Photo: Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, 2012.
20-Foot and 40-Foot Containers
The 20 foot container was the first intermodal container unit to receive wide acceptance as it was set as an ISO standard. Although for many supply chains, particularly those concerning retail, the 40 foot container tends to be privileged, there is still a substantial market for the 20 foot container. Ponderous commodities as best moved in 20 footer loads since 20 foot and 40 foot containers have close to the same weight capacity.