.582 mm

Door Opening

20'RF
20'x8'x8'6"
40'RH
40'x8'x9'6"
45'RW
45'x255x9'6"
Width 2.290 mm 2.290 mm 2.440 mm
Height 2.264 mm 2.569 mm 2.567 mm

Weight

20'RF
20'x8'x8'6"
40'RH
40'x8'x9'6"
45'RW
45'x255x9'6"
Max Gross Weight 30.480kg 34.000 kg 34.000 kg
Average Tare 3.010 kg 4.740 kg 6.180 kg
Maximum Payload 27.470 kg 29.260 kg 27.820 kg

Capacity

20'RF
20'x8'x8'6"
40'RH
40'x8'x9'6"
45'RW
45'x255x9'6"
Nominal 28,6 CU.M 68 CU.M 80,4 CU.M
Usable under load line 27,3 CU.M 65,3 CU.M 83,7 CU.M
Height usable for cargo 2.158 mm 2.394 mm 2.482 mm

A freight container that is similar in all aspects to a dry container, except that it does not have a rigid roof. It has either a flexible and movable or removable cover. An open top container may have movable or removable top end transverse members above its end doors.
These containers are mainly used to carry heavy and/or bulky products, whereby handling and loading can only be done with a crane or a rolling bridge. Half-height open top containers that can be tilted are specially designed to carry bulk minerals.
Our 8’6’’ high open top containers are equipped with:

  • Removable roof bows and tarpaulin
  • Hinged doors (on both sides) and/or removable header above doors

Internal Dimensions

20'OT
20'x8'x8'6"
40'OT
40'x8'x8'6"
Length 5.898 mm 12.032 mm
Width 2.352 mm 2.352 mm
Height 2.348 mm 2.348 mm

Door Opening

20'OT
20'x8'x8'6"
40'OT
40'x8'x8'6"
Width 2.340 mm 2.340 mm
Height 2.280 mm 2.280 mm
Height under top-rail 2.200 mm 2.000 mm

Top Opening

20'OT
20'x8'x8'6"
40'OT
40'x8'x8'6"
Lenght between end lintels 5.682 mm 11.806 mm
Width between gussets 1.840 mm 1.650 mm
Length between gussets 5.397 mm 11.531 mm
Width between roof rails 2.250 mm 2.232 mm
Width between removable lintel 1.940 mm 1.940 mm

Weight

20'OT
20'x8'x8'6"
40'OT
40'x8'x8'6"
Max Gross Weight 30.480 kg 30.480 kg
Average Tare 2.200 kg 3.880 kg
Maximum Payload 28.280 kg 26.600 kg

Capacity

20'OT
20'x8'x8'6"
40'OT
40'x8'x8'6"
32 CU.M 66 CU.M

Compared to fixed-end type of containers, collapsible flat racks have end walls that can be folded. The collapsible flushfolding flat rack has end walls which flush with the base when folded.
Flat racks are designed for the transportation of heavy, bulky cargoes as well as cargoes that are over the height and/or width dimensions of dry containers.
They also allow the stacking of several empty containers into one 'bundle' for empty repositioning. Flat rack base is often designed to transport heavy material. Some flat racks are 45T tested. The flat racks with collapsible ends also allow for the transportation of cargoes that are over the length dimensions of dry containers.

Internal Dimensions

20'PC
20'x8x8'6"
40'PC
40'x8x8'6"
Length with end walls folded5.718 mm 11.888 mm
Height 2.213mm 1.959 mm
Length between end headers 5.920mm 12.054 mm
Length between corner posts 5.634 mm 11.652 mm
Width between corner post 2.224 mm 2.227 mm
Width of floor 2.440 mm 2.440 mm
Width between side accessory pockets 2.158 mm

Weight

20'FR
20'x8x8'6"
40'FR
40'x8x8'6"
Max Gross Weight 34.000 kg 52.500 kg
Average Tare 2.750 kg 5.100 kg
Maximum Payload 31.250 kg 47.400 kg

Security Rings

20'FR
20'x8x8'6"
40'FR
40'x8x8'6"
Number per side 12 12

40'-45' pallet wide units are specifically designed with the 1.2m Euro pallet in mind. The container, with its 2.45m internal width, optimizes the use of space. Shippers benefit by being able to load 5 additional 1.2mx0.8m Euro pallets than in a standard ISO 45’ container (or additional 1.2x1m pallets).
Total per tier = 33 Euro pallets in a Pallet Wide instead of 27 Euro pallets in a standard ISO 45’ container (or 24 x "1.2x1m" pallets instead of 21).
These containers are in compliance with the UE regulations.
The additional capacity offered by high cube pallet wide containers can reduce distribution costs by 15% or more. Optimizing the usage of space and avoiding broken stows also help to prevent cargo movement. This may omit the need of securing the cargoes and hence improving dispatch times whilst also reducing the costs of product packaging.

Internal Dimensions

40'HW
40'x250x9'6"
45'HW
45'x256x9'6"
Length 12.095 mm 13.624 mm
Width 2.444 mm 2.420 mm
Height 2.692 mm 2.687 mm

Door Opening

40'HW
40'x250x9'6"
45'HW
45'x256x9'6"
Width 2.400 mm 2.360 mm
Height 2.584 mm 2.580 mm

Cubic Capacity

40'HW
40'x250x9'6"
45'HW
45'x256x9'6"
Volume 79.60 CU.M 85.25 CU.M

Weight

40'HW
40'x250x9'6"
45'HW
45'x256x9'6"
Max Gross Weight 34.000 kg 34.000 kg
Average Tare 4.260 kg 4.980 kg
Maximum Payload 29.740 kg 29.020 kg

A freight container which includes two basic elements - the tank and the framework. This type of container is used to carry hazardous or non-hazardous liquids such as foodstuff.
The tank container has safety devices and is equipped with accessories to facilitate the filling and draining of liquids.

Internal Dimensions

20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
Length6.058 mm 6.058 mm
Width 2.438 mm 2.438 mm
Height 2.591 mm 2.591 mm

Nominal Capacity

20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
Litres 20.000 26.000

Weight

20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
24.000 kg 36.000 kg
3.040 kg 3.420 kg
20.450 kg 32.580 kg

Max.Operating Pressure

1.75 bar 4 bar

Safety Valve Setting

20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
2.2 bar 4.4 bar

Manhole

20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
500mm 500mm

Discharge

20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
Type Quick coupling 3'BSP
Diameter 80 mm 80 mm

Automotive Industries

Autotainer is a flat rack dry container designed for the transportation of a maximum of 4 cars. It is specially designed for fast on and off-ramp with the highest safety considerations.
Take advantage of our remote tracking and Autotainer for your supply chain as we ensure a smooth door-to-door transportation of your automotive cargoes from the manufacturing plants to your distribution centers.

  • Easy to handle

    list Partial dismantling not required. Safe and fast on and off-ramp process.

  • Adapted for multimodal routes

    list Suitable for multimodal transport.

  • Door-to-door capabilities

    list Seamless journey from the manufacturing plant to the distribution center.

 Automotive Industries