Ventilated containers [German version]


Description
Figures
Dimensions/weights
Use





Description


Ventilated containers are also known as passive (naturally) ventilated or coffee containers. Ventilation is provided by ventilation openings in the top and bottom side rails. The openings do not let in spray, to prevent depreciation of the cargo by rain or spray, for example.

If actively ventilated containers are required, i.e. containers with adjustable ventilation, "porthole" containers may be used, which simultaneously act as insulated or refrigerated containers. For more detailed information, see under Insulated and refrigerated containers.

Lashing rings, to which the cargo may be secured, are installed in the upper and lower side rails and the corner posts. The lashing rings may take loads of up to 1,000 kg. The common size for ventilated containers is 20'.


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Figures

Photo, ventilated container

Figure 1
Photo, air channel, external view

Figure 2
Photo, internal view

Figure 3
Photo, air channel, internal view

Figure 4
Photo, air channel, internal view

Figure 5



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Dimensions/weights


The following are some of the most important details relating to ventilated containers. The data was taken from Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg [68].


Ventilated container of steel: 20' long and 8'6" high with corrugated walls and wooden floor
Internal dimensions Door openings Weights Volume

[m³]
Length

[mm]
Width

[mm]
Height

[mm]
Width

[mm]
Height

[mm]
Max. gross wt.

[kg]
Tare weight

[kg]
Max. payload

[kg]
5888 2325 2392 2334 2290 30480 2400 28080 33.0
5895 2321 2392 2340 2292 30480 2490 27990 33.0



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Use


Ventilated containers are used especially for cargoes which have to be ventilated in transit. One of the most significant of such commodities is green coffee beans, hence the name coffee container.


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