The development of a reusable steel shipping container is described. The new container, mounted on skids, is 8 by 6.46 feet, with a volume of 350 cubic feet and a capacity of 13,000 pounds. Connecting devices on the containers make it possible to join the containers to form a single unit. Three of the containers connected together form a single unit 20 feet long, a standard recommended by the American Standards Association, for use in commercial rail, highway, and water shipping. The connected unit of three containers, with a gross weight of 44,800 pounds, can be lifted by a cable sling with a spreader. The double-door, all welded container is protected against rain and pilferage. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pittsburgh University, Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Publication Date: 1968-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AMC-TIR- Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DA-49-186-AMC-214(D)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1973 12:00AM