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Glossary term Description
corner castings Corner fittings located at all eight corners of the container. They are used to handle the container. Lifting gear, such as container gantries and cranes, is attached to the corner castings of the containers in order to lift them. The corner castings are used in conjunction with twist locks to secure containers when traveling on road vehicles or stack and fasten them securely to the deck of ocean-going vessel. The twist locks are placed in the corner castings and engage with the corner castings (on the floor) of the next container.
container template Generally a moveable frame that maps the size and shape of the inside of a container. If the exact dimensions of a cargo or its packing are unknown, the 'template' can be pushed over the load in order to make sure that the correct size of container has been selected.
container sweat Condensation which forms on the surfaces of the container.
container section A packed section of a container.
container packing certificate Certificate indicating correct loading of a dangerous goods container and the observance of the regulations set out in the IMDG Code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code). The container packing certificate is issued by the person responsible for packing the container.
container bolster A container floor without sides or end walls generally used for Ro/Ro operations.

Standard-sized steel box used for carriage of cargo, sometimes simply referred to as a box, these come in 20 ft (teu), 40 ft (feu), 40 ft high, 45 ft and 45 ft high. The US also uses 48 ft and 53 ft containers

consolidated packages Group of cargo items fastened together with straps or similar devices.

Container and ro-ro vessel

conair container

Refrigerated containers without their own refrigeration unit, also called insulated or porthole containers. They are reliant on an external supply of cold air. This is achieved by refrigeration units of various types, permanently installed on the ship, permanently installed in the terminal or clip-on units for individual containers. Porthole containers are thermally insulated and have two sealable openings on the end walls (the portholes) through which cold air can be blown into the container and warm air can be extracted. The cold air is forced through the lower opening into the container, then distributed throughout the load via the T-bar floor, and subsequently flows through the load to the top of the container and is extracted through the upper opening