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Container Corporation India Ltd.
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Container Specification

Container Specification

The following is a list along with photographs and specifications of various types of containers that are used in the containerized cargo movement business. The dimensions listed below are intended as a guide only. There are differences in the dimensions between containers produced by various manufacturers.

Conventional Dry Cargo Containers

20/40 ft. conventional end open containers These are usually built to ISO standards, and are used for the movement of conventional dry cargo. For domestic movement, CONCOR has inducted a fleet of approx. 12000 such 20 ft. containers either under direct ownership or on lease for internal movements within the country.

20/40 ft High Cube containers These containers offer the added advantage of extra volumetric capacity due to their additional height, and are especially useful of movement of light but bulky cargo.

20 ft Side Access Containers These containers are used exclusively for domestic traffic movements within the country. They offer the advantage of having doors on the side panels, and this makes it convenient for use in locations where chassis stuffing operations have to be used. CONCOR has currently about 3300 such self owned domestic SA containers in its fleet.

22 ft/High Cube Domestic Containers These containers have also been exclusively introduced by CONCOR for the purpose of carrying cargo that requires greater volumetric capacity or container length. CONCOR has currently about 2000 such self owned domestic 22ft containers in its fleet.

Specialty Containers

20 ft/40 ft/ 40ft High Cube Refrigerated Containers These are containers that can be used for the movement of refrigerated/perishable cargo. Special facilities such as the availability of plug points, portable clip on generators for trailer movements, power packs for train movements etc. are required for moving cargo in these containers. It must therefore be ascertained whether such facilities are available at the handling terminals before planning such movements.

20 ft/ 40ft/ Collapsible Flat Rack and Platform Containers These containers are especially useful for carrying over dimensional cargo or fully packed machines, equipment etc. Since most of the movement of containers on CONCOR's network is through rail, special permission must be obtained for movement of over dimensional consignments to ensure that these do not infringe upon the standard moving dimensions of the Indian Rail network.

20 ft/ 40 ft Open Top Containers These containers are used mostly for cargo that needs to be handled with cranes and cannot be easily loaded from the front doors of the containers. Open tops can also be used for carrying over dimensional cargo of certain types. Such containers have also been inducted for domestic service and can be supplied on demand if such cargo is offered. CONCOR has currently about 100 such self owned domestic open top containers in its fleet.

20 ft Tank Containers These containers are specially designed for the movement of liquid cargo of different types. Such containers have also been inducted for domestic service and can be supplied on demand if such cargo is offered. CONCOR has currently about 300 such self owned tank containers in its fleet.

CONCOR as a multi-modal logistics service provider is constantly seeking to innovate on the uses and flexibility of container handling operations. We have introduced special containers with rolling floors to facilitate pallet handling, containers with in built collapsible shelves to increase loadability etc. We are also willing to examine the possibility of designing any specialty containers subject to suitable business prospects. Customers are encouraged to contact our field staff with their specific requirements.