Containerized Cargo

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Cargo that is packed into containers for transport.

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What is Containerized Cargo?

Containerized cargo refers to goods that are transported using standardized shipping containers, which are designed to be easily transferred between different modes of transport, such as ships, trucks, and trains. Containerized cargo can include a wide range of goods, including consumer products, raw materials, and finished goods. 


When cargo is containerized, it is typically loaded into a standardized container that is a certain size (usually 20 or 40 feet in length). These containers are then transported by ship, truck, or train, depending on the destination and mode of transport. 


Containerization allows for easy loading and unloading of cargo, minimizes the risk of damage or loss during transit, and enables goods to be transferred between different modes of transport without the need for individual handling of each item. 

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