Dry Cargo

Designed to carry almost any kind of dry goods, General Cargo is by far the most common type of container and is the standard tool of international transportation.
It can match the specific cargo needs of any industries, is easy to handle and is a great asset to any supply chain.
Our ability to customize dry containers allows you to ship any type of goods in any type of packing all over the world.

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Key Benefits

✓ Fitted for any industries

All of our containers meet ISO standards 1496 and 6346, as well as C.S.C. criteria (Convention for Safe Containers) and are fitted for any industry cargo needs.

✓ Fully multi-modal

All of our containers are fully multi-modal to enable easy transit by ship, train, barge and truck.

✓ Standard thus customizable

We offer an extensive range of dry container to suits our client’s cargo needs. They can easily choose between Open Top, Flat Rack or High Cube Palletwide containers.


Technical specifications

Warning : all technical data given for these containers are non-contractual data. They do reflect the majority of our container fleet but are non-exhaustive and given as examples. As such, we cannot always ensure the availability of containers with the subsequent specifications. For further information, please contact our logistic department at CMA CGM Head Office, or our Agent in your country.

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A freight container, totally enclosed and weatherproof, with a rigid roof, rigid side walls, and floor, having at least one of its end walls equiped with doors and intended to be suitable for the transport of cargo of the greatest possible variety.
This is by far the most common type of container. It is suitable for the carriage of most types of “Dry” goods, including those packed in boxes, cartons, cases, bags, bales, pallets, drums etc...
With some adjustments and adequate loading/unloading equipment, this type of container may also be used for certain types of bulk cargo.


Internal Dimensions

20'ST
20'x8'x8'6"
40'ST
40'x8'x8'6
40'HC
40'x8'x9'6"
45'HC
45'x8'x9'6"
Length 5.900 mm 12.034 mm 12.034 mm 13.556 mm
Width 2.352 mm 2.352 mm 2.352 mm 2.352 mm
Height 2.393 mm 2.395 mm 2.700 mm 2.700 mm

Door Opening

20'ST
20'x8'x8'6"
40'ST
40'x8'x8'6
40'HC
40'x8'x9'6"
45'HC
45'x8'x9'6"
Width 2.340 mm 2.340 mm 2.340 mm 2.340 mm
Height 2.280 mm 2.280 mm 2.585 mm 2.585 mm

Weight

20'ST
20'x8'x8'6"
40'ST
40'x8'x8'6
40'HC
40'x8'x9'6"
45'HC
45'x8'x9'6"
Max Gross Weight 30.480kg 30.480 kg 30.480 kg 30.480 kg
Average Tare 2.230 kg 3.740 kg 3.900 kg 4.700 kg
Maximum Payload 28.250 kg 26.740 kg 26.580 kg 25.780 kg

Capacity

20'ST
20'x8'x8'6"
40'ST
40'x8'x8'6
40'HC
40'x8'x9'6"
45'HC
45'x8'x9'6"
Nominal 33,2 CU.M 67,8 CU.M 76,4 CU.M 86,0 CU.M

Security Rings

20'ST
20'x8'x8'6"
40'ST
40'x8'x8'6
40'HC
40'x8'x9'6"
45'HC
45'x8'x9'6"
Quantity 16 32 32 40
Resistance 1.500 kg 1.500 kg 1.500 kg 1.500 kg

Thermal container equipped with an electrical appliance (mechanical compressor) for the purposes of cooling or heating the air within the container.
CMA CGM owns one of the largest and youngest fleets of Reefer containers designed for the transport of perishable goods in a temperature-controlled environment. (from -35°C to +35°C). The CMA CGM Reefer fleet consists of 20’, 40’High Cube and 45’32/33 Pallet Wide containers.


Reefer Internal Dimensions

20'RF
20'x8'x8'6"
40'RH
40'x8'x9'6"
45'RW
45'x255x9'6"
Length 5.456 mm 11.584 mm 13.280 mm
Width 2.294 mm 2.294 mm 2.440 mm
Height 2.273 mm 2.557 mm 2.582 mm

Door Opening

20'RF
20'x8'x8'6"
40'RH
40'x8'x9'6"
45'RW
45'x255x9'6"
Width 2.290 mm 2.290 mm 2.440 mm
Height 2.264 mm 2.569 mm 2.567 mm

Weight

20'RF
20'x8'x8'6"
40'RH
40'x8'x9'6"
45'RW
45'x255x9'6"
Max Gross Weight 30.480kg 34.000 kg 34.000 kg
Average Tare 3.010 kg 4.740 kg 6.180 kg
Maximum Payload 27.470 kg 29.260 kg 27.820 kg

