Enlisted below are the major shipping containers used in Nigeria.


They are the conventional and standard containers which are either 20ft or 40ft. Both have the same height( 8ft 6ins) but differ in width.They are basically used for multi-purpose cargo transport and can be used over various methods of transport, including ship, rail, and truck. Dry containers are the most widely used containers. The 20ft dry containers are also known as intermodal shipping containers. The 20ft container has an average tare weight of 2,300kg and a payload capacity of 25,000kg. The 40ft dry container has a tare weight of 3,750kg and a payload capacity of 27,600kg.

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High cube containers are like standard transportation holder measurements, however as their name recommends, they are higher.  These holders are utilized for particularly voluminous freight and excessively high or tall cargo. They are an inch taller (9ft 6 inches) than the 40ft dry container and have the same width. The tare weight of a high cube container is 3,940 kg and a payload capacity of 28,560kg.




Open top compartments are likewise fundamentally the same as standard payload holders, be that as it may, they can be top-stacked (i.e. load put in the holder from a crane). They are likewise good with entryway side stacking, i.e. with payload dangling from the overhead handle. Contingent upon the sort of payload you are delivery, for example, heavy loads, timber or scrap metal, an open top compartment might be the best choice. The 20ft container has an average tare weight of 2,350kg and a payload capacity of 28,130kg, while the 40ft dry container has a tare weight of 3,850kg.

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Flat rack containers are especially suitable for heavy loads and cargo that needs loading from the top or sides, such as pipes, heavy machinery, construction equipment or supplies. You will find collapsible containers and non-collapsible containers with or without walls. Flat rack containers are manufactured from steel and come in 20ft’ and 40ft’ sizes.





Reefer containers or refrigerated containers are used to transport goods requiring temperature-controlled conditions in transit, such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products and meat. It is fitted with a refrigeration unit which is connected to the carrying ship’s electrical power supply. They come with the two different standard, either in 20ft (tare weight – 3080kg, payload capacity – 27400kg) or 40ft (tare load – 4800, payload capacity – 27700kg).



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