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:  30,480kgs (67,200 lb)

Tare Weight: 2,220 kg (4,890 lb)

Payload: 28, 260 kg (62,310 lb)

External Dimensions:

Length: 6,058mm (19′-10″)

Width: 2,438mm (8′-0″)

Height: 2,591mm

Internal Dimensions:

Length: 5,898mm (19′-2″)

Width: 2,352mm (7′-6″)

Height: 2,393mm (7′-8″)

Door Opening:

Width: 2,352mm (7′-6″)

Height: 2,280mm (7′-4″)

Cube:

Cubic Capacity: 33.2 m3 (1,170 ft.3)

Max Gross Weight: 32.500 kg (71.650lb)

Tare Weight: 3,720 kg (8,200lb)

Payload: 28,780 kg (63,450lb)

External Dimensions:

Length: 2,192 mm (40′-0″)

Width: 2,438 mm (8′-0″)

Height: 2,591 mm (8′-6″)

Internal Dimensions:

Length: 12,032 mm (39′-1″)

Width: 2,352 mm (7′-6″)

Height: 2,393 mm (7′-8″)

Door Opening:

Width: 2,352 mm (7′-6″)

Height: 2,280 mm (7′-4″)

Cube:

Cubic Capacity: 67.7 m3 (2.390 ft.3)

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