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Term of the Road Dictionary

air surface container

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Operations Transport Multimodal Transport
  • Definition : Article of transport equipment having an internal volume of 1 m³ (35,3 ft³) or more, fitted with top and bottom corner fittings, with restraint provisions compatible with an aircraft restraint system, and an entirely flush base bottom to allow handling on roll conveyor cargo handling systems. Notes: 1. The container is primarily intended for transport by air and interchange with surface transport modes (road, rail and sea). 2. Containers of these types have type codes 90 to 99 [EN 14943].