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What is a Container?

A container is a sealed, rigid, reusable metal box used to hold goods that require transport by vessel, truck or rail. The container must be built for repeated use, easy to fill or empty and specially designated to facilitate the carriage of goods without intermediate reloading.

All containers must have construction fittings able to withstand transport pressure that may be applied in certain cases in normal use of continuous transportation.

In intermodal transport, containers are loaded directly on the trucks from the vessels, and then transported to the unloading point.

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