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10 shipping container types

10 shipping container types

There are millions of different products that need to be shipped across the world all with different shapes, sizes, and requirements.

 containers play the most vital part in delivering goods from one region to different parts of the world, whether it is traded, shipping industry or transportation work. None of it will be possible without shipping containers.

Shipping containers are manufactured in different shapes and sizes. Despite the differences, containers can be broadly categorized by usage, edge, or size.

But  How do you make sure you get the right container for your cargo? We’re here to help you out.

Here are 10 main container types

  • 1-Standard and high cube containers

standard containers are the most common containers. They are 20 feet or 40 feet long, and have doors at one end, made of steel or aluminium. They’re air-tight and water-resistant. You can also get high cubes which offer more vertical space or half-height containers.
High cube shipping containers are similar to standard shipping containers, but with the added room of an additional 12 inches, 1 foot of height.

To avoid confusion and standardize a ship’s capacity, the number of containers a ship can load is translated into a number of 20-foot containers. And that measurement is known as TEU .

20 feet is one TEU and 40 feet is two TEUS

High cube container

  • 2- Reefer containers

 reefer containers are basically big refrigerators that allow you to control the inside temperature of the container. They have t-shaped decking in the flooring that sends chilled air into the container and can maintain any temperature between – 30 and 30 ℃, but refers can be expensive because they need power and and regular maintenance.

they are generally used for storing in shipping temperature, sensitive products, or materials. The most common examples of the products can be edibles like fruits, vegetables, meat, et cetera. These containers are powered by an external power source to maintain the specific internal temperature inside the container.

Reefer container

  • 3- Double door containers,

A double door container has doors at each end creating a tunnel. This makes it easier to load and unload.
As goods can be accessed from either end of the container. For example, a car can be driven in and then simply driven out no need to reverse

Double door container

  • 4- Open Top container

As the name suggests, the roof or the Top of the container is entirely removable. This feature makes overhyped products that cannot be loaded traditionally from the front door easy to load. Likes of the product include tall machinery and finished products that are tall and can be loaded from cranes or rail bridges only.

Open Top container

  • 5- palate, wide container

 These containers are designed to carry wooden euro palace which are popular in Europe, because the palate white container is 5 centimetres wider than the standard container. It can take up to 15 euro pilots instead of the average 11,

Palate, wide container

  • 6-Flat rack containers

Flat rack containers are unique shipping containers that consist of only a flatbed and have either fixed or collapsible ends on the container or no ends at all. They are designed to ship products that won’t fit into a general purpose or open Top container

Flat rack container

  • 7-Side door containers

side door or open side containers have extra doors on the long side of the container. This makes them easier to load and unload because more workers can access cargo at once and bulky cargo that doesn’t fit through the end. Doors can be loaded through the side.

Side door container

  • 8-Hard Top containers

 these containers have a detachable hard Top. It’s great for cargo that’s difficult to load through the side doors.

Hard Top container

  • 9- Tank containers

tank containers, or tankers are made to transport liquid. They are made of strong steel and anti-corrosive materials to protect the liquid and keep it from leaking out.

Tank container

  • 10- Insulated containers

these containers keep a consistent temperature inside the container. No matter what the outside temperature is, the interior is fully sealed to avoid condensation. And moisture often with vacuum-sealed double doors.

 They are attached to a mechanical compressor to heat or cool the insides of the container. They carry items that are easily affected by temperature like blood organs, food materials, et cetera.

Insulated container

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10 Largest Ports in the world

10 Largest Ports in the world

The main mode of transportation for global trade is ocean shipping. Around 90 % of traded goods are carried over the seas. There’s no doubt the maritime shipping industry plays a crucial role in the maintenance and growth of the global economy.

Out of the top 20 ports, only ONE is in the United States and three are from Europe.

15 of the top 20 busiest ports are in East Asia.

Here are top 10 busiest ports according to volume of trade handled in TEU.

  • 10-port of Rotterdam, Netherlands           
  • cargo capacity, 14.51 million TEUS.

The port of Rotterdam is currently the biggest port in Europe and the 10th biggest in the world by annual cargo throughput. The port handled 441.5 million tons of cargo. It is the only port in northwestern Europe that offers unrestricted access to ships with the deepest drafts. The port, including an industrial complex within its vicinity, stretches across the length of about 42 kilometres. It is managed and operated by the port of Rotterdam Authority.

port of Rotterdam, Netherlands

9- port of Tianjin, China

cargo capacity, 16 million TEUS.

