Container size type codes according to ISO 6346

Third edition 1995-12-01 First size-code character 1st character code Container lenght Second size-code character 2nd Character code Container height Container width >2438 mm 2438 mm and mm ft in (8ft) ≤ 2500 mm >2500 mm 2438 8 0 2591 8 6 2 C L 2743 9 4 D M 2895 9 6 5 E N >2895 >9 6 6 F P 1295 4 3 8 ≤1219 ≤4 9

mm 2991 6068 9125 12192 7150 7315 7430 7450 7820 8100 12500 13106 13600 13716 14630 14935 16154 Code

ft 10 20 30 40 24 24

in 1 2 3 4 A B C D E F G H K L M N P

6

41 43 45 48 49

3rd and 4th character code Type designation Type group code Main charateristics

G

General purpose container without ventilation GP Opening(s) at one end or both ends Passive vents at upper part of cargo space Opening(s) at one or both ends plus “full” opening(s) on one or both sides Opening(s) at one or both ends plus “partial” opening(s) on one or both sides General purpose container with ventilation VH Nonmechanical system, vents at lower and upper parts of cargo space Mechanical ventilation system, located internally Mechanical ventilation system, located externally

G0 Gl G2 G3

V

V0 V2 V4

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B

Dry bulk container BU Nonpresurized, box type, closed Nonpresurized, box type, airtight BK Pressurized, horizontal discharge, test pressure 150kPa1) Pressurized, horizontal discharge, test pressure 265kPa Pressurized, tipping discharge, test pressure 150 kPa Pressurized, tipping discharge, test pressure 265kPa Named cargo container SN Livestock carrier Automobile carrier Live fish carrier Thermal container RE Refrigerated, mechanically refrigerated RT Refrigerated and heated, mechanically refrigerated and heated RS Self-powered refrigerated/heated, mechanically refrigerated RS Mechanically refrigerated and heated Thermal container HR Refrigerated and/or heated, with removable equipment located externally; heat transfer coefficient K=0,4W/(m2*K) Refrigerated and/or heated with removable equipment located internally Refrigerated and/or heated with removable equipment located externally; heat transfer coefficient K =0,7W/(m2*K) HI Insulated; heat transfer coefficient K= 0,4W/(m2*K) Insulated; heat transfer coefficient K= 0,7W/(m2*K) Open-top container UT Opening(s) at one or both ends Opening(s) at one or both ends, plus removable top member(s) in end frame(s) Opening(s) at one or both ends, plus opening(s) on one or both sides Opening(s) at one or both ends, plus opening(s) on one or both sides plus removable top member(s) in end frame(s) Opening(s) at one or both ends, plus partial opening on one side and full opening on the other side Complete, fixed side and end walls (no doors) Platform (container) PL Platform (container) Platform-based containers with in complete superstructure: PF Fixed, two complete and fixed ends PF Fixed, fixed posts, either free-standing or with removable top member PC Folding (collapsible), folding complete end structure PC Folding (collapsible), Folding posts, either free-standing or with removable top member Platform-based containers with complete super structure PS Open top, open ends (skeletal)

B0 B1 B3 B4 B5 B6

S

S0 S1 S2

R

R0 RI R2 R3

H

HO HI H2 H5 H6

U

U0 U1 U2 U3 U4 U5

P

P0 P1 P2 P3 P4 P5

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T

Tank container TN For non dangerous liquids, minimum pressure 45kPa TN For non dangerous liquids, minimum pressure 150kPa TN For non dangerous liquids, minimum pressure 265kPa TD For dangerous liquids, minimum pressure 150kPa TD For dangerous liquids, minimum pressure 265kPa TD For dangerous liquids, minimum pressure 40kPa TD For dangerous liquids, minimum pressure 60kPa TG For gases, minimum pressure 910kPa TG For gases, minimum pressure 220 kPa TG For gases, minimum pressure (to be decided) Air/surface container AS

T0 Tl T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 T9

A

A0

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