What is a Shipping Container

Definition of a Shipping Container

shipping container is a container with strength suitable to withstand shipment, storage, and handling. Shipping containers range from large reusable steel boxes used for inter-modal shipments to the ubiquitous corrugated boxes. In the context of international shipping trade, “container” or “shipping container” is virtually synonymous with “inter-modal freight container,” a container designed to be moved from one mode of transport to another without unloading and reloading.

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