Shipping containers are made up of hard materials having enough strength to withstand external damaging factors and keep the products safe. From corrugated fiber boxes, crates, drums to large intermodal freight vessels, each of these storage units is a classification of a shipping container. The selection of a specific type of shipping container depends on the size, kind, and dimensions of the products and the safety requirements of the merchandise.
The cardboard or fiber containers are for shipping items to a shorter distance. Drums are made up of steel, fiber, or high-grade plastic and are for transporting liquids. Similarly, crates are used mostly for shipping fruits or vegetables. All of these methods of transportation vary from depends on the mode of shipment. However, for international transit, the general way of transfer is the big metallic containers. These containers are compliant to the international standards of freight shipment.