Shipping Container Dimensions and Sizes 

Shipping container dimensions are the same for every brand of container as they are made to a standardized size so that the same sizes eg. 20' or 40' can be stacked on top each other and on to transport vehicles like trucks, trains and container ships.

Containers are made in various sizes 6', 8', 10', 20', 40' and more. they can be custom made to order in size and variations like additional doors or windows etc and painted a colour of your choice. 


The most commonly used sizes are the 20 foot (6.1 metres) and 40 foot (12.2 metres) 

I have listed detailed dimensions of both sizes below.

The 'High Cube' shipping containers are approx. 300mm or 12" higher than the standard height container therefore excellent and very popular for building a house, workshop etc. 



'Twenty foot containers from several angles'



Shipping Container Dimensions - 6 Metre/20 Foot Containers 

METRIC

6 metre Container

External Length   6056mm
Internal length    5898 mm
External Width    2438 mm
Internal Width    2352 mm
External Height   2592 mm
Internal height    2392mm
Door Opening Width    2340 mm
Door Opening Height   2280 mm
Cubic Capacity   33.2 cu/m
Max Gross Weight 30,480 kg
Tare Weight  2220 kg
Floor Space  13.93m2

6 metre 'High Cube' Container

External Length   6056mm 
Internal length   5898 mm
External Width   2438 mm
Internal Width   2352 mm
External Height   2896 mm
Internal height   2698 mm
Door Opening Width   2340 mm
Door Opening Height   2585 mm
Cubic Capacity   37.5 cu/m
Max Gross Weight  30,480 kg
Tare weight   2340kg
Floor Space 13.93m2


IMPERIAL

20 Foot Container

External Length   19’10″
Internal length    19’3″
External Width     8’0″
Internal Width     7’7″
External Height    8’6″
Internal height     7’9″
Door Opening Width    7’6″
Door Opening Height   7’5″
Cubic Capacity         1,160 cu/feet
Max Gross Weight    67,200 lbs
Tare Weight  4,915 lbs.
Floor Space   150sq ft

20 foot 'High Cube' Container

External Length    19’10″
Internal Length   19’3″
External Width    8’0″
Internal Width   7' 8" 19/32
External Height  9'6"
Internal height   8'10" 1/8"
Door Opening Width    7' 8"1/8"
Door Opening Height    8' 5"3/4"
Cubic Capacity   1318 cu/feet
Max Gross Weight  67,200 lbs
Tare Weight  5180 lbs

Floor Space 150sq ft




'Forty foot shipping container loaded onto a semi truck for delivery'


Shipping Container Dimensions - 12 metre/40 ft container

METRIC

12 Metre Container

External Length 12192mm
Internal length 12032 mm
External Width 2438 mm
Internal Width 2352 mm
External Height 2592 mm
Internal height 2392mm
Door Opening Width 2340 mm
Door Opening Height 2280 mm
Cubic Capacity 66.7 cu/mtr
Max Gross Weight 30,480 kg
Tare Weight 3750 kg
Floor Space 28.33m2

12 Metre 'High Cube' Container

External Length 12192mm
Internal length 12032 mm
External Width 2438 mm
Internal Width 2352 mm
External Height 2896 mm
Internal height   2698mm
Door Opening Width 2340 mm
Door Opening Height 2558 mm
Cubic Capacity   70.4 cu/mtr
Max Gross Weight 30480 kg
Tare Weight  3900 kg
Floor Space 28.33m2

IMPERIAL

40 Ft Container

External Length   40'
Internal length  39'-5 45/64" 
External Width 8’0″
Internal Width 7'-8 19/32" 
External Height    8’6″
Internal height  7'-10 7/32"   
Door Opening Width    7'-8 1/8"
Door Opening Height  7'-5 49/64" 
Cubic Capacity         2,392 cu/feet
Max Gross Weight 67,200 lbs
Tare Weight  8,270 lbs
Floor Space 306 sq ft



40 Ft 'High Cube' Container

External Length 40'
Internal length 39'-5 45/64"
External Width 8’0″
Internal Width 7'-8 19/32"
External Height    9’6″
Internal height   8'-10 7/32"
Door Opening Width 7'-8 1/8"
Door Opening Height  
8'-5 3/4"
Cubic Capacity 2,700 cu/feet
Max Gross Weight 67,200 lbs
Tare Weight 8,600 lbs
Floor Space 306 sq ft






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