Capacity

20'RF
20'x8'x8'6"
40'RH
40'x8'x9'6"
45'RW
45'x255x9'6"
Nominal 28,6 CU.M 68 CU.M 80,4 CU.M
Usable under load line 27,3 CU.M 65,3 CU.M 83,7 CU.M
Height usable for cargo 2.158 mm 2.394 mm 2.482 mm

Freight container similar in all respects to a general purpose container except that it has no rigid roof but may have a flexible and movable or removable cover. Such containers may have movable or removable top end transverse members above their end doors.
These containers are primarily used to carry heavy and/or bulky finished products, which handling and loading can only be performed with a crane or a rolling bridge. Tiltable half-height open top containers are specially designed to carry bulk minerals.
The CMA CGM 8’6’’ high open top containers are equipped with:

  • Removable roof bows and tarpaulin
  • Hinged doors (on both sides) and/or removable header above doors

Internal Dimensions

20'OT
20'x8'x8'6"
40'OT
40'x8'x8'6"
Length 5.898 mm 12.032 mm
Width 2.352 mm 2.352 mm
Height 2.348 mm 2.348 mm

Door Opening

20'OT
20'x8'x8'6"
40'OT
40'x8'x8'6"
Width 2.340 mm 2.340 mm
Height 2.280 mm 2.280 mm
Height under top-rail 2.200 mm 2.000 mm

Top Opening

20'OT
20'x8'x8'6"
40'OT
40'x8'x8'6"
Lenght between end lintels 5.682 mm 11.806 mm
Width between gussets 1.840 mm 1.650 mm
Length between gussets 5.397 mm 11.531 mm
Width between roof rails 2.250 mm 2.232 mm
Width between removable lintel 1.940 mm 1.940 mm

Weight

20'OT
20'x8'x8'6"
40'OT
40'x8'x8'6"
Max Gross Weight 30.480 kg 30.480 kg
Average Tare 2.200 kg 3.880 kg
Maximum Payload 28.280 kg 26.600 kg

Capacity

20'OT
20'x8'x8'6"
40'OT
40'x8'x8'6"
32 CU.M 66 CU.M

Compared to fixed-end type, collapsible flatracks have end walls that fold. The flushfolding collapsible flatrack, the most sophisticated of its types has end walls which fold flush with the base.
Flatracks are dedicated for the carriage of heavy, bulky as well as over height and/ or over width items.
They also permit the stacking of several empty containers into one 'bundle' for empty repositionning. Their base is often designed to transport heavy material. Some flats are 45T tested. The flatracks with collapsible ends also permit the transportation of over length cargo.


Internal Dimensions

20'PC
20'x8x8'6"
40'PC
40'x8x8'6"
Length with end walls folded5.718 mm 11.888 mm
Height 2.213mm 1.959 mm
Length between end headers 5.920mm 12.054 mm
Length between corner posts 5.634 mm 11.652 mm
Width between corner post 2.224 mm 2.227 mm
Width of floor 2.208 mm 2.374 mm
Width between side accessory pockets 2.158 mm

Door Opening

20'FR
20'x8x8'6"
40'FR
40'x8x8'6"
Width 2.400 mm 2.360 mm
Height 2.584 mm 2.580 mm

Weight

20'FR
20'x8x8'6"
40'FR
40'x8x8'6"
Max Gross Weight 34.000 kg 34.000 kg
Average Tare 2.750 kg 5.100 kg
Maximum Payload 31.250 kg 39.980/44.900 kg

Security Rings

20'FR
20'x8x8'6"
40'FR
40'x8x8'6"
Number per side 12 12

40'-45' Pallet Wide units were specifically designed with the 1.2 m Euro pallet in mind. The equipment, with its 2.45 m internal width, ensures optimum utilization of space. Shippers benefit by being able to load 5 additional 1.2mx0.8m euro pallets than in a standard ISO 45 ft container (or additional 1.2x1m pallets).
Total per tier =33 euro pallets in a pallet wide i.o. 27 euro pallets in a standard ISO 45ft containers (or 24 x "1.2x1m" i/o 21)
These containers are in compliance with the UE regulations.
Financially speaking, this additional capacity can reduce through distribution costs by 15% on more. Such optimal utilization, with the avoidance of broken stows, prevents cargo movement. This may remove the need for the securing of cargo and so improves dispatch times whilst also reducing the cost of product packaging.


