Identifier
UNECERec21
Agency
UN/ECE
Version
Revision 9e-2012
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Codes
1A
Drum, steel
1B
Drum, aluminium
1D
Drum, plywood
1F
Container, flexible

A packaging container of flexible construction.

1G
Drum, fibre
1W
Drum, wooden
2C
Barrel, wooden
3A
Jerrican, steel
3H
Jerrican, plastic
43
Bag, super bulk

A cloth plastic or paper based bag having the dimensions of the pallet on which it is constructed.

44
Bag, polybag

A type of plastic bag, typically used to wrap promotional pieces, publications, product samples, and/or catalogues.

4A
Box, steel
4B
Box, aluminium
4C
Box, natural wood
4D
Box, plywood
4F
Box, reconstituted wood
4G
Box, fibreboard
4H
Box, plastic
5H
Bag, woven plastic
5L
Bag, textile
5M
Bag, paper
6H
Composite packaging, plastic receptacle
6P
Composite packaging, glass receptacle
7A
Case, car

A type of portable container designed to store equipment for carriage in an automobile.

7B
Case, wooden

A case made of wood for retaining substances or articles.

8A
Pallet, wooden

A platform or open-ended box, made of wood, on which goods are retained for ease of mechanical handling during transport and storage.

8B
Crate, wooden

A receptacle, made of wood, on which goods are retained for ease of mechanical handling during transport and storage.

8C
Bundle, wooden

Loose or unpacked pieces of wood tied or wrapped together.

AA
Intermediate bulk container, rigid plastic
AB
Receptacle, fibre

Containment vessel made of fibre used for retaining substances or articles.

AC
Receptacle, paper

Containment vessel made of paper for retaining substances or articles.

AE
Aerosol
AF
Pallet, modular, collars 80cms * 60cms

Standard sized pallet of dimensions 80 centimeters by 60 centimeters (cms).

AG
Pallet, shrinkwrapped

Pallet load secured with transparent plastic film that has been wrapped around and then shrunk tightly.

AH
Pallet, 100cms * 110cms

Standard sized pallet of dimensions 100centimeters by 110 centimeters (cms).

AI
Clamshell
AJ
Cone

Container used in the transport of linear material such as yarn.

AL
Ball

A spherical containment vessel for retaining substances or articles.

AM
Ampoule, non-protected
AP
Ampoule, protected
AT
Atomizer
AV
Capsule
B4
Belt

A band use to retain multiple articles together.

BA
Barrel
BB
Bobbin
BC
Bottlecrate / bottlerack
BD
Board
BE
Bundle
BF
Balloon, non-protected
BG
Bag

A receptacle made of flexible material with an open or closed top.

BH
Bunch
BI
Bin
BJ
Bucket
BK
Basket
BL
Bale, compressed
BM
Basin
BN
Bale, non-compressed
BO
Bottle, non-protected, cylindrical

A narrow-necked cylindrical shaped vessel without external protective packing material.

BP
Balloon, protected
BQ
Bottle, protected cylindrical

A narrow-necked cylindrical shaped vessel with external protective packing material.

BR
Bar
BS
Bottle, non-protected, bulbous

A narrow-necked bulb shaped vessel without external protective packing material.

BT
Bolt
BU
Butt
BV
Bottle, protected bulbous

A narrow-necked bulb shaped vessel with external protective packing material.

BW
Box, for liquids
BX
Box
BY
Board, in bundle/bunch/truss
BZ
Bars, in bundle/bunch/truss
CA
Can, rectangular
CB
Crate, beer
CC
Churn
CD
Can, with handle and spout
CE
Creel
CF
Coffer
CG
Cage
CH
Chest
CI
Canister
CJ
Coffin
CK
Cask
CL
Coil
CM
Card

A flat package usually made of fibreboard from/to which product is often hung or attached.

CN
Container, not otherwise specified as transport equipment
CO
Carboy, non-protected
CP
Carboy, protected
CQ
Cartridge

Package containing a charge such as propelling explosive for firearms or ink toner for a printer.

CR
Crate
CS
Case
CT
Carton
CU
Cup
CV
Cover
CW
Cage, roll
CX
Can, cylindrical
CY
Cylinder
CZ
Canvas
DA
Crate, multiple layer, plastic
DB
Crate, multiple layer, wooden
DC
Crate, multiple layer, cardboard
DG
Cage, Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool (CHEP)
DH
Box, Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool (CHEP), Eurobox

A box mounted on a pallet base under the control of CHEP.

