Containers for all your cargo shipments

Ship your standard cargo in complete safety to anywhere in the world. CMA CGM’s fleet of standard “dry” containers is the largest in the market. In today’s world, these easy-to-handle containers are a key asset when it comes to shipping all your cargo, whatever the type of product involved. Do you need to customize them to fit a specific cargo? We can provide you with customized solutions so you can ship any type of product in any type of packaging to any destination worldwide.


For all forms of dry cargo

A wide selection of containers to meet all types of need— boxes, pallet boxes, vats or heavy/bulky manufactured products. Whatever you need there is a made-to-measure cargo shipping solution, e.g., open-top containers without a solid roof, flat-rack containers, with or without collapsible solid walls and high cube pallet-wide containers, specially designed to ship pallets.


For all sectors of industry

All our dry containers comply with the ISO 1496 and 6346 standards and the Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) criteria. These secure and effective solutions meet your cargo shipping requirements, whatever business you are in.


Completely multimodal

All our standard containers are suitable for multimodal cargo shipments, making for straightforward transshipments to boats, trains, barges and trucks.


Mindful of your environmental impact

Like all our containers, our Dry range incorporates a growing number of green innovations helping to mitigate your supply chain’s impact on the environment.


Your cargo shipment deserves the right dry container

Our containers are inspected regularly by our maintenance teams:

  • Systematic quality inspection and maintenance procedures
  • Cleaning (health checks and odor control)
  • Compliance with ISM standards

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.

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

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 2.440 mm 2.440 mm
Width between side accessory pockets 2.158 mm

Weight

20'FR
20'x8x8'6"
40'FR
40'x8x8'6"
Max Gross Weight 34.000 kg 52.500 kg
Average Tare 2.750 kg 5.100 kg
Maximum Payload 31.250 kg 47.400 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

N.B.:The technical data given for these containers are non-contractual. While they reflect the majority of our container fleet, they are not exhaustive and are provided as examples. As such, we cannot always guarantee the availability of containers with the specifications stated below. For further information, please contact our logistics department at CMA CGM’s head office or our office in your country.



The Autotainer, a cargo container specially designed for the motor industry

A flat-bed container that can ship up to 4 vehicles, with easy and highly secure loading and unloading on ramps. As a result, shipments can be made directly from your plants to your distribution hubs with no need for bulk breaking.

A real asset for your automotive supply chain:

  • Easy to use, with no need to dismantle vehicles
  • Suitable for multimodal transportation
  • Door-to-door service

Garment-ready: a container for apparel cargo shipments made-to-measure for the textile industry

Standard containers fitted with hangers to ship your textiles cargo are an ideal solution for fragile (suits, silk, leather) apparel to your distribution hubs. This approach simplifies and accelerates your supply chain.

Key strengths of the Garment-Ready container:

  • Better conditions for textiles cargo shipments than with standard packaging,
  • An optimized cargo packing and unpacking process that saves time and cuts shipping costs,
  • Less time required for ironing once the shipment reaches its destinatio ,
  • Collections get to market more rapidly.

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

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


Innovative, planet-friendly containers

Our new containers have a floor made of bamboo, a plant that grows more rapidly and can be harvested after 4 to 7 years rather than the 60 years required for the tropical timber traditionally used.

A light-steel container generation using highly resilient steel enables us to save 500 kg per tare for a high-cube cargo container, leading to a saving of 1 to 2 tons of fuel per day for a 10,000 TEU ship, for example. That translates into 3 to 6 tons fewer carbon emissions for cargo shipments.

Our refrigerated containers (link to refrigerated containers) use a low-consumption technology that cuts electricity consumption by two-thirds. That reduces carbon emissions and can save tons of fuel over the course of journeys.

Our containers use next-generation connectivity that can continuously monitor your cargo when- and wherever it is. Our Smart dry container solution helps optimize your operations and cuts the operating costs arising from your cargo shipments.