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In international trade, sea containers are one of the most commonly used modes of transportation. Understanding the specifications and different shipping container sizes can help you better choose the right container and ensure that the goods reach their destination safely and efficiently during transportation. The following are the specifications and dimensions of different types of international sea containers.

Various shipping container sizes

20ft container: 20GP

Outer dimension is 5.89M×2.35M×2.39M (20ft×8ft×8ft6in);

The internal volume is 5.69M×2.15M×2.19M.

This kind of container is generally equipped with heavy goods, and the gross weight of the goods is generally not allowed to exceed 21 tons, and the volume of goods that can be accommodated is about 28 cubic meters.

shipping container sizes

shipping container sizes

40ft container: 40GP

The outer dimension is 12.09M×2.35M×2.39M (40ft×8ft×8ft6in);

The inner volume is 11.89M×2.15M×2.19M.

This kind of container is generally equipped with light foam cargo, and the gross weight of the distribution is generally not allowed to exceed 24.5 tons, and the volume of the cargo that can be accommodated is about 58 cubic meters.

 

shipping container sizes

shipping container sizes

 

40ft heightened container: 40HC

The outer dimension is 12.09M×2.35M×2.69M (40ft×8ft×9ft6in);

The internal volume is 11.89M×2.15M×2.49M.

This kind of container is also equipped with light foam cargo, and the gross weight of the distribution is also not allowed to exceed 22 tons, and the volume of the cargo that can be accommodated is about 68 cubic meters.

 

shipping container sizes

shipping container sizes

 

45 feet high cabinet: 45HC

The internal volume is 13.58 meters X 2.34 meters X 2.70 meters, the gross weight of the distribution is generally 29 tons, and the volume is 86 cubic meters

The internal volume of each common container type is slightly different depending on the shipping company, but the difference is not significant. For details, please refer to the following:

The outer dimensions are 20 feet X 8 feet X 8 feet 6 inches, referred to as 20 feet container

40 feet X8 feet X8 feet 6 inches, referred to as 40 feet container;

And 40 feet X 8 feet X 9 feet 6 inches more used in recent years, referred to as 40 feet high cabinet.

 

shipping container sizes

shipping container sizes

 

Special shipping container sizes

In addition to standard containers, there are other types of containers such as flat-top containers, open-top containers, tall-plate containers, and refrigerated containers. These container types are usually used to transport special cargo, the following are the specifications and shipping container sizes:

  • Flat container: length 6.058m-12.192m, width 2.438m-2.5m, height 2.591m-2.895m
  • Open top container: length 5.898m-12.192m, width 2.352m-2.437m, height 2.385m-2.591m
  • High board container: length 6.058m-12.192m, width 2.438m, height 2.895m-2.96m
  • Refrigerated container: length 6.058m-12.192m, width 2.438m, height 2.591m-2.896m

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