When goods are exported and shipped across the globe, they get to pass through numerous stages of carriage before they finally get to reach their final destinations. During this lengthy journey, the goods will get to spend a considerable amount of time on every single terminal that they get to pass through as different terminals have different stages of inspections.
All container terminals are most of the times built next to or adjacent to the ports where the ships dock when they stop in order to unload all the cargoes that they are carrying. The container terminals give the provision of creating a transport link for the vehicles that bring the containers in to the port and those that come to take the containers away after they have reached their destinations.
When need be, there will be some secluded areas for storage purposes which is known as the containers stack where all containers are kept first until they are picked by correct handlers when all the needed paper work are handed in. In this era, very many goods get transported in the containers over water bodies as it has proven to be easier and reliable.
The containers are large rectangular boxes made of steel. These containers always have at the very end and are very easily stacked on top of each other safely due to their regular shapes. These containers get to protect all the goods that are being transported as the solid construction makes sure that all the precious cargo is kept in shape.
Goods that are transported in these vary from computer hardware parts to bicycles, vehicles, kitchen appliances, toys, televisions, tools to other white goods. The specific ships that carry all these containers over the oceans are very big. Others get to reach three hundred and sixty metres in length. The containers themselves vary in length. Others are two point two metres but get to go up to sixteen metres in length depending on the goods being transported in them.
The containers get unloaded from the container ships and carried to the shore by use of huge gigantic cranes. Other goods are moved directly from the ship to the shore while others are carried to the container stack for clearance depending on the type of goods and the paper work involved for them to be cleared.