ISO 6346 Layout

ISO 6346 defines the placement of the owner code, equipment category identifier, serial number, check digit and size and type code on shipping containers. The preferred layout is shown in Figure 1 below. Where constructional features of the container dictate, other defined layouts may be used.

Four layouts are shown here using example container number ABZU0012343 with size and type code 22G1.

Figure 1 - preferred horizontal layout ISO 6346 preferred horizontal layout Figure 2 - preferred vertical layout ISO 6346 preferred vertical layout Figure 3 - alternative horizontal layout ISO 6346 preferred alternative layout Figure 4 - alternative vertical layout ISO 6346 alternative vertical layout