ISO containers are used for transporting goods. They are built according to specifications by the International Standards Organization (ISO) and they are suitable for different means of transport, such as trucks, trains, ships.
ISO containers are manufactured in many sizes. There are several basic types of containers that meet the ISO standard dimensions usually used. There are containers used to transport common equipment, and there are thermal or insulated containers suitable for the transport of frozen goods, or for the transport of temperature sensitive materials.
For the transport of food material there are refrigerated container. There are also ISO containers, used to transport heavy machinery. They have no side walls, but they may have bulkheads. There are box - containers loaded from above, where there is only open part of the container. They are designed to carry heavy materials such as coal or grain. There are tank containers which have the same ISO standard dimensions. They are cylindrical containers mounted in a rectangular steel frame. Typically, these containers are used to transport liquid or bulk materials.
There are a number of ISO containers available with many special features. There are airtight or watertight containers and stacking containers. Other containers are designed for storing and moving flammable, corrosive, explosive materials or other hazardous materials. Containers, used for transporting electrical and electronic products, are made with materials against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI).
The ISO container with ventilation ducts along the side panels are suitable for air circulation. Desiccants such as silica-gel are often used in the transport of moisture sensitive products such as coffee beans or other food products.