Container Dimensions

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The following table shows the weights and dimensions of the three most common types of containers used worldwide. The weights and dimensions quoted below are averages and may slightly differ depending on the manufacturing technique and design.
   
20' Container

 
      English Metric
         
  External Dimensions Length: 20' 4" 6.058 m
    Width: 8' 0" 2.438 m
    Height: 8' 6" 2.591 m
         
  Interior Dimensions Length: 19' 4" 5.898 m
    Width: 7' 8" 2.352 m
    Height: 7' 9" 2.385 m
         
  Door Aperture Width: 7" 8" 2.343 m
    Height: 7' 5" 2.280 m
         
  Volume   1169 ft 33.1 m
         
  Max. Gross Mass   52910 lb 24000 kg
         
  Empty Weight   5140 lb 2330 kg
         
  Net Load   47770 lb 21670 kg

 

          
   
40' Container

 
      English Metric
         
  External Dimensions Length: 40' 0" 12.192 m
    Width: 8' 0" 2.438 m
    Height: 8' 6" 2.591 m
         
  Interior Dimensions Length: 39' 5" 12.032 m
    Width 7' 8" 2.352 m
    Height: 7' 9" 2.385 m
         
  Door Aperture Width: 7" 8" 2.343 m
    Height: 7' 5" 2.280 m
         
  Volume   2385 ft 67.5 m
         
  Max. Gross Mass   67200 lb 30480 kg
         
  Empty Weight   8820 lb 4000 kg
         
  Net Load   58380 lb 26480 kg

 

 
   
40' High Cube Container

 
      English Metric
         
  External Dimensions Length: 40' 0" 12.192 m
    Width: 8' 0" 2.438 m
    Height: 9' 6" 2.896 m
         
  Interior Dimensions Length: 39' 6" 12.05 m
    Width: 7' 8" 2.34 m
    Height: 8' 9" 2.67 m
         
  Door Aperture Width: 7" 8" 2.343 m
    Height: 8' 5" 2.57 m
         
  Volume   3040 ft 86.1 m
         
  Max. Gross Mass   67200 lb 30480 kg
         
  Empty Weight   10580 lb 4800 kg
         
  Net Load   56620 lb 25680 kg

 

 
   
NOTE:  All above dimensions have permissible tolerances.  
   
 

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