The right container for every type of cargo
Wooden outer packaging boxes have been used in England since the 18th century. The purpose of the containers was to speed up the transfer of goods from the railway to the horse transporters. In the 19th century, containers for loading on the railway followed.
The first standardised rail containers were found in the Netherlands at the beginning of the 20th century, and in 1956 the first 58 containers were shipped to the USA. The standards for container dimensions set by ISO have existed since 1961.
The containers of the international freight forwarder Haalboom meet the latest technical requirements and current safety standards.
In order to simplify the handling of shipments for containers and to achieve higher efficiency,
pallets are used for loading the containers, at least for shipping countries
with high personnel costs.
11 pallets with Euro dimensions of 80x120 cm fit into a 20 ft container.
23 pallets with Euro dimensions of 80x120 cm fit into a 40 ft container.
In many countries, the permissible total weight of containers is higher than the max.
permissible weight for road and rail transport and varies from country to country.
Standard containers – suitable for all types of cargo – are divided into the following size classes: