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How are shipping containers transported?

There are different ways to transport containers.

Sea and inland water ways:

Shipping containers can be stacked on a container ships for overseas transport or on smaller coastal barges through the inland water way network.


Various types of trucks such as flatbeds, tilt-beds, roll-offs, and landolls can be used to move these containers from the depot to its final destination.


Bulk movements can be made from ports to inland depots via rail lines. However, a truck will be needed to move the container to the final destination.