Shipping Container Types
Shipping Container Types
20 FT STANDARD
20 FT HIGH CUBE
40 FT STANDARD
40 FT HIGH CUBE
45 FT HIGH CUBE
20 FT OPEN TOP
40 FT OPEN TOP
20 FT FLAT RACK
40 FT FLAT RACK
20 FT COLLAPSIBLE FLAT RACK
40FT COLLAPSIBLE FLAT RACK
20 FT PLATFORM
40 FT PLATFORM
20 FT REFRIGERATED "REEFER"
40 FT REFRIGERATED "REEFER"
20 FT BULK
20 FT TANK
20 FT STANDARD 20 Ft Standard Shipping Container Size
20 FT HIGH CUBE 20 Ft Standard Shipping Container Size
40 FT STANDARD 40 Ft Standard Shipping Container Size
40 FT HIGH CUBE 40 Ft HC High Cube Shipping Container Size
45 FT HIGH CUBE 45 Ft HC High Cube Shipping Container Size
20 FT OPEN TOP 20 Ft Open Top Container Size
40 FT OPEN TOP 40 Ft Open Top Container Size
20 FT FLAT RACK 20 Ft Flat Rack Container Size
40 FT FLAT RACK 40 Ft Flat Rack Container Size
20 FT COLLAPSIBLE FLAT RACK 20 40 Ft Collapsible Flat Rack Container Size
40FT COLLAPSIBLE FLAT RACK 20 40 Ft Collapsible Flat Rack Container Size
20 FT PLATFORM 20 40 Ft Platform Container Size
40 FT PLATFORM 20 40 Ft Platform Container Size
20 FT REFRIGERATED "REEFER" 20 Ft Refrigerated Reefer Container Size
40 FT REFRIGERATED "REEFER" 40 Ft Refrigerated Reefer Container
20 FT BULK 20 Ft Bulk Container
20 FT TANK 20 Ft Tank Container

20 FT STANDARD

20 Ft Standard Shipping Container Size
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal Length 5.89 m 19.32 ft
Internal Width 2.35 m 7.70 ft
Internal Height 2.39 m 7.84 ft
Door Opening Width 2.34 m 7.67 ft
Door Opening Height 2.28 m 7.48 ft
Cubic Capacity 33.08 m³ 1 168.26 ft³
Tare Weight 2 250 kg 4 960.40 lbs
Payload Capacity 28 230 kg 62 236.49 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 30 480 kg 67 196.89 lbs

20 ft Standard Shipping Container Dimensions & Description

The Standard 20ft container is one of the most widely used containers in the world to transport ocean freight goods. As a dry storage container, it is completely closed and hermetically sealed. It is not equipped with cooling nor ventilation systems like the refrigerated and ventilated containers.

On its floor base, the 20 ft standard shipping container can hold up to 10 standard pallets or 11 euro pallets. Because the price per square foot is more expensive than a Standard 40ft container, they are generally ideal to transport high-density weighty cargo rather than voluminous cargo.

  • It exists a wide range of standard 20ft standard containers:
  • Single Door Opening Container: With one set of double doors at one end of the container
  • Double Door Opening Container: With one set of double doors at one end of the container
  • Side Door Opening Container: with a set of double doors at one or each end + a set of doors over the entire length of one side of the container.
  • Full Side Access Container: with sets of double doors on all four sides and ends of the container

A specific 20ft standard dry cargo container also exists, named 20ft Pallet Wide Container, that is 4 inches (10.2 cm) wider. Thanks to its extra length, it allows the stowage off more pallets by eliminating the unused space that can occur in a standard width container.

20 ft Standard Container Side Door with Load
20 ft Standard Container Single Door Open with Load
20 ft Standard Container Single Door

20 FT HIGH CUBE

20 Ft Standard Shipping Container Size
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal Length 5.89 m 19.32 ft
Internal Width 2.35 m 7.70 ft
Internal Height 2.69 m 8.82 ft
Door Opening Width 2.34 m 7.67 ft
Door Opening Height 2.59 m 8.46 ft
Cubic Capacity 37.23 m³ 1 314.90 ft³
Tare Weight 2 300 kg 5 070.63 lbs
Payload Capacity 28 180 kg 62 126.26 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 30 480 kg 67 196.89 lbs

