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History: An intermodal container is a large standardized shipping container, designed and built for intermodal freight transport, meaning these containers can be used across different modes of transport – from ship to rail to truck – without unloading and reloading their cargo. Intermodal containers are primarily used to store and transport materials and products efficiently and securely in the global containerized intermodal freight transport system, but smaller numbers are in regional use as well. These containers are known under a number of names, such as simply container, cargo or freight container, ISO container, shipping, sea or ocean container, container van or (Conex) box, sea or c can.
53' Containers are generally used only in North American domestic transportation and hence not usually seen on container ships. They are, however, extremely popular in North America due to the increased capacity and efficiency when compared to their 40 foot, ocean-going cousins. Also, since they are not typically used on ships, they have reduced bracing and structural integrity making them cheaper to produce. As result, in 2013, APL, a major logisitics firm, officially ceased support of ocean going transport of these units for simple lack of demand combined with specialized facilities for loading and storage of these units.
Climate Controlled Intermodal Containers differ both from general service containers, and also differ from Containers with Refrigeration Units. A very common sight along the northern tier of US States, as well as in Canada, the Climate Control units mounted on the nose can moderate the temperature inside the container to keep the cargo from freezing, as well as just keep a flow of air moving through the container at moderate temperatures for fresh food products that need to be kept in the 40-60 degree range. These nose units are made by both Carrier and ThermoKing. Versions are made with both a 65 gallon and 150 gallon diesel fuel tank.
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