A standard container is the most common type of container in the market. It’s usually made of steel and sometimes aluminum. The aluminum containers have a slightly higher payload. In general, containers are airtight and water-resistant, preventing damage from the outside.
One end of the container has doors through which the cargo is stowed. Despite the standardized sizes of 20 and 40-feet containers, the capacity of the containers can vary from operator to operator.
Standard containers can carry most types of dry cargo such as boxes, pallets, sacks, barrels, etc. It can be customized on the inside to carry a specific type of goods. For instance, hangers can be fit inside to carry clothes that could be directly transported to the store. Since standard containers are basic, they are not expensive.