20 ft High Cube Container Dimensions & Description

20 ft High Cube Open Side Container
20 ft High Cube Container Full Side Access
20 Ft High Cube Container Double Side Door

40 FT STANDARD

40 Ft Standard Shipping Container Size
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal Length 12.03 m 39.46 ft
Internal Width 2.35 m 7.70 ft
Internal Height 2.39 m 7.84 ft
Door Opening Width 2.34 m 7.67 ft
Door Opening Height 2.28 m 7.48 ft
Cubic Capacity 67.56 m³ 2 386.11 ft³
Tare Weight 3 780 kg 8 333.47 lbs
Payload Capacity 26 700 kg 58 863.42 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 30 480 kg 67 196.89 lbs

40 ft Standard Shipping Container Dimensions & Description

40 ft Standard Container Single Side Door Open
40 ft Standard Container Single Side Door with Load

40 FT HIGH CUBE

40 Ft HC High Cube Shipping Container Size
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal Length 12.03 m 39.46 ft
Internal Width 2.35 m 7.70 ft
Internal Height 2.69 m 8.82 ft
Door Opening Width 2.34 m 7.67 ft
Door Opening Height 2.59 m 8.46 ft
Cubic Capacity 76.04 m³ 2 685.62 ft³
Tare Weight 4 020 kg 8 862.58 lbs
Payload Capacity 26 460 kg 58 863.42 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 30 480 kg 67 196.89 lbs

40 ft High Cube Shipping Container Dimensions & Description

40 ft High Cube Container Single Side Door with load
40 ft High Cube Container Single Side Door

45 FT HIGH CUBE

45 Ft HC High Cube Shipping Container Size
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal Length 13.55 m 44.45 ft
Internal Width 2.35 m 7.70 ft
Internal Height 2.69 m 8.82 ft
Door Opening Width 2.34 m 7.67 ft
Door Opening Height 2.59 m 8.46 ft
Cubic Capacity 85.90 m³ 3 033.53 ft³
Tare Weight 4 820 kg 10 626.28 lbs
Payload Capacity 27 860 kg 61 420.79 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 32 500 kg 71 650.23 lbs

45 ft High Cube Shipping Container Dimensions & Description

20 FT OPEN TOP

20 Ft Open Top Container Size
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal Length 5.89 m 19.32 ft
Internal Width 2.35 m 7.70 ft
Internal Height 2.32 m 7.61 ft
Door Opening Width 2.34 m 7.67 ft
Door Opening Height 2.26 m 7.41 ft
Cubic Capacity 33.08 m³ 1 168.26 ft³
Tare Weight 2 250 kg 4 960.40 lbs
Payload Capacity 28 230 kg 62 236.49 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 30 480 kg 67 196.89 lbs

20 ft Open Top Shipping Container Dimensions & Description

40 FT OPEN TOP

40 Ft Open Top Container Size
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal Length 12.03 m 39.46 ft
Internal Width 2.35 m 7.70 ft
Internal Height 2.32 m 7.61 ft
Door Opening Width 2.34 m 7.67 ft
Door Opening Height 2.26 m 7.41 ft
Cubic Capacity 65.5 m³ 2 313.13 ft³
Tare Weight 3 810 kg 8 399.61 lbs
Payload Capacity 26 670 kg 58 797.28 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 30 480 kg 67 196.89 lbs

40 ft Open Top Shipping Container Dimensions & Description

20 FT FLAT RACK

20 Ft Flat Rack Container Size
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal Length 5.64 m 18.50 ft
Internal Width 2.44 m 8.01 ft
Internal Height 2.23 m 7.33 ft
Tare Weight 2 740 kg 6 040.67 lbs
Payload Capacity 31 260 kg 68 916.50 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 34 000 kg 74957.17 lbs

20 ft Flat Rack Shipping Container Dimensions & Description

20 Ft Flat Rack with Load

40 FT FLAT RACK

40 Ft Flat Rack Container Size
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal Length 12.08 m 39.63 ft
Internal Width 2.44 m 8.01 ft
Internal Height 2.23 m 7.33 ft
Tare Weight 4 900 kg 10 802.65 lbs
Payload Capacity 40 100 kg 88 405.37 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 45 000 kg 99 208.02 lbs

