CONTAINER size , ISO Code, CSC plate
ISO standards for containers were published between 1968 and 1970 by the International Maritime Organization. These standards allow for more consistent loading, transporting, and unloading of goods in ports throughout the world, thus saving time and resources.
ISO 6346 is an international standard which describes the identification of a shipping container. The standard is maintained by the BIC (International Container Bureau) and covers the serial number, owner, country code, and size of any given shipping container. On image below, you can find some examples of variety ISO codes for containers.
Container sizes and types
A shipping container is a transport equipment that is standardized in size, dimensions, gross and strength. It is used for transportation by various types of transport, including multimodal ones without reloading cargo, as well as storing goods.
The International Convention for Safe Containers is a 1972 regulation by the Inter-governmental Maritime Consultative Organization on the safe handling and transport of containers. It decrees that every container travelling internationally be fitted with a CSC Safety-approval Plate. This holds essential information about the container, including age, registration number, dimensions and weights, as well as its strength and maximum stacking capability.