First Character
     
Code Container length
  MM FT
     
1 2991 10
2 6068 20
3 9125 30
4 12192 40
A 7150  
B 7315 24
C 7430 24,6"
D 7450  
E 7820  
F 8100  
G 12500 41
H 13106 43
K 13600  
L 13716 45
M 14630 48
N 14935 49
P 16154 53

 

Second Character
     
Code Height Width
     
0 2438 mm / 8 ft 2438 mm / 8 ft
2 2591 mm / 8,6 ft 2438 mm / 8 ft
5 2895 mm / 9,6 ft 2438 mm / 8 ft
6 >2895 mm / >9,6 ft 2438 mm / 8 ft
8 1295 mm / 4,3 ft 2438 mm / 8 ft
C 2591 mm / 8,6 ft >2438 mm <2500 mm
D 2743 mm / 9,4 ft >2438 mm <2500 mm
E 2895 mm / 9,6 ft >2438 mm <2500 mm
F >2895 mm / >9,6 ft >2438 mm <2500 mm
L 2591 mm / 8,6 ft >2500 mm
M 2743 mm / 9,4 ft >2500 mm
N 2895 mm / 9,6 ft >2500 mm
P >2895 mm / >9,6 ft >2500 mm

 

Third & Fourth Character      
           
Code Type Designation Group code Main Characteristics Code A Code B
           
G General Purpose container GP Openings at one or both ends. G0 GA
G Without ventilation   Passive vents at  upper part of cargo space. G1 GB
G     Openings at one or both ends plus 'full' openings on one or both sides. G2 GD
G     Openings at one or both ends plus 'partial' openings on one or both ends. G3 GG
G     Unassigned. G4 GJ
G     Unassigned. G5 GM
G     Unassigned. G6 GV
G     Unassigned. G7 GW
G     Unassigned. G8 GX
G     With bulk capabilities. G9 GY
V General Purpose container VH Non mechanical system, vents at lower and upper parts of cargo space. V0 VA
V With ventilation   Unassigned. V1 VB
V     Mechanical ventilation system, located internally. V2 VD
V     Unassigned. V3 VG
V     Mechanical ventilation system, located externally. V4 VJ
V     Unassigned. V5 VM
V     Unassigned. V6 VV
V     Unassigned. V7 VW
V     Unassigned. V8 VX
V     Unassigned. V9 VY
B Dry bulk cargo BU Closed. B0 BA
B Non pressurized, box type   Airtight. B1 BB
B     Unassigned. B2 BD
B     Rear discharge/cat flap type. B3 BG
B     Rear discharge/full width opening. B4 BJ
B     Rear discharge/full width fixed. B5 BM
B     Unassigned. B6 BV
B     Unassigned. B7 BW
B     Front discharge/full width. B8 BX
B     Side discharge. B9 BY
S Named Cargo SN Livestock carrier. S0 SA
S     Automotive carrier. S1 SB
S     Life fish carrier. S2 SD
S     Unassigned. S3 SG
S     Generator. S4 SJ
S     Unassigned. S5 SM
S     Unassigned. S6 SV
S     Unassigned. S7 SW
S     Unassigned. S8 SX
S     Unassigned. S9 SY
R Thermal Container RE Mechanically refrigirated. R0 RA
R   RT Mechanically refrigirated and heated. R1 RB
R Self powered RS Mechanically refrigirated. R2 RD
R     Mechanically refrigirated and heated. R3 RG
R     Unassigned. R4 RJ
R     Unassigned. R5 RM
R     Unassigned. R6 RV
R     Unassigned. R7 RW
R     Unassigned. R8 RX
R     Unassigned. R9 RY
H Thermal Container HR Refrigirated and/or heated with removable equipment located externally, heat transfer coefficient K=0,4W. H0 HA
H With removable equipment   Refrigirated and/or heated with removable equipment located internally. H1 HB
H     Refrigirated and/or heated with removable equipment located externally, heat transfer coefficient K=0,7W. H2 HD
H     Unassigned. H3 HG
H     Unassigned. H4 HJ
H Insulated HI Insulated, heat transfer coefficient K=0,4W. H5 HM
H     Insulated, heat transfer coefficient K=0,7W. H6 HV
H     Unassigned. H7 HW
H     Unassigned. H8 HX
H     Unassigned. H9 HY
U Open Top container UT Openings at one or both ends. U0 UA
U     Openings at one or both ends, plus removable top members in end frames. U1 UB
U     Openings at one or both ends, plus openings at one or both sides. U2 UD
U     Openings at one or both ends, plus openings at one or both sides, plus removable top members in end frames. U3 UG
U     Openings at one or both ends, plus partial openings at one side and full openings at the other side. U4 UJ
U     Unassigned. U5 UM
U     Open topped container with removable hard top. U6 UV
U     Unassigned. U7 UW
U     Unassigned. U8 UX
U     Coil carrier. U9 UY
P Platform container. PL Platform container. P0 PA
P Incomplete superstructure -fixed PF Two complete and fixed ends. P1 PB
P     Fixed posts, either free standing  or with removable top member. P2 PD
P Folding (Collapsible) PC Folding complete end structure. P3 PG
P     Folding posts, either free standing or with removable top member. P4 PJ
P Complete superstructure PS Open top, open ends (skeletal). P5 PM
P For named cargo PT Ship's gear carrier. P6 PV
P     Car carrier. P7 PW
P     Timber/pipe carrier. P8 PX
P     Coil carrier. P9 PY
K Pressurized tank (liquids/gases) KL Liquid tank non-regulated goods. K0 KA
K     Liquid tank dangerous goods < 2,65 bar* pressure. K1 KB
K     Liquid tank dangerous goods > 2,65 bar* pressure and < 10 bar* pressure. K2 KD
K     Liquid tank dangerous goods < 10 bar* pressure. K3 KG
K     Liquid tank non-regulated goods requiring power supply. K4 KJ
K     Liquid tank dangerous goods < 10 bar* requiring power supply. K5 KM
K     Liquid tank dangerous goods > 10 bar* requiring power supply. K6 KV
K     Cryogenic tank K7 KW
K     Gas tank. K8 KX
K     Unassigned. K9 KY
N Pressurized and non pressurized NH Hopper type vertical discharge. N0 NA
N tank container (dry)   Hopper type rear discharge. N1 NB
N     Unassigned. N2 ND
N   NN Non pressurized rear discharge. N3 NG
N     Non pressurized side discharge. N4 NJ
N     Non pressurized tipping discharge. N5 NM
N     Unassigned. N6 NV
N   NP Pressurized rear discharge. N7 NW
N     Pressurized side discharge. N8 NX
N     Pressurized tipping discharge. N9 NY
A Air/surface container AS   A0  
           
    Code A For containers disigned and tested with full stacking (minimum superimposed mass of 192.000 KG) and racking    
      (minimum transverse force of 150kN) capabilities. Superimposed mass is as defined in ISO 1496-1:1990    
    Code B This includes containers designed and tested with reduced stacking and racking capabilities, but not containers  
      that are approved or operated with one door off or otherwise operated with a temporary reduced capability.    
    * 100 kPa = 1 bar = 105 Pa = 105 N/m2 = 14,5 lbf/in2    
           
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