Shipping Containers Dimensions

Shipping Containers are built to perform like Lego blocks, making them easy to transport and stack. It’s likely you’ll have seen them in action in container storage depots or stacked high onboard container vessels. The standard ISO shipping containers are designed and built in such a way that they can be transported worldwide by a variety of methods, one of the key features that enables them to do this is their size.

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Shipping Container Dimensions

Shipping Containers are built to perform like Lego blocks, making them easy to transport and stack. It’s likely you’ll have seen them in action in container storage depots or stacked high onboard container vessels. The standard ISO shipping containers are designed and built in such a way that they can be transported worldwide by a variety of methods, one of the key features that enables them to do this is their size.

ISO Shipping Containers

All ISO Shipping Containers are 8ft (2,438mm) wide and either 20ft (6,058mm) or 40ft (12,192mm) in length.  Shipping containers can be moved by rail, road and sea and by building the containers to these standard sizes, it allows for the units to be accepted at ports and rail terminals across the globe. Shipping containers are available in two heights, known as standard or high cube. The standard height units are 8ft 6in (2,591mm) and the high cube containers give an extra foot of space at 9ft 6in (2,896mm). Here is a list of some of the standard equipment we carry along with their full dimensions.​

6ft, 8ft and 10ft Standard Container Dimensions

(Please note; the following sizes are based on new build containers, size may vary slightly for used or cut down equipment)

​Description
6ft
8ft
10ft
Max.Gross Weight (KG)
570
6000
10160
​Tare Weight (KG)
Value
950
1300
​Payload (KG)
Value
5050
8860
​Cubic Capacity (cubic metres)
Value
9.28
​15.9
External Length (mm)
1980
2420
2991
External Width (mm)
1950
2170
2438
External Height (mm)
1910
2260
2591
Internal Length (mm)
1800
2280
2831
Internal Width (mm)
1860
2100
2350
Internal Height (mm)
1630
2040
2390
Door Opening Width (mm)
2280
2090
2342
Door Opening Height (mm)
2260
1940
2280
Forklift Pocket
Yes
Yes
Yes

20ft Standard Container Dimensions

Description
Dimensions
Max.Gross Weight (KG)
30480
​Tare Weight (KG)
2155
Payload (KG)
28325
​Cubic Capacity (cubic metres)
33.2
External Length (mm)
6058
​​External Width (mm)
2438
External Height (mm)
2591
Internal Length (mm)
5898
Internal Width (mm)
2350
Internal Height (mm)
2390
Door Opening Width (mm)
2338
​​Door Opening Height (mm)
2280
Forklift Pocket
Yes

20ft High Cube Container Dimensions

Description
Dimensions
Max.Gross Weight (KG)
30480
​Tare Weight (KG)
2360
Payload (KG)
28120
​Cubic Capacity (cubic metres)
37.4
External Length (mm)
6058
​​External Width (mm)
2438
External Height (mm)
2896
Internal Length (mm)
5898
Internal Width (mm)
2350
Internal Height (mm)
2697
Door Opening Width (mm)
2338
​​Door Opening Height (mm)
2585
Forklift Pocket
Yes

40ft Standard Container Dimensions

Description
Dimensions
Max.Gross Weight (KG)
32500
​Tare Weight (KG)
3630
Payload (KG)
26850
​Cubic Capacity (cubic metres)
67.8
External Length (mm)
12192
​​External Width (mm)
2438
External Height (mm)
2591
Internal Length (mm)
12031
Internal Width (mm)
2352
Internal Height (mm)
2395
Door Opening Width (mm)
2340
​​Door Opening Height (mm)
2280
Forklift Pocket
Yes

40ft High Cube Container Dimensions

Description
Dimensions
Max.Gross Weight (KG)
32500
​Tare Weight (KG)
3780
Payload (KG)
26700
​Cubic Capacity (cubic metres)
76.4
External Length (mm)
12192
​​External Width (mm)
2438
External Height (mm)
2896
Internal Length (mm)
12031
Internal Width (mm)
2352
Internal Height (mm)
2700
Door Opening Width (mm)
2340
​​Door Opening Height (mm)
2585
Forklift Pocket
No

20ft Tunnel Container Dimensions

Description
Dimensions
Max.Gross Weight (KG)
30480
​Tare Weight (KG)
2380
Payload (KG)
28325
​Cubic Capacity (cubic metres)
32.8
External Length (mm)
6058
​​External Width (mm)
2438
External Height (mm)
2591
Internal Length (mm)
5844
Internal Width (mm)
2352
Internal Height (mm)
2393
Door Opening Width (mm)
2340
​​Door Opening Height (mm)
2280
Forklift Pocket
Yes

40ft Tunnel Container Dimensions

Description
Dimensions
Max.Gross Weight (KG)
32500
​Tare Weight (KG)
3800
Payload (KG)
26680
​Cubic Capacity (cubic metres)
67.4
External Length (mm)
12192
​​External Width (mm)
2438
External Height (mm)
2591
Internal Length (mm)
11978
Internal Width (mm)
2352
Internal Height (mm)
2393
Door Opening Width (mm)
2340
​​Door Opening Height (mm)
2280
Forklift Pocket
No

20ft Side Opening Container Dimensions

Description
Dimensions
Max.Gross Weight (KG)
2400
​Tare Weight (KG)
3530
Payload (KG)
20470
​Cubic Capacity (cubic metres)
30.4
External Length (mm)
6058
​​External Width (mm)
2438
External Height (mm)
2591
Internal Length (mm)
5898
Internal Width (mm)
2288
Internal Height (mm)
2254
Door Opening Width (mm)
2227
​​Door Opening Height (mm)
2141
Side Door Opening Width (mm)
5821
Side Door Opening Height (mm)
2140
​​Forklift Pocket Width (mm)
360
​​Forklift Pocket Height (mm)
125
​​Forklift Pocket Centre Distance (mm)
2050

 

 

 

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