DI
Drum, iron
DJ
Demijohn, non-protected
DK
Crate, bulk, cardboard
DL
Crate, bulk, plastic
DM
Crate, bulk, wooden
DN
Dispenser
DP
Demijohn, protected
DR
Drum
DS
Tray, one layer no cover, plastic
DT
Tray, one layer no cover, wooden
DU
Tray, one layer no cover, polystyrene
DV
Tray, one layer no cover, cardboard
DW
Tray, two layers no cover, plastic tray
DX
Tray, two layers no cover, wooden
DY
Tray, two layers no cover, cardboard
EC
Bag, plastic
ED
Case, with pallet base
EE
Case, with pallet base, wooden
EF
Case, with pallet base, cardboard
EG
Case, with pallet base, plastic
EH
Case, with pallet base, metal
EI
Case, isothermic
EN
Envelope
FB
Flexibag

A flexible containment bag made of plastic, typically for the transportation bulk non-hazardous cargoes using standard size shipping containers.

FC
Crate, fruit
FD
Crate, framed
FE
Flexitank

A flexible containment tank made of plastic, typically for the transportation bulk non-hazardous cargoes using standard size shipping containers.

FI
Firkin
FL
Flask
FO
Footlocker
FP
Filmpack
FR
Frame
FT
Foodtainer
FW
Cart, flatbed

Wheeled flat bedded device on which trays or other regular shaped items are packed for transportation purposes.

FX
Bag, flexible container
GB
Bottle, gas

A narrow-necked metal cylinder for retention of liquefied or compressed gas.

GI
Girder
GL
Container, gallon

A container with a capacity of one gallon.

GR
Receptacle, glass

Containment vessel made of glass for retaining substances or articles.

GU
Tray, containing horizontally stacked flat items

Tray containing flat items stacked on top of one another.

GY
Bag, gunny

A sack made of gunny or burlap, used for transporting coarse commodities, such as grains, potatoes, and other agricultural products.

GZ
Girders, in bundle/bunch/truss
HA
Basket, with handle, plastic
HB
Basket, with handle, wooden
HC
Basket, with handle, cardboard
HG
Hogshead
HN
Hanger

A purpose shaped device with a hook at the top for hanging items from a rail.

HR
Hamper
IA
Package, display, wooden
IB
Package, display, cardboard
IC
Package, display, plastic
ID
Package, display, metal
IE
Package, show
IF
Package, flow

A flexible tubular package or skin, possibly transparent, often used for containment of foodstuffs (e.g. salami sausage).

IG
Package, paper wrapped
IH
Drum, plastic
IK
Package, cardboard, with bottle grip-holes

Packaging material made out of cardboard that facilitates the separation of individual glass or plastic bottles.

IL
Tray, rigid, lidded stackable (CEN TS 14482:2002)

Lidded stackable rigid tray compliant with CEN TS 14482:2002.

IN
Ingot
IZ
Ingots, in bundle/bunch/truss
JB
Bag, jumbo

A flexible containment bag, widely used for storage, transportation and handling of powder, flake or granular materials. Typically constructed from woven polypropylene (PP) fabric in the form of cubic bags.

JC
Jerrican, rectangular
JG
Jug
JR
Jar
JT
Jutebag
JY
Jerrican, cylindrical
KG
Keg
KI
Kit

A set of articles or implements used for a specific purpose.

LE
Luggage

A collection of bags, cases and/or containers which hold personal belongings for a journey.

LG
Log
LT
Lot
LU
Lug

A wooden box for the transportation and storage of fruit or vegetables.

LV
Liftvan

A wooden or metal container used for packing household goods and personal effects.

LZ
Logs, in bundle/bunch/truss
MA
Crate, metal

Containment box made of metal for retaining substances or articles.

MB
Bag, multiply
MC
Crate, milk
ME
Container, metal

A type of containment box made of metal for retaining substances or articles, not otherwise specified as transport equipment.

MR
Receptacle, metal

Containment vessel made of metal for retaining substances or articles.

MS
Sack, multi-wall
MT
Mat
MW
Receptacle, plastic wrapped

Containment vessel wrapped with plastic for retaining substances or articles.

MX
Matchbox
NA
Not available
NE
Unpacked or unpackaged
NF
Unpacked or unpackaged, single unit
NG
Unpacked or unpackaged, multiple units
NS
Nest
NT
Net
NU
Net, tube, plastic
NV
Net, tube, textile
OA
Pallet, CHEP 40 cm x 60 cm

Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool (CHEP) standard pallet of dimensions 40 centimeters x 60 centimeters.

OB
Pallet, CHEP 80 cm x 120 cm

Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool (CHEP) standard pallet of dimensions 80 centimeters x 120 centimeters.

OC
Pallet, CHEP 100 cm x 120 cm

Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool (CHEP) standard pallet of dimensions 100 centimeters x 120 centimeters.

OD
Pallet, AS 4068-1993

Australian standard pallet of dimensions 115.5 centimeters x 116.5 centimeters.

OE
Pallet, ISO T11

ISO standard pallet of dimensions 110 centimeters x 110 centimeters, prevalent in Asia - Pacific region.

