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Monday, 9 February 2015

ISO 6346

ISO 6346 is an international standard covering the coding, identification and marking of intermodal (shipping) containers used within containerized intermodal freight transport

The standard establishes a visual identification system for every container that includes a unique serial number (with check digit), the owner, a country code, a size, type and equipment category as well as any operational marks. 

The standard is managed by the International Container Bureau (BIC).

Here you can find a very useful page on wikipedia. 

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