Modern container shipping was established in 1955 by Malcolm McLead, a trucker from North Carolina (USA) when he realized it would be simpler and quicker to transport entire truck trailers with their cargo still inside. This idea revolutionized the entire cargo transportation and trade system to our days.
The container or intermodal transport unit is defined as “a large box that goods are placed in so that they can be moved from one place to another on a ship, airplane, train, or truck”. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2015)
Containers are made in accordance with the regulations established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000 and their characteristics will depend on the type of content that is going to be shipped. Here there is a short description of the most frequent varieties:
With more than 27 years of experience bringing a comprehensive management to its clients, Veconinter does not just lead the processes of invoicing and collection related to the management of the containers, but also through a highly qualified and professional staff that offers services of inspections, insurance policies, and equipment control. Under any scenario, Veconinter has become the best solution for the maritime industry.
Venezolana de Control Intermodal is a corporation founded in 1988, specialized in the administrative management of billing and collection for the maritime industry that offers an integrated operational process to intermodal equipment. The organization has operations in more than 14 countries and serves as a reference for the sector, based on its technological innovation, quality processes and total satisfaction of the clients. Veconinter works with the ten of the largest shipping lines worldwide.For more information go to: http://www.veconinter.com/ Sources: https://www2.nykline.com/liner/container_specifications/index.php http://www.uk.dsv.com/sea-freight/sea-containers KEYWORDS : CONTAINER, ISO 9000, DRY VAN, MARITIME INDUSTRY, SERVICES, INVOICING AND COLLECTION