A shipping container, generally 20' to 40' in length, used in international commerce. ICs are discharged directly from container ships onto a truck-pulled chassis for overland movement to the destination.
a sturdy, truck-like, steel or aluminum box with a structural frame that allows it to be transferred, unopened, from one mode of transportation - like a truck, rail car, or vessel - to another
A structural container designed for carriage on airplanes, trucks, rail cars, and ocean vessels and equipped with corner fittings for restraint on a truck chassis and/or for lifting by crane or other loading mechanism.
Freight container designed and constructed to permit it to be used interchangeably in two or more modes of transport. (i.e., highway and rail or water and rail).