Shipping Container Dimensions & sizes

Containers are built to standardised dimensions, and can be loaded and unloaded, stacked, transported efficiently over long distances, and transferred from one mode of transport to another without being opened. Below are the weight and dimensions of our most commonly used containers.

Details of other types of containers are available upon request which include: 45' High Cube, Hardtop, Flat, Ventilated, Refrigerated and Tank Containers.

20' General Purpose Container

  • Suitable for any general cargo.
  • Containers may be equipped with liner bags suitable for bulk cargo, e.g. malt.
  • Fork-lift pockets for loaded containers.
  • Floor Height 170 mm - 5mm (Ground level to interior floor surface).
  • Various lashing devices on the top and bottom longitudinal rails and the corner posts.
  • Lashing devices have a load of 1000 kg (2 205 lbs) each.
Size feet / inches Door openings
mm
feet / inches
Internal dimensions
mm
feet / inches
Weight
kg
lb
Volume
m3
cubic feet
Width Height Length Width Height Max gross Tare Max payload
20 standard
20' x 8' x 8'6"
2,339
7' 8 1/16"
2,274
7' 5 1/2"
5,896
19' 4 1/8"
2,350
7' 8 1/2"
2,393
7' 10 3/16"
30,480
67,200
2,280
5,030
28,200
62,170
33
1,165

40' General Purpose Container

  • Suitable for any general cargo.
  • Containers may be equipped with liner bags suitable for bulk cargo, e.g. malt.
  • Fork-lift pockets for loaded containers.
  • Floor Height 170 mm - 5mm (Ground level to interior floor surface).
  • 21 lashing rings on each top longitudinal particularly suitable for the transport of hanging garment equipment. Lashing devices have a permissible load of 1000 kg (2 205 lbs) each.
Size feet / inches Door openings
mm
feet / inches
Internal dimensions
mm
feet / inches
Weight
kg
lb
Volume
m3
cubic feet
Width Height Length Width Height Max gross Tare Max payload
40 standard
40' x 8' x 8'6"
2,340
7' 8 1/8"
2,274
7' 5 1/2"
12,032
39' 5 11/16"
2,350
7' 8 1/2"
2,393
7' 10 3/16"
32,500
71,650
3,700
8,157
28,800
63,493
67
2,366

40' High Cube Container

  • Especially for voluminous cargo.
  • Numerous lashing devices on the top and bottom longitudinal rails and the cornerposts.
  • Lashing devices have a permissible load of 1000 kg (2 205 lbs) each.
  • Consider overheight for inland transportation.
  • Floor Height 170 mm - 5mm (Ground level to interior floor surface).
Size feet / inches Door openings
mm
feet / inches
Internal dimensions
mm
feet / inches
Weight
kg
lb
Volume
m3
cubic feet
Width Height Length Width Height Max gross Tare Max payload
40 high
40' x 8' x 9'6"
2,340
7' 8 1/8"
2,577
8' 5 7/16"
12,032
39' 5 11/16"
2,350
7' 8 1/2"
2,697
8' 10 1/8"
32,500
71,650
3,880
8,554
28,620
63,100
76
2,684

20' Open Top Container

  • Especially for overheight cargo, loading from top side e.g. by crane, loading from door side e.g. with cargo hanging from overhead tackle.
  • Floor Height 170 mm - 5mm (Ground level to interior floor surface).
  • Door header can be swung out on all open top containers.
  • Fork-lift pockets for loaded containers.
  • Numerous lashing devices on the top and bottom longitudinal rails and the corner posts.
Size feet / inches Internal dimensions
mm
feet / inches
Door openings
mm
feet / inches
Top opening
mm
feet / inches
Weight
kg
lb
Length Width Heigh Width Height Length Width Max gross Max payload
20 open top
20' x 8' x 8'6"
5,919
19' 5"
2,346
7' 8 5/16"
2,286
7' 6"
2,286
7'6"
2,253
7' 4 11/16"
5,490
18' 1/16"
2,223
7' 3 1/2"
30,480
67,196
28,000
61,728

40' Open Top Container

  • Especially for overheight cargo, loading from top side e.g. by crane, loading from door side e.g. with cargo hanging from overhead tackle.
  • Floor Height 170 mm - 5mm (Ground level to interior floor surface).
  • Door header can be swung out on all open top containers.
  • Fork-lift pockets for loaded containers.
  • Numerous lashing devices on the top and bottom longitudinal rails and the corner posts.
Size feet / inches Internal dimensions
mm
feet / inches
Door openings
mm
feet / inches
Top opening
mm
feet / inches
Weight
kg
lb
Length Width Heigh Width Height Length Width Max gross Max payload
40 open top
40' x 8' x 8'6"
12,192
40'
2,338
7' 8"
2,289
7' 6 1/16"
2,289
7' 6 1/16"
2,253
7' 4 11/16"
11,810
38' 8 25/26"
2,223
7' 3 1/2"
32,700
72,090
28,700
63,272