ISO (International Standards Organization) containers offer many advantages when shipping goods overseas. By taking their dimensions into consideration at an early stage, designers can often simplify the shipment of large and heavy plant -- and save on transport costs. The types particularly pertinent to the efficient carriage of machinery and plant are those which fall into Group 1 (General Cargo Containers) of ISO Recommendation R 1894 which gives the minimum internal dimensions which this article gives in a tabulation. To these dimensions there are the following exceptions: Containers having partial opening(s) in the side(s) should comply with the minimum length and height; containers having an opening roof should comply with the minimum internal length and width; containers having openings in the side(s) and/or roof should comply with the minimum internal length. Even oversize and overweight cargo up to 290 cm wide by 366 cm high can be containerized providing agreement of the Container Operator is first obtained and the cargo can be physically and legally handled by any land transport means required. Further, if the designers of a machine know in advance that it will be shipped by container, they can often modify the design and/or disassembly features to reduce costs.

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    Design Council

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    London SW14 4SU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Huntley, J E
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 204-206
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 217
    • Issue Number: 3
    • ISSN: 0013-7782

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1980 12:00AM