Bulk containers [German version]


Description
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Dimensions/weights
Use





Description


Bulk (or bulk cargo) containers have three loading hatches in the roof, each of a diameter of approx. 455 mm (1 3/4'). The distance between the hatches (center to center) is 1.83 m (6'). On the door side, there are two discharge hatches, which are sometimes equipped with short discharge tubes for guiding the bulk cargo. Alternatively, two unloading hatches may be mounted in the doorways, for emptying the containers.

Such containers may also be used for general cargo. Lashing rings are mounted in the top side rails for securing the cargo. Some bulk containers are equipped with forklift pockets, which allow handling by forklift trucks.


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Figure

Drawing, bulk container

Figure 1



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Dimensions/weights


The following are some of the most important details relating to bulk containers (source: Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg [47]).


Internal dimensions Door openings Weights Volume

[m³]
Length

[mm]
Width

[mm]
Height

[mm]
Width

[mm]
Height

[mm]
Max. gross wt.

[kg]
Tare wt.

[kg]
Max. payload

[kg]
5934 2358 2340 2335 2292 24000 2450 21550 32.9
5931 2358 2326 2335 2292 24000 2370 21630 32.9



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Use


Bulk containers are used in particular for transporting bulk cargo, such as grain, feedstuffs, spices. However, they may also be used for transporting general cargo.


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