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Definition: Freight container


Article of transport equipment:

1. of a permanent nature and accordingly strong enough to be suitable for repeated use;

2. specially designed to facilitate the carriage of goods by one or more modes of transport, without intermediate reloading;

3. fitted with devices permitting its ready handling, particularly its transfer from one mode of transport to

4. so designed as to be easy to fill and empty;

5. having a length of 20 feet or more. Commission Decision of 4 March 2005 implementing Council Directive 95/64/EC
European Union, Directive 2009/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 on statistical returns in respect of carriage of goods and passengers by sea (Recast)