What is a Conex Box

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What is a Conex Box?


Conex Boxes are also known as shipping containers, and are the cargo containers that allow goods to be stored
for transport in trucks, trains and boats, making intermodal transport possible. They are typically used to
transport heavy materials or palletized goods.


This type shipping term was referred to as Container Express and became to be abbreviated as “ConEx.”
Conex became universal and was later used to identify the entire category of shipping containers. Connex is
also an accepted spelling.


Conex is also referred to as shipping container, ISO container, conex box, railroad container, intermodal
container and certain truck trailers. This industry term refers to the International Standards Organization

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