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ISO standards for freight and cargo shipping containers
  • 09 May 2017

Modocontainer was set up by container experts from industry leading company CIMC, who contributed to ISO standard of shipping containers. All our containers satisfy the following requirements and regulations, unless otherwise specially mentioned:

The major one standard which is mentioned repeatedly in the introduction of my product is ISO 668

ISO 668 - Series 1 freight containers — Classification, dimensions and ratings is an ISO international standard which classifies intermodal freight shipping containers and standardises their size and weight specifications. Introduced in 1968, ISO 668 regulates both external and internal dimensions of containers, as well as the minimum door opening size, where applicable. It also specifies the associated gross weight ratings, and requirements for load transfer areas in the base structures of containers, since amendment 1 of 2005.[1]

The current edition of the standard is version E of 2013, which integrates version E from 1995 with its two amendments of 2005.


ISO                      designation *

Common Name

Extern al dimensions

Minimum internal dimensions

Maximum Gross Mass

Length

Height

Width

Length

Height

Width

1EEE **

45 foot high cube

13.716 m / 45' 0"

2.896 m / 9' 6"

2.438 m / 8' 0"

13.542 m (44' 5.15")

2.655 m (8' 8.5")

2.330 m (7' 7.73")

30480kg / 67200 lbs

1EE **

45 foot standard

2.591 m / 8' 6"

2.350 m (7' 8.5")

1AAA

40 foot high cube

12.192 m / 40' 0"

2.896 m / 9' 6"

2.438 m / 8' 0"

11.998 m (39' 4.375")

2.655 m (8' 8.5")

2.330 m (7' 7.73")

30480kg / 67200 lbs

1AA

40 foot standard

2.591 m / 8' 6"

2.350 m (7' 8.5")

1A

40 foot

2.438 m / 8' 0"

2.197 m (7' 2.5")

1BBB

30 foot high cube

9.125 m / 29' 11.25"

2.896 m / 9' 6"

8.931 m (29' 3.6")

2.655 m (8' 8.5")

30480kg / 67200 lbs ***

1BB

30 foot standard

2.591 m / 8' 6"

2.350 m (7' 8.5")

1B

30 foot

2.438 m / 8' 0"

2.197 m (7' 2.5")

1CC

20 foot standard

6.058 m / 19' 10.5"

2.591 m / 8' 6"

5.867 m (19' 3")

2.350 m (7' 8.5")

1C

20 foot

2.438 m / 8' 0"

2.197 m (7' 2.5")

1D

10 foot

2.991 m / 9' 9.75"

2.438 m / 8' 0"

2.802 m (9' 2.3")

2.197 m (7' 2.5")

10160 kg / 22400 lbs

1E ****

6½ foot

1.968 m / 6' 5.5"

2.438 m / 8' 0"

2.438 m / 8' 0"


2.197 m (7' 2.5")

2.330 m (7' 7.73")

7110 kg / 15700 lbs

1F ****

5 foot

1.460 m / 4' 9.5"

2.438 m / 8' 0"


2.197 m (7' 2.5")

5080 kg / 11200 lbs

* The standard also recognises containers less than 8 feet in height, under the designations 1AX, 1BX, 1CX and 1DX, with specifications the same as other containers of their length.

** Forty-five foot containers were added to the standard per Amendment 2 of 2005.[2]

*** The maximum gross mass rating of twenty and thirty foot units was updated with Amendment 1 of 2005.[1] Until then, the MGW for 20-ft units was 24,000 kg / 52,900 lbs, and for 30-ft units 25,400 kg / 56,000 lbs.

**** Six and a half and five foot containers (type 1E and 1F) are not in the current edition ISO 668 standard, but were standardised in previous editions,[3] and are still manufactured.[4]
The so-called width of these small-size containers may be perceived as their length, as it is their greatest horizontal dimension, and their doors are typically in the short end(s).



