For many people, a container is just a big metal box. Yet in truth, to earn the right to be legitimately called a “Freight container”, this metal box needs to answer a strict set of specifications defined by ISO standards. Indeed, while containers may vary in shape and size, they need to be easily handled and transported, and for this to happen, they have to be standardized. Let’s take a look at the different types of containers CMA CGM put at the disposal of their customers to answer their needs, and how CMA CGM ensures the safety and reliability of its containers.
Which containers can be found in the CMA CGM container fleet?
As merchandises come in all shapes and size, the CMA CGM Group offers different types of containers to satisfy its customers expectations with more than 1,480,000 containers at its disposal.
The following table defines the size and types of containers available within CMA CGM fleet:
Note: Some general purpose containers are specially equipped for transport of vehicle (40’ HC Autotainers) or garments (20’ and 40’ HC GOH).
General purpose, flat rack, open-top… We will discover everything about them is future articles.
Safety and reliability above all
CMA CGM Group entire fleet of containers is continuously monitored by our maintenance and repair team.
This team of experts is in charge of:
- Systematic quality control on all containers,
- Cleaning (sanitary and olfactory controls)
- Maintenance and to keep the fleet in perfect condition,
- Selecting the best units for our clientele
- Phasing out the oldest containers
The CMA CGM Group fully complies with ISM Standards. Our personnel are kept fully updated of new regulations and new standards affecting our containers.