There are different types of containers:

Dry Van: they are standard containers. Sealed and without refrigeration or ventilation. Metallic: as the standard, but unsealed without refrigeration. commonly used for waste transport and road debris. High Cube: standard containers mainly 40 feet; its main feature is the overheight (9.6 feet). Refeer: Refrigerated containers, either 40 or 20 feet, but they have a system for keeping cold or heat and a thermostat. Must be connected to the ship and the terminal, even to the truck if possible or an external generator, operating under external generator. Some of the brands dedicated to produce these: Carrier, Mitsubishi, Thermo King, Daikin.

Open Top: Same measures as above, but open at the top. The merchandise can be seen from the top, but, in that case, supplements are paid according to how much load has stopped charging for the excess. Flat Rack: they also lack sidewalls and even, according to cases, front and rear walls. They are used for atypical loads and pay supplements same way as the open top. Open Slide: its greatest feature is that it is open on one side, measuring 20 or 40 feet. It is used for loads larger in length that can’t be loaded through the container door. Tank or Cistern container: for transport of bulk liquids. It is a cistern contained within a series of steel beams delimiting a parallelepiped whose dimensions are equivalent to those of a "dry van". This way, the tank has the advantages inherent to a container: they can be stacked and carried in any of the typical means of transport of intermodal transport. In some photos of this article can be distinguished cistern containers. Flexi-Tank: for transport of bulk liquids. They provide an alternative to the cistern container. A flexi-tank is a standard container (dry van), usually 20 feet, which features inside a flexible, single use, polyethylene device called flexibag.