Tuesday, October 25, 2016     Category : Containers

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Here, we discuss a brief description about Flat Track Containers, use of Flat Track Containers, different types of flat track containers and specification details of flat track containers.


Flat track containers are made of steel and floored with soft wood. The walls can either be fixed or collapsible. 20’ and 40’ Flat Track Containers are available in sizes.

Flat rack container

Since the container is flat track, proper lashing of cargo is required. So many lashing rings are fixed in the side rails of a flat track container. The Flat Track Containers are available with fork lift pockets also. For easy transportation, gooseneck tunnels at each end are fixed in a 40’ Flat Track Container.

Some of the Flat Track Containers are available with lashing winches with lashing belts. For the purpose of movement of certain special cargo, stanchions are required and some of the Flat Track Container owners provide such stanchions.


What is the use of Flat Track Containers?


If goods are to be loaded from the top or sides of the container, Flat Track Containers are suitable. Normally, machineries, pipes, timber, steel etc. are loaded in a Flat Track Container. The heavy weight cargo can easily be loaded in a flat track container compared to other types of containers.

Also read other types of containers : Standard Dry Containers,  Open Top Containers , High cube Containers , Refrigerated Containers (Reefer Containers),  GOH Containers (Garments on hanger containers)  ,Open Side Containers,  Tank Containers , Half height Containers , Ventilated Containers, Car Carrier Containers,Hard top Containers,Insulated Containers, Tunnel Containers , Platform Containers



In this article a brief description about Flat Track Containers, use of Flat Track Containers, different types of flat track containers and specification details of flat track containers are explained. Would you like to add more information about Flat Track Containers?

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Rajagopal N S Says :
Friday, September 16, 2016
Can you please tell me how and and in which part of the flat rack container is the customs sealing done? Thanks.

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