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ISO SERIES 1 FREIGHT CONTAINERS – SPECIFICATION AND TESTING – PART 1: GENERAL CARGO CONTAINERS FOR GENERAL PURPOSES. Standardization document ISO Series 1 Freight In 49 C.F.R. § (b)(6)(iii), the reference made to ISO is the Testing – Part 1: General Cargo Containers, ISO DOE O A, (Chg.1, 03/12/) Technical Standards Program states that DOE handbook.

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By using this website, you agree that we can set and use cookies. The standardisation of containers and the adoption of the ISO specification is to ensure that all equipment handlers, chassis, rail cars, and slot spaces on vessels will accommodate all containers.

There are two main International Standards which are set to regulate container size, weights and dimensions. Container size must be regulated to avoid potentially hazardous situations when stacking and handling.


This page is a part of our container information series.

It also covers certain specific purpose types, such as closed, vented, ventilated or open top containers. It covers containers which are suitable for international exchange and for conveyance by road, rail and sea, including interchange between these forms of transport.

To help avoid such issues, all shipping containers must conform isl international standards. For more details and links to other pages, please see the container information page.

These containers can be used across different modes of transport without requiring unloading and reloading of cargo. Bureau International des Containers et du Transport Intermodal. While the height ieo vary slightly, the width of each container size type should always measure 8ft.

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Both of these legal standards must be fully understood and followed by container manufacturers and shippers in order to comply with safety standards. An intermodal container is a large standardised shipping container, designed and built for intermodal freight transport.


To view the full list, download the file template from the sign-up page. It specifies the associated ratings and where appropriate, the minimum internal and door opening dimensions for containers intended for intercontinental traffic.

Extra tall shipping containers, known as high-cube containers, measure 1496- or 45ft in length and 9ft6 in height. ISO containers typically measure 20ft or 40ft in length and 8ft6 in height. Typical International Organisation for Standardisation ISO shipping containers are manufactured with identical size specification in terms of exterior height, exterior width, and exterior length.