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The unprecedented progress in international trade is closely tied to the development of the container—a standardized box adaptable to all modes of transport, which can be loaded and unloaded in record time.

Seamlessly transitioning from sea to road, rail, and waterways, containers generate significant savings for Marfret’s clients, including freight forwarders and shippers.

All containers used in the Marfret fleet comply with current standards:

  • ISO: Standards defining the dimensions and characteristics of containers.
  • TIR: Customs standards for international transport.
  • CSC: Convention regulating safety standards for containers.
  • UIC: International standards for rail transport of containers.
  • TCT: Standards for wood treatment for Australia.

100 000 TEUS

20' and 40' Dry Container

20′ and 40′ Dry Container

(Standard or General purpose) These containers constitue the main part of Marfret fleet (85%). They are intended for general cargo that does not merit special equipment. The forty footers come in two different heights: 8’6 (2,591m) and 9’6 (2,895m). The latter are called “HIGH CUBE”.

20' and 40' Reefer Container

20′ and 40′ Reefer Container

These units are specifically designed for the transport of cargo at a constant temperature (From -25°C to +25°C). They are highly insulated and equipped with a temperature control system that can inject hot or cold air into the container to maintain exactly the required temperature. The system is powered by an electrix motor wich can be plugged in a board, at the container terminal quay and also on certain trucks, thus permitting a constant temperature during the entire transport cycle.

20' and 40' Pallet-Wide Container

20′ and 40′ Pallet-Wide Container

These containers are dry vans containers for which the internal width has been enlarged. This increase width permits two European, metric or Australian pallets to be stowed side by side (14 European pallets in a 20′ and 30 in a 40′).

20' and 40' Open Top Container

20′ and 40′ Open Top Container

On these units, the roof has been replaced by a tarpaulin supported by bows. That device allows vertical lifts during stuffing ans stripping of the container. A TIR wire (for custom regulation), trying together the structure and the tarpaulin maintains the security of the container during the transportation.

20' and 40' Flat Container

20′ and 40′ Flat Container

These containers have neither side panels nor roof. They are intended for cargos wich dimensions or nature do not allow the use of a general purpose container. There are two families of flats with fixed ends and collapsible flats. During empty transport, when front and rear panels are collapsed, the height of the latter is reduced and they can thus be stacked together up to the height of a normal unit.