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Compare normal shipping container and Plat form container
How to differentiate Plat form container and normal container?
Compared to normal dry cargo container, plat form container does not have sides, ends and roof. So the loading and unloading is very easy in plat form containers unlike any other types of cargo containers.
Another difference between plat form container and general dry container is that, the heavy weight and odd sized cargo like machinery, oil and gas equipment and other heavy weight equipment can be easily loaded in plat form container.
For easy transportation and movement by road, 40’ platform containers have gooseneck tunnels at each end of container. These recesses allow the containers to lie lower and therefore to be of taller construction. For more security on loads, lashing rings are fixed in the side rails of platform containers. All platform containers have fork pocket holes for easy handling.
Separate web posts explaining about details of Plat form container and normal dry cargo container are described in the following web links which differentiate both standard dry container and Plat form Containers.
Standard Dry Containers
Dimension details of Normal Dry Container 20’
Measurements of normal dry cargo container 40’
Types of export containers
Dimensions of different export shipping containers
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