The port of Tianjin is located just 150 kilometres from Beijing. It is often considered to be the maritime gateway to the Chinese capital located in the mouth of Hay River in northern China. It connects to more than 500 ports and serves 189 countries.

Tianjin Port Group Companies is the operator. It handled 476 million tons of cargo. The transportation of hazardous goods to and fro from the port was halted for 2 years in 2015

port of Tianjin, China

8- port of Qingdao, China

Cargo capacity, 18 . 26 million TEUS

Established in 1892. China’s port of Qingdao is made up of four different port areas. It’s considered to be one of the most important ports for the West Pacific trade. The port is touted as the world’s largest port for iron ore and China’s largest port of crude oil. The port merges  the small ports and is connected to more than 450 ports in more than 130 countries and regions across the world.

port of Qingdao, China

7- port of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Cargo capacity, 19.60 million TEUSs

It’s owned by a private sector consortium of five companies and handles roughly 23.9 million shipping containers and about 456,000 vessels per year. Now the port operates via three cross-boundary ferry terminals, nine container terminals and eight public cargo working areas while also being home to a state-run dockyard with about 795 vessels from 14 different government departments.

port of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

6- port of Busan, South Korea

cargo capacity, 21.66 million TEUs

Port of Busan is the world’s third largest transhipment port and 6th largest port. It is located in the mouth of the Nakton River in South Korea. It is spread over an area of 840,000 square meters and is capable of handling 169 vessels simultaneously. The South Korean port handles 40 % of the total marine export freights, 80 % of container freights and 42 % of fisheries production of the entire nation.

port of Busan, South Korea

5- port of Guangzhou, China

cargo capacity, 21.87 million TEUs

 the port of Guangzhou two spots to become the 5th busiest port in the world from its 2017 ranking of 7th place. After a record-breaking number of tests handled in 2018, the port is divided into four main areas. The port is located in the middle of the Pearl River Delta. It is operated by the Guangzhou Port Authority, and it is currently the largest loading and discharging port for coal in China. It handles more than 23 million standard shipping containers per year and reaches over 300 ports and more than 80 countries through its direct networks.

70 % of the total port container is located in Nanchor, one of the port major areas

port of Guangzhou, China

4- port of Ningbo-zhoushan, China

cargo capacity 26 . 35 million TEUS formerly two separate entities.

The ports of Ningbo and Zhoushan merged in 2006 to become the 4th largest port in the world. Today, the port is known for its infrastructure capabilities, which include a massive crude oil terminal that can hold 250,000 tons of crude oil and a 200,000 + ton or loading berth. The port connects to more than 600 ports in more than 100 countries. it handled more than 453 million tons of cargo. The reason for its importance is that it’s located at a crossroads to canals to important waterways such as the Yangtze river, while the port is also has a variety of different specialized cargo areas such as the Bailun Seaport, the Shanghai Estuary Port and the ningbo island river port due to its location.

port of Ningbo-zhoushan, China

3- port of Shenzhen, China

cargo capacity 27 . 74 million TEUS.

the port of Shenzhen is home to 40 shipping companies who have launched around 130 international container routes with the port, in general, being connected to over 300 ports in over 100 countries. It is perhaps thanks to all of these connections that Shenzhen is a pretty happening place. It’s also considered to be the world’s 4th busiest port due to the fact that over 26.5 million standard shipping containers are handled there annually. Given that the port is only 42 years old, these stats are pretty impressive. And in the plan is for Shenzhen to be an integral part of China’s belt and Road Development initiative. As such the port of Shenzhen truly is an incredible center of mercantile commerce.

port of Shenzhen, China

2- port of Singapore

cargo capacity, 36.60 million TEUS prior to being overtaken by the port of Shanghai.

While there are several massive ports located in China, the main port that services, much of southeast Asia is actually outside of the middle kingdom. That’s because the port of Singapore takes a spot for being the largest publicly owned port in the world. It offers links to more than 600 ports in 123 countries making it by far one of the most well connected trade hubs on the planet, because of this connectivity it attracts more than 130,000 vessels per year, which collectively handle about 37 . 2 million standard cargo containers and about 622 million tons of product each year.

As a result of this massive inflow of funds, Singapore wants to develop the port, which will be able to handle 65 million standard shipping containers and will use innovative technologies such as yard automation and fully electric, automated guided vehicles.

port of Singapore

1-port of Shanghai, China

cargo capacity 42.01 million TEUS.

