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Container Types

Standard containers

Standard containers

High-cube containers

High-cube containers

Hard-top containers

Hard-top containers

Open-top containers

Open-top containers

Flatracks

Flatracks

Platforms

Platforms (plats)

Ventilated containers

Ventilated containers

Porthole/Integral Unit

Insulated and
refrigerated containers

Bulk containers

Bulk containers

Tank containers

Tank containers

 

 


Dimensions/weights

The following table shows the weights and dimensions of the three most common types of containers worldwide. The weights and dimensions quoted below are averages. Different manufacture series of the same type of container may slightly vary in actual size and weight.

 

20′ container

40′ container

45′ high-cube container

imperial

metric

imperial

metric

imperial

metric

external dimensions

length

20′ 4″

6.198 m

40′ 0″

12.192 m

45′ 0″

13.716 m

width

8′ 0″

2.438 m

8′ 0″

2.438 m

8′ 0″

2.438 m

height

8′ 6″

2.591 m

8′ 6″

2.591 m

9′ 6″

2.896 m

interior dimensions

length

19′ 4 13/16″

5.898 m

39′ 5 45/64″

12.032 m

44′ 4″

13.556 m

width

7′ 8 19/32″

2.352 m

7′ 8 19/32″

2.352 m

7′ 8 19/32″

2.352 m

height

7′ 9 57/64″

2.385 m

7′ 9 57/64″

2.385 m

8′ 9 15/16″

2.698 m

door aperture

width

7′ 8 1/8″

2.343 m

7′ 8 1/8″

2.343 m

7′ 8 1/8″

2.343 m

height

7′ 5 3/4″

2.280 m

7′ 5 3/4″

2.280 m

8′ 5 49/64″

2.585 m

volume

1,169 ft³

33.1 m³

2,385 ft³

67.5 m³

3,040 ft³

86.1 m³

maximum gross mass

52,910 lb

24,000 kg

67,200 lb

30,480 kg

67,200 lb

30,480 kg

empty weight

5,140 lb

2,330 kg

8,820 lb

4,000 kg

10,580 lb

4,800 kg

net load

47,770 lb

21,670 kg

58,380 lb

26,480 kg

56,620 lb

25,680 kg


Use

20′ heavy tested containers are available for heavy goods (e.g. heavy machinery). These allow a maximum weight of 67,200 lb (30,480 kg), an empty weight of 5,290 lb (2,400 kg) and a net load of 61,910 lb (28,080 kg).