A container which is installed on the local machine where Cargo executes
A local container points to the location where the container runtime is installed on your hard disk. There is one exception though for Embedded containers such as Jetty which do not require any installation (they only require the right JARs to be in the Cargo execution Classpath).
Local containers are started and stopped in a separate VM and thus can be passed System properties. It's also possible to pass debugging information to them. A local container is always associated with a Local Configuration.