What goods can not be loaded in containers in import and export by sea?


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In fact, most goods can be transported by sea in containers, only a few are not suitable.


According to the state "Regulations on some issues concerning the Development of Container Transportation in our country", the goods suitable for container loading are 12 categories, namely, Jiaodian, instruments, small machinery, glass ceramics, crafts; Printing and paper, medicine, tobacco, alcohol, food, daily necessities, chemicals, needles, textiles and hardware, etc.



What goods cannot be transported by container sea?


1. Fresh goods. For example, live fish, shrimp, etc., because sea transportation takes longer than other modes of transportation, if container transportation is used for fresh goods, the goods will deteriorate in the process of transportation.

2. If the weight of the goods exceeds the maximum carrying weight of the container, the goods cannot be transported by sea through the container.

3. Oversized goods cannot be transported by container, and some large parts are super high and wide. These goods can only be transported on the cabin or deck by bulk carrier.

4. Containers are not used for military transportation. If the troops or military enterprises handle container transportation by sea, it shall be handled as commercial transportation. Military transport using self-provided containers shall not be carried out in accordance with container transport conditions.


In the transportation of container goods, in order to ensure the safety of the ship, the cargo and the box, the appropriate container must be selected according to the nature, type, volume, weight and shape of the cargo; Otherwise, not only some goods can not be carried, but also due to improper selection of goods damage. Container cargo The selection of containers can be considered as follows:


(1) Clean goods and dirty goods: general cargo containers, ventilated containers, open-top containers and refrigerated containers can be selected;

(2) Valuable goods and fragile goods: general cargo containers can be selected;

(3) Refrigerated goods and perishable goods: refrigerated containers, ventilated containers and insulated containers can be selected;

(4) Bulk cargo: bulk cargo container and tank container can be selected;

(5) Animals and plants: choose livestock (animal) containers, ventilated containers;

(6) Heavy goods: choose open-top containers, frame containers and platform containers;

(7) Dangerous goods: general cargo container, frame container and refrigerated container can be selected.


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