Exploring the Anatomy of Containers

Whether you’re seeking containers or modular solutions for onshore or offshore needs, understanding container components is valuable. While details may vary based on purpose and requirements, let’s delve into the basic anatomy of a standard container.

Basic Frame:

The foundation of any container lies in its basic frame, consisting of two lower-side rails and several cross members. This framework provides structural integrity and support.


The floor of a container typically comprises heavy-duty wood such as plywood. Alternatively, steel or aluminum floors are also frequently utilized to enhance durability.

Front- and Rear Ends:

The front and rear ends consist of corrugated end walls and frames, welded together as sub-assemblies. When we say “front end” of a container, we mean the end opposite to the doors, while the “rear end” includes the door assembly.


The sidewalls are also made of corrugated steel sheets that are joined together seamlessly using automatic welding, resulting in a single, unified panel. This guarantees a seamless finish, minimizing the risk of corrosion and damage.


Similarly, the roof of the container is constructed from multiple die-stamped corrugated steel sheets. Each sheet features a slight upward arch at the center of its corrugation, facilitating water drainage from the roof to the sides of the container. These sheets are also seamlessly connected through butt joints using automated welding, resulting in a unified and durable panel.


Crafted from steel, the doors are equipped with robust lock rods and handles, ensuring secure closure. Their intricate design incorporates rubber seals and gaskets, guaranteeing optimal water and weather resistance. Additionally, the doors typically swing open up to 270 degrees, facilitating easy access for loading and unloading pallets with forklifts.

Altogether, each of the mentioned elements contributes to the overall strength, rigidity, and functionality of the container. Furthermore, ultimately, each container must display these signs printed on its doors:

  • Container Number
  • Container Owner or Shipping Line
  • Cubic Meter
  • Classification Society Label
  • Certifications
  • ISO Code
  • Max Gross
  • Tare Weight
  • Net Weight

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Our expertise lies in designing and producing containers and modular solutions tailored to the unique needs of our clients across various sectors, including onshore, offshore, medical, and military industries.

Contact us today to explore how we can collaborate on your next project and unlock the full potential of customized containers and modular solutions!


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