Size and Type Code
Size and Type Lookup Tool
- Standard dry van
- High cube dry van
- Open top
- Flat rack
This information is mandatory.
When displayed on the container, the size and type codes shall be used as a whole.
Size code designation
The two alphanumeric characters used to designate the size code of the container are chosen as follows:
- First character, representing the length, see link to table 1;
- Second character, representing the width and height, see link to table 2
Type code designation (ISO 6346 AMENDMENT 3)
The third characters gives the codes to identify the container type and other characteristics related to its type.
Warning: new container type code using an alpha character in the 4th position of the size-type code indicates a container of reduced strength. (See detailed type code ‘b’). see link to table 3
You can also access the container size and type code information via an API ( for direct system integration) using BIC’s BoxTech – Global Container Database.