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Shipping Container Dimensions

International shipping is carried out in standardized transport containers. Modern sea freight includes many different types of containers in which you can ship any goods – from bulk grain and raw materials to perishable products.

Shipping container dimensions: what are the sizes to choose?

Sea freight most often includes the following 6 types of containers:

shipping container dimensions 20ft container

20-foot standard container

This type of containers is one of the most popular types of containers intended for the transportation of goods by sea. They are also known as dry shipping containers.

Sea freight in standard transport containers will ensure complete tightness of the transported goods. However, unlike refrigerated container types, they are not equipped with cooling and ventilation systems. If you need a special container – please inform about it when choosing the route of cargo and fill in the application form.

Parameters of a 20-foot standard container

 

Dimensions Length Width Height
Outer 20′ = 6096 mm7′ 9.25″ = 2370 mm8′ 6″ = 2591 mm
Internal 19′ 5.75″ = 5935 mm7′ 8″ = 2335 mm7′ 9.75″ = 2383 mm
Doors 7′ 8″ = 2335 mm7′ 6.25″ = 2292 mm
Weight
Max. gross52910 pounds = 24000 kg
Container 4585 pounds = 2080 kg
Max. loading48325 pounds = 21920 kg
Loading capacity (volume)1197.25 feet3 = 34 m3

shipping container dimensions 40ft container

40-foot standard container

40-foot sea shipping containers are usually made of aluminium or steel and are suitable for all types of cargo. The number of goods you can load into it will largely depend on the characteristics of the transportation route, the nature of the cargo and the specific details of shipment.

 

Parameters of a 40-foot standard container

DimensionsLength Width Height
Outer 40′ = 12192 mm8′ = 2438 mm9′ 6″ = 2895 mm
Internal 39′ 5.25″ = 12022 mm7′ 5.625″ = 2352 mm7′ 10.25″ = 2395 mm
Doors 7′ 8.25″ = 2343 mm7′ 5.75″ = 2280 mm
Weight
Max. gross67,200 pounds = 30,480 kg
Container 8600 pounds = 3900 kg
Max. loading58,600 pounds = 26,580 kg
Load capacity (volume)2392 feet3 = 67.7 m3

40-foot high cube container «High Cube»

40-foot high cube container

Sea container shipping is not complete without high cube containers. They are similar in structure to standard containers, but are higher of them – the maximum height of the high cube container is 2895 mm. Such containers are used for all types of general cargo (bulk carrier), however, they are especially suitable for the transportation of light, bulky and oversized cargo. Delivery of a 40-foot container is also possible by road, but information on this issue should be clarified.

 

Parameters of the 40-foot high cube container

DimensionsLengthWidthHeight
Outer40′ = 12192 mm8′ = 2438 mm9′ 6″ = 2895 mm
Internal39′ 5.25″ = 12022 mm7′ 8.5″ = 2352 mm7′ 8.5″ = 2352 mm
Doors7′ 5.75″ = 2340 mm8′ 5.75″ = 2585 mm
Weight
Max. gross67200 pounds = 30480 kg
Container9150 pounds = 4150 kg
Max. loading58050 pounds = 26330 kg
Loading capacity (volume)2697 ft3 = 76.4 m3

45-foot high cube container

45-foot high cube container

Sea containers, which can vary in size depending on the overall dimensions of the cargo, also suggest a 45-foot container. 45-foot shipping containers are similar in characteristics to 40-foot but more capacious. They transport heavy, consolidated, oversized cargo weighing up to 30 tons.

 

Parameters of the 45-foot high cube container

DimensionsLengthWidthHeight
Outer13742 mm8′ = 2438 mm9′ 6″ = 2895 mm
Internal13582 mm2347 mm2690 mm
Doors7′ 5.75″ = 2340 mm8′ 5.75″ = 2585 mm
Weight
Max. gross32500 kg
Container4110 kg
Max. loading28390 kg
Loading capacity (volume)85.7 m3

20-foot platform container

Shipping container dimensions: what are the type to choose for transporting high loads?

20-foot platform container

Transportation of goods in 20-foot containers implies a high load capacity due to the strong shelving made of steel frame and two end walls, which can be fixed or collapsible. A number of mounting rings for lifting loads are installed on the side rails, corner racks and the floor, some of the containers are also equipped with pockets for loaders.

 

Parameters of a 20-foot platform container

DimensionsLengthWidthHeight
Outer20′ = 6096 mm8′ = 2438 mm8′ 6″ = 2591 mm
Internal18′ 9.4″ = 5727 mm7′ 4.1″ = 2240 mm7′ 1.3″ = 2170 mm
Doors
Weight
Max. gross66140 pounds = 30480 kg
Container500 pounds = 2950 kg
Max. loading60,690 pounds = 27530 kg
Loading capacity (volume)986 ft3 = 27.9 m3

40-foot platform container

40-foot platform container

Shipping by sea also includes 40-foot platform containers. They have s-shaped tunnels on each side and are sometimes equipped with mounting winches with 2 metric tons of straps. Racks may be provided for the transport of certain goods on shelving. Such containers are often used to transport heavy and oversized cargo.

 

Parameters of a 40-foot platform container

Dimensions Length Width Height
Outer 20′ = 6096 mm8′ = 2438 mm8′ 6″ = 2591 mm
Internal 18′ 9.4″ = 5727 mm7′ 4.1″ = 2240 mm7′ 1.3″ = 2170 mm
Doors
Weight
Max. gross66140 pounds = 30480 kg
Container 500 pounds = 2950 kg
Max. loading60,690 pounds = 27530 kg
Loading capacity (volume)986 ft3 = 27.9 m3

shipping container dimensions 20ft foot open top container

20-foot open top container

Container freight involves a 20-foot open top container. The walls of such containers are usually made of corrugated steel, the floor is made of wood. A distinctive feature of open top containers from standard containers is in the roof, which is easily removable, which simplifies the process of packaging and unpacking goods. Such containers are suitable for transportation of oversized cargo.

 

Parameters of a 20-foot open top container

DimensionsLengthWidthHeight
Outer20′ = 6096 mm8′ = 2438 mm8′ 6″ = 2591 mm
Internal19′ 4.3″ = 5902 mm7′ 4.1″ = 2240 mm7′ 8.5″ = 2352 mm
Doors7′ 7.9″ = 2335 mm7′ 4.1″ = 2240 mm
Weight
Max. gross52,910 pounds = 24,000 kg
Container5380 pounds = 2440 kg
Max. loading475,205 pounds = 21560 kg
Loading capacity (volume)1133 ft3 = 32 m3

shipping container dimensions 40ft foot open top container

40-foot open top container

Transportation in a 40-foot container with a folding top is convenient for further unpacking and transportation of cargo. The removable roof provides unobstructed access of loader cranes to the goods. Arches on the roof not only hold the top wall of the container, but also ensure the stability of the entire container.

 

Parameters of a 40-foot open top container

DimensionsLengthWidthHeight
Outer40′ = 12192 mm8′ = 2438 mm8′ 6″ = 2591 mm
Internal139′ 5.2″ = 12021 mm7′ 8.4″ = 2350 mm7′ 7.7″ = 2330 mm
Doors7′ 8″ = 2338 mm7′ 4.1″ = 2240 mm
Weight
Max. gross79370 pounds = 36000 kg
Container9760 pounds = 4430 kg
Max. load69600 pounds = 31570 kg
Loading capacity (volume)2355 ft3 = 66.7 m3

Do you interesting Shipping Container Dimensions and Specifications? Please specify what size and type of container will be suitable for transportation of your goods at our managers by phone +38 0 800 300 577 or leave the order for freight.

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