What Are Some of the Typical Container Units in Shipping? | R&S Logistics

When we talk about logistics, there are seemingly endless moving pieces to consider. That is, of course, only part of what makes our industry so complex and rewarding. At R&S Logistics, we aim to make the complex simple for your business through our full-service 3PL partnerships. We exist to deliver everything you need to better run your business without having to become a logistics expert yourself. Among the many tasks we might assist you with is finding the right container units to properly ship and store your product or materials.

Selecting the right container units is a key component of all shipping, trade, warehousing and transport. These moving containers being a vast variety of materials across the world and help protect the contents along the way to help ensure a safe arrival to their next destination. Most commonly used shipping containers will be offered in specific dimensions standardized by the ISO (International Standards Organization).

The following are some of the more common types of shipping containers in use today:

Cargo storage roll containers are designed to be easily folded and transport stacks of various materials. They are equipped with wire mesh along and rollers for ease of movement.

Double door containers allow for more room during the loading and unloading of materials and come in ISO standardized sizes of 20 feet and 40 feet.

Dry storage containers are currently the most common shipping container available in multiple dimensions. Pretty straightforward, businesses ship are dry materials in these units which may be 10 feet, 20 feet, or 40 feet.

Flat rack containers offer collapsible sides which can be folded into a flat shipping rack.

Open side storage containers are equipped with wide side doors which can open completely for a wider loading space.

Open top containers or convertible top containers allow materials of any height to be shipped more easily due to a completely removable top piece.

Refrigerated ISO containers are used exclusively for the transport of perishable products like food traveling far distances. These units are temperature regulated carefully to keep contents fresh.

Tanks are largely used by industries which must move liquid materials. They are typically made of strong steel to prevent corrosion and provide better protection of materials.

Thermal or Insulated containers use a regulated temperature control to maintain a higher temperature over long distances and are crafted from materials which can withstand the high temps without damage.

Tunnel container storage units offer doors on both ends of the container to allow for faster loading and unloading of its contents.

These are just some of the common container units widely used today. No matter what your particular transportation needs require, the experts at R&S Logistics can help you get exactly what you need and deliver it on time. We consider unique cases our specialty. If you would like to learn more about our custom-fit 3PL services, request your complimentary quote today from our website.

Build a Better Business with These Supply Chain Solutions | R&S Logistics

As your 3PL partner, R&S Logistics is on a mission to meet all of your supply chain needs. Did you know that we specialize in offering non-traditional, cost-beneficial extra services for our clients? Whatever your supply chain needs, R&S Logistics is pleased to provide a custom fit solution for your business.

Here’s a list of some value added services we offer:

  • E-Shipping
  • E-Commerce
  • Pick and pack
  • Inventory management
  • Light and heavy-duty packaging
  • Military contact storage and shipping
  • Cross dock shipments
  • Emergency and expedited orders
  • Hazmat storage
  • High-security storage
  • Light assembly
  • Labeling
  • Export shipments
  • Cutting
  • Breakdown

Don’t see what you need? Contact us and tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll get you a quote for your perfect 3PL solution!

Another popular additional service we offer at R&S Logistics is our Biomass Solutions. Our Biomass Division handles all aspects surrounding the sale, storage and distribution of quality wood fuels. We are fully equipped with the network, connections, mechanics, and facilities to expertly serve this segment and give you the peace of mind you need to focus on your business. Depending upon your particular biomass needs, we will locate, transport, store, and deliver renewable energy sources.

To further illustrate our expertise in the handling of renewable energy sources, R&S Logistics has been labeled a “green business” by GoGreenET.com. This is a prestigious distinction awarded by East Tennessee’s leading recognition program for businesses which provide sustainable and environmentally-friendly business solutions. Among our priorities as your your 3PL partner, we strive to be a Southeastern leader for the renewable energy movement. Expertise in the source, supply and transportation of biomass fuels is essential to this goal.

What are biomass fuels? These are a somewhat new energy source manufactured from a variety of sources including crops, wood, manure, landfill gasses and alcohol fuels. These also include wood fuel, solidifiers, and raw materials for engineered woods, as well as animal bedding. Biomass offers an alternative fuel source to the traditional carbon-based fuels. The production and use of biomass solutions create different gases than those created from the burning of fossil fuels, and biomass fuels are considered a green and more sustainable fuel source.

Wherever you are in your search for sustainable and value added solutions, R&S Logistics is there for you. Visit our website today to learn more about our partnerships and request your FREE quote!