There are many different types of shipping containers out there, and each has its own unique set of features and benefits. In this blog post, we’ll outline the different types of shipping containers so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for your needs.

What are the three main different types of shipping containers?

There are essentially three different types of shipping containers: standard shipping containers, specialised shipping containers, and modified shipping containers.

First, let’s start with the most common type of shipping container: the standard shipping container.

Standard shipping containers are the most common, versatile, and popular options.

Standard containers are typically made from steel and are used for everything from storing goods to transporting them overseas. At Port Shipping Containers, all our different types of shipping containers are made from Corten steel, the optimum of all anti corrosive materials. Our containers are strong and durable, making them perfect for a variety of applications.

There are three different types of shipping containers in this category:

  • general purpose shipping containers
  • high cube shipping containers
  • side opening shipping containers

These shipping containers are available in standardized sizes. Many of the different types of shipping containers are available in 10, 20 and 40 foot lengths. They meet all the requirements for both the local market as well as international trade.

Port Shipping Containers manufactures a range of top quality specialised shipping containers.

Specialized containers are designed for specific types of goods, such as hazardous materials or oversize items. They typically have a variety of features that make them ideal for these types of applications. There are several different types of shipping containers in this category:

  • Bolster containers are used for transporting goods that are bulky, awkwardly shaped, long, or heavy.
  • Bulker containers are specifically designed to transport dry goods such as grains, sugar and salt.
  • Dangerous good containers are used to store and transport potentially hazardous materials, including liquid materials.
  • Flat rack shipping containers are used for large cargo that won’t fit inside a conventional shipping container. It’s an open side container with fixed or collapsible ends, or no ends at all.
  • Gantry shipping containers are fitted with a gantry system, which means that loading and unloading heavy loads is easily performed by one person.
  • Open top half height shipping containers are typically used in the mining and construction industries to store and transport bulk goods.
  • Open top shipping containers are designed for bulky cargo that won’t fit through container doors, or heavy cargo that requires a crane to lift it.
  • Refrigerated shipping containers are designed to keep goods cool during transport thanks to regulated temperature control. They’re perfect for perishable items or anything that needs to be kept at a specific temperature whilst being transported for a long distance.
  • Insulated shipping containers don’t have temperature controls, but they can be used for temperature sensitive cargo that requires a constant ambient temperature.
  • Shipping container shelters are used to store and protect large items such as vehicles and machinery.

When it comes to modifications, there are two different types of shipping containers.

At Port Shipping Containers, we have a huge range of pre-designed modified shipping containers. These are specifically designed for industries that need to quickly set up a site with a wide range of facilities. We have supplied many businesses in various Australian industries such as construction, mining, agriculture, and more.

Our modified range includes many different types of shipping containers to cover all your needs. It’s quick and inexpensive to set up a site and, when the project is completed, your facilities can be easily transported to the next site.

The range of pre-designed modified shipping containers includes, but is not limited to:

  • site offices
  • kitchens
  • staff accommodation
  • lunch rooms
  • training containers
  • switch rooms
  • ablution units
  • first aid rooms
  • portable workshops
  • portable buildings
  • change room containers
  • container shelters

Finally, we have the Custom Container.

Custom containers are made to order and can be designed to meet any specific needs you may have.

Our engineering and design team has a wealth of experience creating many different types of shipping containers. From bars and restaurants to houses and hotels, we love having the opportunity to be creative in ‘upcycling’ different types of shipping containers into all kinds of custom projects. Whether you want a shipping container swimming pool or a mobile art gallery, we are the team to contact for custom container projects!

No matter what type of shipping container you need, Port Shipping Containers has you covered.

We offer a wide selection of containers in all different sizes, shapes, and styles. And, our team of experts can help you choose the perfect one for your needs. Contact us today to get started!