Special Containers

Shipper Owned Container

2113Clients, who are located far from the port regions, often choose to transport cargo using their own SOC ocean containers. Our freight forwarding company offers this service with accordance with the maritime container line. We provide service to any customer buying ocean containers pass, provide inspection of these containers for further ocean freight.

This type of maritime and multimodal transport in their own SOC container has the following advantages:

  • Freight costs for individual routes are cheaper than shipping via linear container;
  • The Customer shall be exempt from such payments as detention and demurrage  – a penalty for excess use of containers, or more simply put a return of the container to the port in the said time line;
  • The cost of further transportation of cargo in its own maritime containers by rail will be calculated on way as there is no need to return the container to the port;
  • The client is free to choose further transportation of container, it can be either by rail or road transport;
  • The container becomes the property of the client and further can be sold or used for various purposes, such as a warehouse or office in the parking lot.

Transportation by maritime refrigerated containers

Transport of maritime containers refrigerated or cold storage is the most consistently growing mode of transport in the maritime market. These refrigerated containers are divided into three groups:

  • 20 ‘feet
  • 40′ feet
  • 40′ HC foot,
  • and 20′ feet rarely in  demand due to the small carrying capacity both containers have insulated enclosure and equipped with a      special refrigeration unit, which supports the inside of the container  needed for special cargo temperature.

These three groups of ocean containers differ in capacity and volume. 20 feet volume is-28m3, 40-foot-59.8m3, 40 ‘HC-68.03m3. This temperature is maintained in the container during loading and en route to the ship and during transportation of special truck from port to warehouse unloading. The refrigerated container has special operating model that allows to maintain certain functions of cooling below the given parameters:

  • Deep-frozen mode: T < ~      -10 °C
  • Control of return air temperature
  • on/off control
  • ~ 40 air changes per hour
  • Chilled-Mode: T > ~ -10      °C
  • Control of supply air temperature
  • Continuous control
  • ~ 80 air changes per hour
  • Regular defrost periods if T      < ~ +5 °C

The main products transported in such containers are: perishable foods, meat, fish, canned foods and beverages, drugs and medicines.