The port of Shanghai has been the world’s largest port by cargo volume since 2010 when it overtook Singapore to gain the title With a cargo size of 744 million tons of cargo , it’s handled 42.01 million of cargo capacity in 2018. A world record owned by the port. The port is located at the mouth of the Yangtze River and it’s owned by Shanghai International Port Group. It serves more than 2,000 container ships every month and accounts for 1/4 of China’s total foreign trade.

port of Shanghai, China

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Conference and Gathering of Russian and Iranian entrepreneurs

Conference and Gathering of Russian and Iranian entrepreneurs

On October 26-27, 2022 (Aban 4-5, 1401) Tehran Chamber of Commerce Industries Mines and Agriculture sponsored and supported the Conference and Gathering of Russian and Iranian entrepreneurs, which focused on the acquaintance of Russian parties with the capacities of Iranian producers and suppliers. It was under the auspices of the Iran Trade Promotion Organization and was organized by Bidzaar, Exir Global, and Tidots.

Mr. Peyman Pak, head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO), and Chief procurement officer (CPO) of Russia, Rustam Ziganshin, were on hand to open the conference. They were also keynote speakers. Mr. Peyman Pak spoke about various ways that Iran and Russia can cooperate to achieve progress and development.  Approximately 120 Iranian and Russian companies from different industries were in attendance. Including some of the most prominent ones such as

Iranian companies:

  • Hamrahe Aval, Irancell, Sairan, Mapna

Russian companies:

Gazprom, Sudruzhestvo Group, VTB, Petropavlovsk

These industries and fields were:

Agriculture, Telecom, Construction, Extractive industry, Healthcare, Packaging, chemical industry

The first day was dedicated to showcasing the existing and newly raised opportunities that were caused by Russia’s worldwide situation.

Bidzaar and Russian companies’ Representatives and senior purchasing managers, who were present at the event, had the opportunity to individually meet with Iranian suppliers to discuss topics and possible partnership opportunities.

Bidzaar is a commercial electronic marketplace, B2B SaaS to automate the procurement of private companies. The creators of Bidzaar call the service an electronic trading platform of a new type, created on the principle of a social network of customers and suppliers of goods and services. It is a platform where tenders of Russian public and private companies are conducted through this site. These tenders are held under the supervision of the CPO Association, which includes senior managers of Russian companies. This association was also present at this event to identify the needs of Iranians and get to know them.

Visits to Iran Khodro and Digikala were arranged on the second day. the purpose of these visits was for the Russian managers to get acquainted with Digikala and Iran Khodro’s Production capacities and capabilities.

Iran Khodro, branded as IKCO, is an Iranian automaker headquartered in Tehran. IKCO was founded in 1962 as Iran National. The public company manufactures vehicles, including Samand, Peugeot, and Renault cars, trucks, minibusses, and buses. As of 2009, it produced 688,000 passenger cars per year.

Digikala is an Iranian e-commerce company based in Tehran, founded in July 2006 by Hamid Mohammadi and Saeid Mohammadi. Digikala started as an online store only selling electronics and digital devices. Now, 15 years on, it has grown to a large group thanks to its wide range of service and product categories and customer centricity; and is considered to be the best e-commerce platform in the Middle East.

Fun activities help develop important business and interpersonal relationships, so to accomplish this goal, and also get familiar with Iranian rich history and culture, our Russian guests visited Tochal, which is a mountain and ski resort located on the Alborz Mountain range, and Darband, a neighborhood inside Tehran’s metropolitan limits, were planned.

Visits to Milad Tower, Niavaran, and Saadat Abad Palaces were also executed to help our guests connect to Iranian culture.

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Russia Business Trip

Russia Business Trip

Forum meeting between Iranian and Russian automobile and Auto Parts Manufacturers
On August 24th, 2022 (1401-6-2) a forum meeting between Iranian and Russian automobile and Auto Parts Manufacturers was held at the Moscow International Automobile Exhibition Hall. This meeting was organized by Exir Global and Tidots.
According to the purpose of the meeting, which was to familiarize the automobile and Auto Parts Manufacturers of the two countries with each other’s capabilities and needs, the forum was generally divided into 6 sections, which are as follows:

