Types of Shipping Containers for your International Shipping Needs!

Types of Shipping Containers for your International Shipping Needs!

International shipping services are in higher demand than ever before. But most people don’t know much about the ins-and-outs of shipping, because their international shipping company usually takes care of everything! 

So what types of containers do you use for the cargo you are shipping? Find out now! 


The standard container, also known as a “dry storage container,” is the most commonly used type of container. This container is used for shipping dry materials and come in multiple sizes, including 10 ft, 20 ft, or 40 ft. Your international shipping company will probably suggest this type of container for your basic shipping needs. 


These containers are temperature regulated, with a low controlled temperature. They are used for shipping perishable items, like fruits and vegetables over long distances. However, most international shipping companies can’t help you ship food overseas because of the many regulations. 


A flatrack container is a shipping container with collapsible sides. The foldable sides make it easy to load heavy cargo onto this container. It is usually used for construction equipment shipping, and other heavy materials that need to be loaded from the top, or the sides of the container.

For more information on K International Transport’s international shipping services, contact us today! Call us at 212-267-6400, email us at sales@kinternational.com, or reach out to us on Skype at kinternationalny.