As I remember I read it about 1964 in English.
In Earth's future. One type of space ship, presumably only used for low energy trips in space, perhaps in the asteroid belt, consisted of rectangular wooden boxes (with rocket motors & fuel tanks attached) sort of like old fashioned railroad cars.
I don't remember if they were pressurized or if the passengers had to wear space suits.
If I remember correctly the cover was hard and shiny, and possibly might have been mostly green in color.