sea van

sea van

[′sē ‚van]
(industrial engineering)
Commercial or government-owned (or leased) shipping containers which are moved via ocean transportation; since wheels are not attached, they must be lifted on and off the ship.
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The readers are used to scan AMS optical memory cards made by LaserCard Corporation to identify the contents of sea van containers and palette shipments.
Eleven huge sea vans mounted on trailers contain the 97-ton shipment of aluminum and titanium sheet and plate stock, bar stock, tubing and extrusions that will be fabricated into parts for the first five MD-90s in the 20-aircraft order.
The trucks, sea vans and shipping arrangements were provided by Deltamax Freight System.