Types of shipping containers

Know your shipping container

Ocean containers of various types: the standard 20-foot container, standard 40 ft container, 40 ft container of high capacity, Open Top and Flat Rack. External and internal dimensions, container door dimensions, capacity and max cargo weight.

Types of Shipping Containers

 

 

Types of shipping containers and dimensions

Size Door Openings*
mm
feet/inches
Internal Dimensions*
mm
feet/inches
Volume*
m3
cubic feet
Feet/inches Width Height Length Width Height Capacity
20 standard
20′ X 8′ X 8’6″
2.340
7′ 8″
2.274
7′ 6″
5.896
19′ 4″
2.350
7′ 8″
2.393
7′ 10″
33
1,170
40 standard
40′ X 8′ X 8’6″
2.340
7′ 8″
2.274
7′ 6″
12.032
39′ 6″
2.350
7′ 8″
2.392
7′ 10″
67
2,390
40 High
40′ X 8′ X 9’6″
2.640
7′ 8″
2.577
8′ 6″
12.032
39′ 6″
2.350
7′ 8″
2.697
8′ 10″
76
2,700
45 High
45′ X 8′ X 9’6″
2.340
7′ 8″
2.584
8′ 5″
13.556
44′ 6″
2.347
7′ 8″
2.696
8′ 10″
86
3,055