Keeping track of containers
Each container has its own code printed on it which is a set of letters and numbers. Use this website to find out more about the codes printed on containers.
www.bic-code.org/presentation-of-the-bic-codes.html


The code of each container is used in the cargo plan so that the stevedores know which containers need to be moved. 

Some containers have very valuable cargo. They can be fitted with a radio tracking device that can be monitored by satellites. This allows the owner of the cargo to locate the container anywhere in the world.

It does not matter whether the container is on a ship or truck or rail wagon.

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