With a large and comprehensive container fleet ranging from standard dry cargo containers to refrigerated and special containers, we offer solutions for all your cargo transportation needs.

Using the correct container for your cargo can reduce costs, save time and maximize cargo protection.

Not all boxes are created equal. APL has access to a fleet of modern containers featuring the latest designs and technology to cater for all types of shipment. Whether you need extra space for voluminous cargo or guaranteed temperature control for premium perishables, APL has the perfect container for your cargo.


Technical specifications

Note : All technical data given on these containers are non-contractual. Although the information reflect the majority of our container fleet, they are non-exhaustive and are given as examples only. As such, the availability of containers with the subsequent specifications cannot be ensured. Please contact your APL representative if you require further information.

Dry container is a freight container which is fully enclosed and weatherproof, with a rigid roof, side walls and floor. At least one of its end walls is equipped with doors and it is suitable for the transport of a large variation of cargoes.
Dry containers are most commonly used. They can be used to transport most types of “dry” goods – such as those packed in boxes, cartons, cases, bags, bales, pallets, drums and so on.
Dry containers may also be used for certain types of bulk cargo by making some adjustments and using appropriate loading/unloading equipment.

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

Reefer container is a thermal container equipped with an electrical appliance (mechanical compressor) to cool or heat the air within the container.
The CMA CGM Group owns one of the youngest and largest fleets of reefer containers. With a temperature-controlled environment ranging from -35°C to +35°C, these containers are designed for the transportation of perishable commodities. Our reefer fleet comprises 20’, 40’High Cube and 45’32/33 Pallet Wide containers.

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

Besides not having a rigid roof, an open top container is similar in all aspects to a dry container. It has either a flexible/movable or removable cover. An open top container may have movable or removable top end above its end doors.
Used mainly to carry heavy and/or bulky products, handling and loading of these containers can only be done with a crane or a rolling bridge. For the transport of bulk minerals, half-height open top containers that can be tilted are specially designed.
Our 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 of flat rack containers, collapsible flat racks have end walls that can be folded. The collapsible flush folding flat rack has end walls which flush with the base when folded.
Flat racks are specially designed for the transportation of heavy, bulky cargoes as well as cargoes that are over the height and/or width dimensions of dry containers.
They also allow the stacking of several empty containers into one 'bundle' for empty repositioning. The base is often designed for the transportation of heavy material, which is why some flat racks are 45T tested. For the transportation of cargoes that are over the length dimensions of dry containers, flat racks with collapsible ends can also be used.

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 are specifically designed with the 1.2 m Euro pallet in mind. The container, with its 2.45m internal width, allows the space to be fully optimized. Shippers will benefit as they can load 5 additional 1.2m x 0.8m Euro pallets compared to a standard ISO 45’ container (or additional 1.2 x 1m pallets).
Total per tier = 33 Euro pallets in a pallet wide instead of 27 Euro pallets in a standard ISO 45’ container (or 24 x "1.2 x 1m" pallets instead of 21).
High cube pallet wide containers are in compliance with the EU regulations.
The additional capacity offered by these containers can reduce distribution costs by 15% or more. Optimizing the usage of space and avoiding broken stows also help to prevent cargo movement, which may omit the need to secure the cargoes. This in turn improve dispatch times whilst reducing the costs 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 tank container has two basic components - the tank and the framework. Used to carry hazardous or non-hazardous liquids such as foodstuff, a tank container has safety devices and is equipped with accessories to facilitate the filling and draining of liquids.

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