It is by excellence, the most common mean for international transportation of goods because it is the cheapest and diversified. The container is the most widely known and used mean of transport during the last 60 years.
Mega Online Logistics has a worldwide network of agents that allows us to manage rates and organize shipments promptly all over the world, beyond having regular services between the most common origins and destinations.
Within the wide variety of containers with which we operate, we highlight the use of the most common ones.
Dry Van: It’s the “standard” container, the 3 most widely used dimensions are the 20’DV, 40’DV and 40’HQ (high cube). It is hermetically closed and has no vent nor temperature control.
Reefer: This type of container is used to transport shipments that require a rigorous temperature control, either to keep the cold chain of a product or to avoid the freezing of the container contents. From the moment it is brought into a port terminal and during its sea transport, this container is provided with an electrical connection to keep the temperature in the programmed levels.
Tank These are the equipment specially designed to transport bulk liquids.
Open Top: These containers have no fixed top or ceiling and have only a flexible ceiling as protection. These are used for shipments that due to their height, do not fit in a high cube container or for pieces that due to its special characteristics or the loading and unloading conditions, require to be loaded from the top.
Flat Rack: These containers lack of fixed walls and generally its front and rear walls can be folded to simplify the transport of pieces or machinery that don’t fit in a dry van container.
For shipments that are too small for a whole container shipment, we also offer the consolidated shipment option, where the shipper only pays for the cubic meters or tonnes that its shipment occupies and it is consolidated among other merchandise that has the same origin and destination.
For loads that fail to fill a container groupage services are used (consolidado), where the customer pays for the volume or weight that occupies, and consolidated in a container with other goods that have the same origin and destination.