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Shipping Containers

COURSE NO: D06-006
COURSE PROVIDER: Donald Parnell, P.E.
Shipping Containers
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides a comprehensive guide for the inspection of intermodal containers. Intermodal containers are used for the transportation of cargo by land, sea, and air. The containers are typically constructed of steel, aluminum, or fiberglass reinforced plywood (FRP) and can be shipped as individual units or complexed together to form larger structures.


The course provides detailed information on the inspection of containers, including structural components, surface corrosion, interior conditions, and other factors that affect container performance. The guidance is intended to ensure that containers are maintained in good condition, and to identify potential problems that could affect cargo safety and security during transportation.


This 6 PDH online course is applicable to industrial engineers and professionals who are interested in learning more about guidance for the inspection of commercial and military intermodal containers, covering all aspects of container inspection, including structural components, surface corrosion, interior conditions, and other factors that could affect container performance.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with intermodal containers
  • Knowing types of containers and their characteristics
  • Understanding inspection of container structural components, the exterior of the container, and the interior of the container
  • Learning about inspection of container doors, accessories, and container markings
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Shipping Containers”, which is based on the Department of Defense handbook “Guide to Container Inspection for Commercial and Military Intermodal Containers”, publication number MIL-HDBK-138B.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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