Standard Shipping Container Specifications


Standard containers or general purpose containers are the most used type of freight containers for all types of general cargo, closed on all four sides they can be supplied with doors at one or both ends and one or both sides depending on the requirements. 20ft and 40ft are the most common container size although they are available in a wide range of other sizes such as; 10ft, 30ft, 45ft and even 53ft from specialist suppliers.

The standardization of cargo containers is regulated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and this ensures containers can be stacked most efficiently, literally one on top of another. Although freight containers are manufactured around the world they are built to specific ISO specifications to enable the efficient and easy intermodal transportation of goods across the globe. Containers are also available specially designed for certain types of cargo such as ‘garmentainers’ which are standard containers fitted with string, a bar system or a combination of both, these containers are designed to hold garments neatly and allow for increased flexibility and load capacity meaning savings on transportation and handling costs.

Container Specifications

Max Gross Weight:  32500 kg

Tare Weight: 2,300 kg

Payload: 30,200 kg

Internal Dimensions:

Length: 5900 CMS

Width: 235 CMS

Height: 239 CMS 

Door Opening:

Width: 235 CMS

Height: 229 CMS

Max Gross Weight: 32.500 kg

Tare Weight: 3,700 kg

Payload: 28,800 kg

Internal Dimensions:

Length: 1,200 CMS

Width: 235 CMS

Height: 239 CMS

Door Opening:

Width: 234 CMS

Height: 229 CMS