Conex – The name given to the ISO shipping container by the U.S. military in the 1970′s.

Corten Steel – also known as Weathering Steel, is steel that due to it’s chemical compositions, exhibits increased resistance to atmospheric corrosion compared to other steel. This is because the steel forms a protective layer on its surface under the influence of the weather.

Hi-Cube Container – A container that is a foot taller than a standard shipping container. (9’6″)

Intermodal Container – is a standardized reusable steel box used for the safe, efficient and secure storage and movement of materials and products within a global containerized intermodal freight transport system.

Intermodal Freight Transport – involves the transportation of freight in an intermodal container or vehicle, using multiple modes of transportation (rail, ship, and truck), without any handling of the freight itself when changing modes.

International Maritime Organization – the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.

ISO container – See Intermodal Container

Shipping Container – See Intermodal Container

Twistlock – rotating connector for securing shipping containers to ships, trains, trucks and to each other when stacking.

Weathering Steel – See Corten Steel