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Container Types & Dimensions

The following table shows the weights and dimensions of the three most common types of containers world-wide. The weights and dimensions quoted below are averages, different manufacturers of the same type of container may vary slightly in actual size and weight.

Standard 20'

inside length inside width inside height door width door height capacity tare weight maxi cargo
19'4" 7'8" 7'10" 7'8" 7'6" 1,172CuFt 4,916lbs 47,900lbs
5.900m 2.350m 2.393m 2.342m 2.280m 33.2CBM 2,230Kg 21,770Kg

Standard 40'

inside length inside width inside height door width door height capacity tare weight maxi cargo
39'5" >7'8" 7'10"> 7'8" 7'6" 2,390CuFt 8,160lbs 59,040lbs
12.036m 2.350m 2.392m 2.340m 2.280m 67.7CBM 3,700Kg 26,780Kg

High Cube 40'

inside length inside width inside height door width door height capacity tare weight maxi cargo
39'5" 7'8" 8'10" 7'8" 8'5" 2,694CuFt 8,750lbs 58,450lbs
12.036m 2.350m 2.697m 2.338m 2.565m 76.3CBM 3,970Kg 26,510Kg

Open Top 20'

inside length inside width inside height door width door height capacity tare weight maxi cargo
19'4" 7'7" 7'8" 7'6" 7'2" 1,136CuFt 5,280lbs 47,620lbs
5.894m 2.311m 2.354m 2.286m 2.184m 32.23CBM 2,400Kg 21,600Kg

Open Top 40

inside length inside width inside height door width door height capacity tare weight maxi cargo
39'5" 7'8" 7'8" 7'8" 7'5" 2,350CuFt 8,490lbs 58,710lbs
12.028m 2.350m 2.345m 2.341m 2.274m 65.5CBM 3,850Kg 26,630Kg

Reefer 20'

inside length inside width inside height door width door height capacity tare weight maxi cargo
17'8" 7'5" 7'5" 7'5" 7'3" 1,000CuFt 7,040lbs 45,760lbs
5.425m 2.275m 2.260m 2.258m 2.216m 28.3CBM 3,200Kg 20,800Kg

Reefer 40'

inside length inside width inside height door width door height capacity tare weight maxi cargo
37'8" 7'5" 7'2" 7'5" 7'0" 2,040CuFt 10,780lbs 56,276lbs
11.493m 2.270m 2.197m 2.282m 2.155m 57.8CBM 4,900Kg 25,580Kg

Reefer High Cube 40'

inside length inside width inside height door width door height capacity tare weight maxi cargo
37'11" 7'6" 8'2" 7'6" 8'0" 2,344CuFt 9,900lbs 57,761lbs
11.557m 2.294m 2.500m 2.294m 2.440m 66.6CBM 4,500Kg 25,980Kg

Flatrack Containers 20'

inside length inside width inside height door width door height capacity tare weight maxi cargo
18'5" 7'3" 7'4" - - - 5,578lbs 47,333lbs
5.620m 2.200m 2.233m - - - 2,530Kg 21,470Kg

Flatrack Containers 40'

inside length inside width inside height door width door height capacity tare weight maxi cargo
39'7" 6'10" 6'5" - - - 12,081lbs 85,800lbs
12.080m 2.438m 2.103m - - - 5,480Kg 39,000Kg

Flatrack Collapsible 20'

inside length inside width inside height door width door height capacity tare weight maxi cargo
18'6" 7'3" 7'4" - - - 6,061lbs 61,117lbs
5.618m 2.208m 2.233m - - - 2,750Kg 17,730Kg

Flatrack Collapsible 40'

inside length inside width inside height door width door height capacity tare weight maxi cargo
39'7" 6'10" 6'5" - - - 12,081lbs 85,800lbs
12.080m 2.126m 2.043m - - - 5,800Kg 39,000Kg

Platform 20'

inside length inside width inside height door width door height capacity tare weight maxi cargo
19'11" 8'0" 7'4" - - - 6,061lbs 52,896lbs
6.058m 2.438m 2.233m - - - 2,750Kg 24,000Kg

Platform 40'

inside length inside width inside height door width door height capacity tare weight maxi cargo
40'0" 8'0" 6'5" - - - 12,783lbs 86,397lbs
12.180m 2.400m 1.950m - - - 5,800Kg 39,200Kg