P&ID Logistics Symbols and Their Usage

Pre-drawn logistics symbols represent boxcar, container car, gantry crane, hopper car, locomotive, port crane, tank container, tanker, concrete mixing truck, car, digging machine, tank car, etc. Vector symbols help develop accurate and presentation-quality diagrams and documentations.

A large collection of P&ID logistics symbols are provided in Edraw symbol library. Based on advanced quality and a comprehensive collection of symbols, it provides an exceptional convenience in making piping and instrument diagrams and process flow diagrams.

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Logistics Symbols

The following picture shows a screenshot of the logistics symbol library in Edraw. It has a comprehensive collection of vector P&ID logistics shapes. You will find boxcar, container car, gantry crane, hopper car, locomotive, port crane, tank container, tanker, air plane, packing scale, conveyor, feeder, dumpcart, dump truck, car, digging machine, tank car, etc.

PID Logistics Symbols

Boxcar is a railroad car that is enclosed and generally used to carry general freight.


Container Car is a railroad car designed specifically to hold containers.

Container Car

Hopper Car is a freight car with a permanent roof and a hinged floor sloping to one or more hoppers for discharging contents by gravity.

Hopper Car

Concrete Mixing Truck is a concrete transport truck made to transport and mix concrete up to the construction site.

Concrete Mixing Truck

Tank Car is a type of car designed to transport liquid and gaseous commodities.

Tank Car

How to Use Logistics Symbols

This set of symbols are included in Industrial Automation category of the symbol library. When you start a Distribution P&ID drawing template, the symbol library will open automatically. You can drag a required shape from the library and drop onto the canvas.

The shapes you've got are vector graphics, which are highly customizable.

Shape Scalable

Shapes are allowed to scale up or down in size while keeping high resolution. No blur image anymore.

Logistics Symbol Change Size

Color Changeable

You are able to freely change filling colors to suit your own theme.

Tips: If you want to change the filling color for a part of a shape, first you need to select the sub shape. Click on the sub shape you want to change color for a few times until you successfully select it (there will be a blue selection frame), then you can change this sub shape with a new color, and with other parts unchanged. Or you can ungroup the shape first (go to Home menu, and click Ungroup button), and change the color for any sub shape freely.

Logistics Symbol Change Color

Shape Separable

You are able to pull out the drawing components to create new symbols. To do this, first you need to click Ungroup button to ungroup the shape under Home menu.

Logistics Symbol Separate Shape

To help you better understand piping and instrumentation diagram symbols, you can go to PID examples and PFD examples pages to learn from a wide range of examples.

More Logistics Symbols

More logistics symbols are provided for different needs.

PID Logistics Symbols

Using Logistics Symbols to Design P&ID

In order to help you better understand the application of logistics symbols in P&ID designing, here we provide some complete P&ID examples using logistics symbols.

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