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What To Know About Shipping Containers

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A shipping container is strong enough to withstand shipping and the rocking, handling, and general injury that can result from it. They are then used to secure and store the items in the container. For example, if you have a large amount of rice to ship, you can use a shipping container to hold it together and prevent it from spilling during transit. Similarly, if you’re shipping valuable jewelry, you can use the container for another purpose: protect it from slipping or bumping by storing it in a large, sturdy box.

Shipping containers serve many other useful purposes, such as making it easier to stack items as they will all be the same size inside the shipping containers, meaning they can be stacked next to each other without leaving any gaps between them or one on top of the other without crushing what is underneath.

It, therefore, maximizes the number of items you can ship at one time, and this, in turn, can save travel, thus saving considerable sums in fuel and labor costs for freight forwarders. At the same time, storing items in shipping containers makes them easier to carry, lift, and lower, allowing you to transport multiple things at once.

There are various types of SCF’s shipping container range, from large reusable steel boxes often used on ships to small corrugated cardboard boxes. These large steel containers are known as cargo containers and transport products or raw materials over long distances. Interestingly, there are around seventeen million intermodal containers worldwide, many used for international trade.

Thus, maritime containers facilitate trade between countries and the world market. At the same time, corrugated boxes are made of corrugated cardboard. It’s lightweight and recyclable yet strong enough to hold various products, making it a highly versatile and efficient version.

SCF's shipping container range

Wooden crates are also used to transport heavy items, often in military shipments. Boxes are also often used and are usually also made of wood. They are used to transport heavy or complex items. They are self-supporting and do not require coating. The boxes can be easily moved using pallets that can hold several and are suitable for lifting with forklifts.


Intermediate containers are used to transport liquids and bulk materials. They are often made of steel and plastic and are usually narrower. A bulk box is a box in the form of a pallet for transporting bulk materials. The drum is a cylindrical shipping container made of steel, plastic, or fiber and is commonly used to transport liquids and sometimes granular materials.