Container Terminology and Labeling Tags

Container Identification System

The currency known as the International Organization for Standardization under ISO6346:1995 (E), the Container Identification System consists of:

Owner Code

Three letter abbreviation representing the name of the company or shipping company belonging to the container. For example, MAEU is an acronym known in the container industry, it is a unique letter that is only owned by its owner and registered with the International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC) to avoid any duplication of codes through companies and other navigation.

Equipment Category

The fourth and last letter, it indicates the classification of the container, for example the letter U means it is a freight container, the letter J means a demountable container, and the letter Z means a trailer and chassis.

The Serial Number

consists of 6 digits that make up the check digit: only one digit, the seventh and the last. The serial number of the Check Digit container is very important because it is used to determine whether the serial number is correct. For example, you can go to BIC’s website and search for any container you want by owner code and serial number, and its check digit will appear.

Container Owners

Container owners and managers, whether shipping companies or leasing companies such as Retainer, operate it on the basis of leasing containers for shipping companies to provide their container inventory, not to increase their ownership.

Maximum Gross

Weight Maximum Allowed Container Load and Container Empty Tare Weight.

ISO Code

ISO 6346:1995 (E) Abbreviation for International Organization for Standardization, giving each container its own code to avoid any ambiguity in knowing the name of the container and its classification. For example, 20-foot containers have various names or categories, depending on the purpose, dry van (DV) and general purpose (GP), standard (SD) and general dry container (DC), and by country.

 Classification Society Label For Type Testing

The durability range and cargo loaded and assembled by the classification society are then affixed to a label indicating that the container has passed the test, along with the details that have appeared.

Container Weight

The weight of an empty container that is recorded by the factory after the container manufacturing process is considered important if the ship is loaded with disaster as it is often overlooked by shipping companies and planners in the process of coordinating the loading of containers on board. It is 19,000 containers, and the empty weight of each container is 2,250 kilograms, a total of 42.75 million tons is not included in the gross tonnage.

Maximum Payload

The maximum weight of cargo in a container does not include tare weight and does not state that additional weight will result in property damage.

 The Cube

absorbs the load in the cubic capacity of the container, declaring the increased declared volume will not only cause physical loss, but also significant economic loss to the buyer and seller by exceeding the limit allowed by the bill of lading, especially if the goods are sold by size.

Safety Certification

Every container must have a metal plate on which is printed a safety certificate known as the Container Safety Convention Board, used in international trade, in the text and items stipulated in the International Convention for the Safety of Containers 1972, the task of this board is demonstrated. The container has been inspected and its condition allows transport and shipment on board this panel contains all details of the owner, technical and technical data and information about ACEP. It is an acronym for Approved Continuous Inspection Program. At least the process of inspecting the container.

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