New cooperation conditions
cooperation conditions and opportunities in the field of the automobile industry, between Iran and Russia, were explained. chairman of the meeting, also briefly talked about the history and experience of Iranian companies, especially in terms of sanctions.
Participants’ initial introduction
Each attendee briefly introduced their respective organizations and the purpose of their company’s presence in the forum.
Introducing new services of Sberbank for the development of trade between Iran and Russia
Mr. Komisaro, the representative of Sberbank, introduced the mentioned bank as the largest bank in Russia, and then referring to the agreements made between the high-ranking officials of both countries, he mentioned the services that can be provided to Iranian and Russian companies to carry out operations. One of the most important cases mentioned in this section was the possibility of Russian companies using a Riyal line of credit for importing from Iran and the possibility of settlement of Riyal and Ruble accounts between the parties.
Speeches by Iranian and Russian companies’ representatives
Present Russian companies introduced themselves in more detail and pointed out their primary needs due to conditions caused by sanctions. Iranian companies explained more about their products and emphasized their capabilities in supplying quality parts (including the history of providing parts for the products of the French company Renault) and the existence of various standardized tests and laboratories for checking parts and cars in Iran.
Short meetings between Iranian and Russian representatives
In this section, companies held meetings separately, during which they provided their catalogs and communication channels to other parties.
Conclusion
In the last section, the two issues of payment and common standardization were considered the Achilles heels of Iran and Russia’s cooperation in automobile and Auto Parts.

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Oman Business trip

Oman Business trip

Mr. Peyman Pak, head of the Iran Trade Promotion Organization, visited Oman and was accompanied by several eligible people who were invited by the Tehran chamber of commerce. The purpose of this trip was to increase trade and contracts between the two countries.

Mr. Peyman Pak and his companions visited the Chamber of Commerce, Ministries and met with Omani businessmen. The Oman Chamber of Commerce had organized a welcome meeting for them and our team had breakfast with top Omani businessmen.

The President of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and the Minister of Commerce gave a speech at this meeting and mentioned the vision of the new ruler of Oman.

The goal of the new ruler of Oman is for Oman to develop like Dubai by 2050, and to achieve this goal, free loans, interest-free loans, and land are granted, and investors are exempted from paying taxes for up to 8 years.

In the following days, B2B meetings were held with several Omani businessmen who were introduced by the ministry, and Mr. Peyman Pak was invited to open an exhibition in the field of trade and decoration. The remarkable thing was that many Iranian companies were present at this exhibition.

A series of talks and negotiations were held on behalf of our representative with Omani businessmen and he was invited to visit one of the prominent pharmaceutical companies in Oman and its warehouses.

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Tidots Introduction

Russia Business Trip

Forum meeting between Iranian and Russian automobile and Auto Parts Manufacturers

On August 24th, 2022 (1401-6-2) a forum meeting between Iranian and Russian automobile and Auto Parts Manufacturers was held at the Moscow International Automobile Exhibition Hall. This meeting was organized by Exir Global and Tidots.

According to the purpose of the meeting, which was to familiarize the automobile and Auto Parts Manufacturers of the two countries with each other’s capabilities and needs, the forum was generally divided into 6 sections, which are as follows:

 

New cooperation conditions

cooperation conditions and opportunities in the field of the automobile industry, between Iran and Russia, were explained. chairman of the meeting, also briefly talked about the history and experience of Iranian companies, especially in terms of sanctions.

Participants’ initial introduction

Each attendee briefly introduced their respective organizations and the purpose of their company’s presence in the forum.

Introducing new services of Sberbank for the development of trade between Iran and Russia

Mr. Komisaro, the representative of Sberbank, introduced the mentioned bank as the largest bank in Russia, and then referring to the agreements made between the high-ranking officials of both countries, he mentioned the services that can be provided to Iranian and Russian companies to carry out operations. One of the most important cases mentioned in this section was the possibility of Russian companies using a Riyal line of credit for importing from Iran and the possibility of settlement of Riyal and Ruble accounts between the parties.

Speeches by Iranian and Russian companies’ representatives

Present Russian companies introduced themselves in more detail and pointed out their primary needs due to conditions caused by sanctions. Iranian companies explained more about their products and emphasized their capabilities in supplying quality parts (including the history of providing parts for the products of the French company Renault) and the existence of various standardized tests and laboratories for checking parts and cars in Iran.

Short meetings between Iranian and Russian representatives

In this section, companies held meetings separately, during which they provided their catalogs and communication channels to other parties.

Conclusion

In the last section, the two issues of payment and common standardization were considered the Achilles’ heel of Iran and Russia’s cooperation in automobile and Auto Parts.