ISO container standards

Here are a list of ISO container standards, which regulate many aspects of freight containers:


  • ISO 668 - Freight containers - Classification, dimensions and ratings 
  • ISO 830 - Freight containers - Terminology
  • ISO 6346 - Freight containers - Coding, identification and marking
  • ISO 1161 - Freight containers - Corner fittings - Specification
  • ISO 1496 - Freight containers - Specification and testing
  • ISO 2308 - Hooks for lifting freight containers of up to 30 tons capacity - Basic requirements
  • ISO 3874 - Freight containers - Handling and securing
  • ISO 6346:1995 – Freight containers - Coding, identification and marking
  • ISO 8323 - Freight containers - Air/surface (intermodal) 
  • general purpose containers - Specification and tests
  • ISO 9669 - Freight containers - Interface connections for tank containers
  • ISO 9711 - Freight containers - Information related to containers on board vessels
  • ISO 9897 - Container equipment data exchange (CEDEX)
  • ISO 10368 - Freight thermal containers - Remote condition monitoring
  • ISO 10374 - Freight containers - Automatic identification

Also, below are summary of international conventions regulating freight containers:

  • CSC - International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972 
  • TIR - International Road Transport Convention 
  • UIC - Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer - the international organisation of railway companies

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