Internal Dimensions

40'HW
40'x250x9'6"
45'HW
45'x256x9'6"
Length 12.095 mm 13.624 mm
Width 2.444 mm 2.420 mm
Height 2.692 mm 2.687 mm

Door Opening

40'HW
40'x250x9'6"
45'HW
45'x256x9'6"
Width 2.400 mm 2.360 mm
Height 2.584 mm 2.580 mm

Cubic Capacity

40'HW
40'x250x9'6"
45'HW
45'x256x9'6"
Volume 79.60 CU.M 85.25 CU.M

Weight

40'HW
40'x250x9'6"
45'HW
45'x256x9'6"
Max Gross Weight 34.000 kg 34.000 kg
Average Tare 4.260 kg 4.980 kg
Maximum Payload 29.740 kg 29.020 kg

A freight container which includes two basic elements, the tank and the framework. This type of container is used to carry hazardous or non- hazardous liquids (foodstuff).
It is equipped with accessories to facilitate filling and emptying and has safety devices.


Internal Dimensions

20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
Length6.058 mm 6.058 mm
Width 2.438 mm 2.438 mm
Height 2.591 mm 2.591 mm

Nominal Capacity

20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
Litres 20.000 26.000

Weight

20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
24.000 kg 36.000 kg
3.040 kg 3.420 kg
20.450 kg 32.580 kg

Max.Operating Pressure

1.75 bar 4 bar

Safety Valve Setting

20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
2.2 bar 4.4 bar

Manhole

20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
500mm 500mm

Discharge

20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
20'TD
20'x8x8'6"
Type Quick coupling 3'BSP
Diameter 80 mm 80 mm

Automotive Industries

Autotainer is a Flat Rack dry container suited for the transportation of up to 4 cars. It can be easily handled and allows a fast on and off-ramp with the highest safety level.
Coupled with our ability to remotely track any of our container, it is a powerful asset for your automotive supply chain.
It allows a seamless door-to-door transportation of your cargo from the plant to your distribution center.

Automotive Industries

Key Benefits

✓ Easy to use

No need for partial dismantling. Secured and fast On and Off Ramp

✓ Suited for multimodal routes

Standard container adapted for multimodal transport.

✓ Door-to-door capabilities

Seamless transportation from the plant to the distribution Center.


Norbert Hahn

Norbert Hahn

Global Account Manager Automotives, Head Office

CMA CGM is offering our clients from the automotive industry exclusively also the opportunity to move cars in either dedicated autotainers in racks or in standard boxes.For some locations, our company is also offering the Value Added Service of stuffing / unloading the cars with skilled and dedicated personnel.


Garment on Hanger - The Fashion-Friendly Container

If you work in the textile industry and need to simplify and accelerate your supply chain to ship sensitive garments like suits, silk or leather clothes to your distribution centers, you will be pleased to know that we can equip your dry container with hangers.

Key Benefits

Perfectly suited for door-to-door cargo, these containers offer your textile business many advantages:

✓ Ship your goods in safer conditions than with standard packing.

✓ Optimize the packing/unpacking process and save time and costs at the source and at destination.

✓ Reduce ironing costs at your destination.

✓ Bring your collections to market faster.

Single bar containers strings or straps

We offer you two solutions. You can select the technique that best suits your needs:

Heavy garments with low creasing potential

  • Technical standard string
    20’ = 220 pieces / 40’= 440 pieces
    Max pay load per bar : 300 kg
  • Strap (for super heavy payload)
    20’= 165 pieces// 40’= 330 pieces
    Max pay load per bar : 500 kg

Double bar containers

Fragile garments with high creasing potential

The garment is directly hung to the bars at bar system, so no strings are needed.

Technical standard 2-tier cross bar per container
20’ = 11 bars per tier 40’ = 22 bar per tier
Max payload per bar: 200 kg


ReeferReefer: CMA CGM Reefer containers are specifically designed for the transport of your perishable goods in a temperature-controlled environment. They come in a wide variety of sizes and with all the latest technologies.

Cargo XXLSpecial Cargo: Our high-level transportation expertise covers a wide range of Special Cargo, from OOGs to XXL consignments.

Agency NetworkAgency network: Anywhere, everywhere, all over the world, there’s a CMA CGM agency to provide you with efficient, innovative intermodal solutions designed to suit your specific cargo needs.


CMA CGM: a leading worldwide shipping group

Our customer-oriented approach of cargo transportation and the high standard of our fleet made us grow 150% over the last 10 years.
Our offers are regularly ranked among the best in the market and always present our company as a stable carrier company, making us a trustful partner for your cargo matters in the long run.