Others standards include

ISO 10368:2006

Freight thermal containers -- Remote condition monitoring

ISO 10374:1991

Freight containers -- Automatic identification

ISO 10374:1991/Amd 1:1995

ISO 1161:2016

Series 1 freight containers -- Corner and intermediate fittings -- Specifications

ISO 14829:2002

Freight containers -- Straddle carriers for freight container handling -- Calculation of stability

ISO 1496-1:2013

Series 1 freight containers -- Specification and testing -- Part 1: General cargo shipping containers for general purposes

ISO 1496-1:2013/Amd 1:2016

ISO 1496-2:2008

Series 1 freight containers -- Specification and testing -- Part 2: Thermal containers

ISO 1496-3:1995

Series 1 freight containers -- Specification and testing -- Part 3: Tank containers for liquids, gases and pressurized dry bulk

ISO 1496-3:1995/Amd 1:2006

Testing of the external restraint (longitudinal) dynamic

ISO 1496-4:1991

Series 1 freight containers -- Specification and testing -- Part 4: Non-pressurized containers for dry bulk

ISO 1496-4:1991/Amd 1:1994

1AAA and 1BBB containers

ISO 1496-4:1991/Cor 1:2006

ISO 1496-5:1991

Series 1 freight containers -- Specification and testing -- Part 5: Platform and platform-based containers

ISO 1496-5:1991/Amd 1:1993

1AAA and 1BBB containers

ISO 1496-5:1991/Amd 2:1994

ISO 17363:2013

Supply chain applications of RFID -- Freight containers

ISO 17712:2013

Freight containers -- Mechanical seals

ISO 18185-1:2007

Freight containers -- Electronic seals -- Part 1: Communication protocol

ISO 18185-2:2007

Freight containers -- Electronic seals -- Part 2: Application requirements

ISO 18185-3:2015

Freight containers -- Electronic seals -- Part 3: Environmental characteristics

ISO 18185-4:2007

Freight containers -- Electronic seals -- Part 4: Data protection

ISO 18185-5:2007

Freight containers -- Electronic seals -- Part 5: Physical layer

ISO 18186:2011

Freight containers -- RFID cargo shipment tag system

ISO 3874:1997

Series 1 freight containers -- Handling and securing

ISO 3874:1997/Amd 1:2000

Twistlocks, latchlocks, stacking fittings and lashing rod systems for securing of containers

ISO 3874:1997/Amd 2:2002

Vertical tandem lifting

ISO 3874:1997/Amd 3:2005

Double stack rail car operations

ISO 3874:1997/Amd 4:2007

45 ft containers

ISO 6346:1995

Freight containers -- Coding, identification and marking

ISO 6346:1995/Amd 3:2012

ISO 668:2013

Series 1 freight containers -- Classification, dimensions and ratings

ISO 668:2013/Amd 1:2016

ISO 668:2013/Amd 2:2016

ISO 830:1999

Freight containers -- Vocabulary

ISO 830:1999/Cor 1:2001

ISO 8323:1985

Freight containers -- Air/surface (intermodal) general purpose containers -- Specification and tests

ISO 9669:1990

Series 1 freight containers -- Interface connections for tank containers

ISO 9669:1990/Amd 1:1992

Sections 3 and 4

ISO 9711-1:1990

Freight containers -- Information related to containers on board vessels -- Part 1: Bay plan system

ISO 9897:1997

Freight containers -- Container equipment data exchange (CEDEX) -- General communication codes

ISO 9897:1997/Cor 1:2001

ISO/TR 15069:1997

Series 1 freight containers -- Handling and securing -- Rationale for ISO 3874 Annex A

ISO/TR 15070:1996

Series 1 freight containers -- Rationale for structural test criteria

ISO/TR 15070:1996/Amd 1:2005

Guidance on structural integrity

ISO/TR 15070:1996/Amd 2:2007

ISO/TS 10891:2009

Freight containers -- Radio frequency identification (RFID) -- Licence plate tag

ISO/TS 10891:2009/Cor 1:2009


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