40 ft Flat Rack Shipping Container Dimensions & Description

20 FT COLLAPSIBLE FLAT RACK

20 40 Ft Collapsible Flat Rack Container Size
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal Length 5.64 m 18.50 ft
Internal Width 2.44 m 8.01 ft
Internal Height 2.23 m 7.33 ft
Tare Weight 2 740 kg 6 040.67 lbs
Payload Capacity 31 260 kg 68 916.50 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 34 000 kg 74 957.17 lbs

20 ft Collapsible Flat Rack Shipping Container Dimensions & Description

40FT COLLAPSIBLE FLAT RACK

20 40 Ft Collapsible Flat Rack Container Size
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal Length 12.08 m 39.63 ft
Internal Width 2.44 m 8.01 ft
Internal Height 2.23 m 7.33 ft
Tare Weight 4 900 kg 10 802.65 lbs
Payload Capacity 40 100 kg 88 405.37 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 45 000 kg 99 208.02 lbs

40 ft Collapsible Flat Rack Shipping Container Dimensions & Description

20 FT PLATFORM

20 40 Ft Platform Container Size
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal Length 6.06 m 19.88 ft
Internal Width 2.44 m 8.01 ft
Tare Weight 2 520 kg 5 555.64 lbs
Payload Capacity 27 960 kg 61 641.24 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 30 480 kg 67 196.89 lbs

20 ft Platform Container Shipping Container Dimensions & Description

40 FT PLATFORM

20 40 Ft Platform Container Size
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal LInternal Heightength 12.19 m 39.99 ft
Internal Width 2.44 m 8.01 ft
Tare Weight 5700 kg 12 566.34 lbs
Payload Capacity 39300 kg 86 641.66 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 45000 kg 99 208.01 lbs

40 ft Platform Container Shipping Container Dimensions & Description

20 FT REFRIGERATED "REEFER"

20 Ft Refrigerated Reefer Container Size
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal Length 5.45 m 17.88 ft
Internal Width 2.29 m 7.51 ft
Internal Height 2.26 m 7.41 ft
Door Opening Width 2.28 m 7.48 ft
Door Opening Height 2.25 m 7.38 ft
Cubic Capacity 28.20 m³ 996.09 ft³
Tare Weight 3 080 kg 6 790.23 lbs
Payload Capacity 27 400 kg 60 406.65 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 30 480 kg 67 196.89 lbs

20 ft Refrigerated Container Shipping Container Dimensions & Description

20 ft Reefer Container Open

40 FT REFRIGERATED "REEFER"

40 Ft Refrigerated Reefer Container
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal Length 11.84 m 38.85 ft
Internal Width 2.29 m 7.51 ft
Internal Height 2.26 m 7.41 ft
Door Opening Width 2.28 m 7.48 ft
Door Opening Height 2.25 m 7.38 ft
Cubic Capacity 57.76 m³ 2 039.70 ft³
Tare Weight 4 889 kg 10778.40 lbs
Payload Capacity 25 526 kg 23762.30 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 30 415 kg 67053.60 lbs

40 ft Refrigerated Shipping Container Dimensions & Description

40 ft Reefer Container Transparent View
40 ft Reefer Container doors
40 ft Reefer Container Side View

20 FT BULK

20 Ft Bulk Container
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal Length 5.89 m 19.35 ft
Internal Width 2.35 m 7.71 ft
Internal Height 2.37 m 7.76 ft
Door Opening Width 2.34 m 7.69 ft
Door Opening Height 2.28 m 7.48 ft
Cubic Capacity 32.80 m³ 1 158.32 ft³
Tare Weight 2 190 kg 4 828.12 lbs
Payload Capacity 28 290 kg 62 368.77 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 30 480 kg 67 196.90 lbs

20 ft Bulk Shipping Container Dimensions & Description

20 ft Bulk Container Opened

20 FT TANK

20 Ft Tank Container
Dimensions METRIC IMPERIAL
Internal Length 6.06 m 19.87 ft
Internal Width 2.44 m 8.01 ft
Internal Height 2.59 m 8.50 ft
Volume 24 000 L 6 340.13 gal
Tare Weight 3 550 kg 7 826.41 lbs
Payload Capacity 28 480 kg 62 787.65 lbs
Max Cargo Weight 36 000 kg 79 366.41 lbs

20 ft Tank Shipping Container Dimensions & Description

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