OF
Platform, unspecified weight or dimension

A pallet equivalent shipping platform of unknown dimensions or unknown weight.

OK
Block

A solid piece of a hard substance, such as granite, having one or more flat sides.

OT
Octabin

A standard cardboard container of large dimensions for storing for example vegetables, granules of plastics or other dry products.

OU
Container, outer

A type of containment box that serves as the outer shipping container, not otherwise specified as transport equipment.

P2
Pan

A shallow, wide, open container, usually of metal.

PA
Packet

Small package.

PB
Pallet, box Combined open-ended box and pallet
PC
Parcel
PD
Pallet, modular, collars 80cms * 100cms

Standard sized pallet of dimensions 80 centimeters by 100 centimeters (cms).

PE
Pallet, modular, collars 80cms * 120cms

Standard sized pallet of dimensions 80 centimeters by 120 centimeters (cms).

PF
Pen

A small open top enclosure for retaining animals.

PG
Plate
PH
Pitcher
PI
Pipe
PJ
Punnet
PK
Package

Standard packaging unit.

PL
Pail
PN
Plank
PO
Pouch
PP
Piece

A loose or unpacked article.

PR
Receptacle, plastic

Containment vessel made of plastic for retaining substances or articles.

PT
Pot
PU
Tray
PV
Pipes, in bundle/bunch/truss
PX
Pallet

Platform or open-ended box, usually made of wood, on which goods are retained for ease of mechanical handling during transport and storage.

PY
Plates, in bundle/bunch/truss
PZ
Planks, in bundle/bunch/truss
QA
Drum, steel, non-removable head
QB
Drum, steel, removable head
QC
Drum, aluminium, non-removable head
QD
Drum, aluminium, removable head
QF
Drum, plastic, non-removable head
QG
Drum, plastic, removable head
QH
Barrel, wooden, bung type
QJ
Barrel, wooden, removable head
QK
Jerrican, steel, non-removable head
QL
Jerrican, steel, removable head
QM
Jerrican, plastic, non-removable head
QN
Jerrican, plastic, removable head
QP
Box, wooden, natural wood, ordinary
QQ
Box, wooden, natural wood, with sift proof walls
QR
Box, plastic, expanded
QS
Box, plastic, solid
RD
Rod
RG
Ring
RJ
Rack, clothing hanger
RK
Rack
RL
Reel

Cylindrical rotatory device with a rim at each end on which materials are wound.

RO
Roll
RT
Rednet

Containment material made of red mesh netting for retaining articles (e.g. trees).

RZ
Rods, in bundle/bunch/truss
SA
Sack
SB
Slab
SC
Crate, shallow
SD
Spindle
SE
Sea-chest
SH
Sachet
SI
Skid

A low movable platform or pallet to facilitate the handling and transport of goods.

SK
Case, skeleton
SL
Slipsheet

Hard plastic sheeting primarily used as the base on which to stack goods to optimise the space within a container. May be used as an alternative to a palletized packaging.

SM
Sheetmetal
SO
Spool

A packaging container used in the transport of such items as wire, cable, tape and yarn.

SP
Sheet, plastic wrapping
SS
Case, steel
ST
Sheet
SU
Suitcase
SV
Envelope, steel
SW
Shrinkwrapped

Goods retained in a transparent plastic film that has been wrapped around and then shrunk tightly on to the goods.

SY
Sleeve
SZ
Sheets, in bundle/bunch/truss
T1
Tablet

A loose or unpacked article in the form of a bar, block or piece.

TB
Tub
TC
Tea-chest
TD
Tube, collapsible
TE
Tyre

A ring made of rubber and/or metal surrounding a wheel.

TG
Tank container, generic

A specially constructed container for transporting liquids and gases in bulk.

TI
Tierce
TK
Tank, rectangular
TL
Tub, with lid
TN
Tin
TO
Tun
TR
Trunk
TS
Truss
TT
Bag, tote

A capacious bag or basket.

TU
Tube
TV
Tube, with nozzle

A tube made of plastic, metal or cardboard fitted with a nozzle, containing a liquid or semi-liquid product, e.g. silicon.

TW
Pallet, triwall

A lightweight pallet made from heavy duty corrugated board.

TY
Tank, cylindrical
TZ
Tubes, in bundle/bunch/truss
UC
Uncaged
UN
Unit

A type of package composed of a single item or object, not otherwise specified as a unit of transport equipment.

VA
Vat
VG
Bulk, gas (at 1031 mbar and 15°C)
VI
Vial
VK
Vanpack

A type of wooden crate.

VL
Bulk, liquid
VO
Bulk, solid, large particles (“nodules”)
VP
Vacuum-packed
VQ
Bulk, liquefied gas (at abnormal temperature/pressure)
VN
Vehicle

A self-propelled means of conveyance.

