Markings on a container – what do they mean..??

All of you have seen the markings on a container, specially the door.. Ever thought what they signify..?? See the image below to find out.. For those of you that might have not seen a container upfront, below is what it looks like.. If you want to download it, here’s it in a pdf format..

I presume the explanations shown are simple enough to understand except for maybe the CSC, ACEP certifications.. This i will cover in another post.. If you are unclear about anything, please do let me know or leave a comment..

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  1. Forgot to tell you also those codes are only marked on the sides of the containers only to be visbile when stacked on rails from each side.

  2. hey mate, i came across this marking on a container, but have no clue about what its supposed to mean.



    • Hi Parth, must be honest i haven’t come across it before.. Where was it marked and which line/leaseco container was it..??

    • Hi

      Those markings are for the railroads use, UIC (Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer). An organization primarily of European railroad that establishes standards for container transport on member railroads.

      ic/80 standes for Deutsche Bahn / German Railways
      ic/81 standes for Österreichische Bundesbahnen / Austrian Federal Railways.

      if you need the full codes email me.

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