Previously we shave spoken about container grades. But what type of containers to you get? There are three types - general purpose or "dry van", refrigerated containers or "reefers" and special equipment.
Dry van or general purpose containers are the steel containers used to transport most cargo. These come in 3 metre (10 foot), 6 metre (20 foot) and 12 metre (40 foot) lengths and are the most common types of containers available.
Refrigerated containers are made in 6 metre and 12 metre only.
Special equipment such as flat racks and open tops come in both 6 & 12 metre, while tank containers come in 6 metre only.
In the next installment we will talk about some other variations that are available but are less commonly seen.