VR
Bulk, solid, granular particles (“grains”)
VS
Bulk, scrap metal

Loose or unpacked scrap metal transported in bulk form.

VY
Bulk, solid, fine particles (“powders”)
WA
Intermediate bulk container

A reusable container made of metal, plastic, textile, wood or composite materials used to facilitate transportation of bulk solids and liquids in manageable volumes.

WB
Wickerbottle
WC
Intermediate bulk container, steel
WD
Intermediate bulk container, aluminium
WF
Intermediate bulk container, metal
WG
Intermediate bulk container, steel, pressurised > 10 kpa
WH
Intermediate bulk container, aluminium, pressurised > 10 kpa
WJ
Intermediate bulk container, metal, pressure 10 kpa
WK
Intermediate bulk container, steel, liquid
WL
Intermediate bulk container, aluminium, liquid
WM
Intermediate bulk container, metal, liquid
WN
Intermediate bulk container, woven plastic, without coat/liner
WP
Intermediate bulk container, woven plastic, coated
WQ
Intermediate bulk container, woven plastic, with liner
WR
Intermediate bulk container, woven plastic, coated and liner
WS
Intermediate bulk container, plastic film
WT
Intermediate bulk container, textile with out coat/liner
WU
Intermediate bulk container, natural wood, with inner liner
WV
Intermediate bulk container, textile, coated
WW
Intermediate bulk container, textile, with liner
WX
Intermediate bulk container, textile, coated and liner
WY
Intermediate bulk container, plywood, with inner liner
WZ
Intermediate bulk container, reconstituted wood, with inner liner
XA
Bag, woven plastic, without inner coat/liner
XB
Bag, woven plastic, sift proof
XC
Bag, woven plastic, water resistant
XD
Bag, plastics film
XF
Bag, textile, without inner coat/liner
XG
Bag, textile, sift proof
XH
Bag, textile, water resistant
XJ
Bag, paper, multi-wall
XK
Bag, paper, multi-wall, water resistant
YA
Composite packaging, plastic receptacle in steel drum
YB
Composite packaging, plastic receptacle in steel crate box
YC
Composite packaging, plastic receptacle in aluminium drum
YD
Composite packaging, plastic receptacle in aluminium crate
YF
Composite packaging, plastic receptacle in wooden box
YG
Composite packaging, plastic receptacle in plywood drum
YH
Composite packaging, plastic receptacle in plywood box
YJ
Composite packaging, plastic receptacle in fibre drum
YK
Composite packaging, plastic receptacle in fibreboard box
YL
Composite packaging, plastic receptacle in plastic drum
YM
Composite packaging, plastic receptacle in solid plastic box
YN
Composite packaging, glass receptacle in steel drum
YP
Composite packaging, glass receptacle in steel crate box
YQ
Composite packaging, glass receptacle in aluminium drum
YR
Composite packaging, glass receptacle in aluminium crate
YS
Composite packaging, glass receptacle in wooden box
YT
Composite packaging, glass receptacle in plywood drum
YV
Composite packaging, glass receptacle in wickerwork hamper
YW
Composite packaging, glass receptacle in fibre drum
YX
Composite packaging, glass receptacle in fibreboard box
YY
Composite packaging, glass receptacle in expandable plastic pack
YZ
Composite packaging, glass receptacle in solid plastic pack
ZA
Intermediate bulk container, paper, multi-wall
ZB
Bag, large
ZC
Intermediate bulk container, paper, multi-wall, water resistant
ZD
Intermediate bulk container, rigid plastic, with structural equipment, solids
ZF
Intermediate bulk container, rigid plastic, freestanding, solids
ZG
Intermediate bulk container, rigid plastic, with structural equipment, pressurised
ZH
Intermediate bulk container, rigid plastic, freestanding, pressurised
ZJ
Intermediate bulk container, rigid plastic, with structural equipment, liquids
ZK
Intermediate bulk container, rigid plastic, freestanding, liquids
ZL
Intermediate bulk container, composite, rigid plastic, solids
ZM
Intermediate bulk container, composite, flexible plastic, solids
ZN
Intermediate bulk container, composite, rigid plastic, pressurised
ZP
Intermediate bulk container, composite, flexible plastic, pressurised
ZQ
Intermediate bulk container, composite, rigid plastic, liquids
ZR
Intermediate bulk container, composite, flexible plastic, liquids
ZS
Intermediate bulk container, composite
ZT
Intermediate bulk container, fibreboard
ZU
Intermediate bulk container, flexible
ZV
Intermediate bulk container, metal, other than steel
ZW
Intermediate bulk container, natural wood
ZX
Intermediate bulk container, plywood
ZY
Intermediate bulk container, reconstituted wood
ZZ
Mutually defined