In the initial stage of container transportation, the structure and specifications of the container houses are different, which affects the international circulation of container house. It is urgent to formulate international general standards for containers in order to facilitate the development of container transportation.
Standardization of containers not only improves the versatility and interchangeability of containers as a common transportation unit in sea, land and air transportation, but also improves the safety and economy of container transportation, and promotes the development of international container multimodal transport. Shipping container home is a very good example.
At the same time, the standardization of containers also provides the basis for the selection, design and manufacture of the carrying and loading and unloading machinery of containers, thus making container transportation a cohesive, specialized, and efficient transport system. Container standards are divided according to the scope of use, there are four international standards, national standards, regional standards and company standards.