What size do cargo containers come in?

What size do cargo containers come in?

The most common two sizes of shipping containers sold in North America are 20 foot and 40 foot units. The measurement is the length of the unit. All containers transported by cargo ship need to be fixed width of 8 feet. The only exception is 53ft containers, which are made to rail standards.

How big is a 40 feet container?

40′ Shipping Container Dimensions

Internal 40 Foot Container Dimensions
Type of Container Height Length
Internal 40 Foot Container Dimensions
Standard 40′ Shipping Container Height 7ft. 10in. Length 39ft. 6in.
High Cube 40′ Shipping Container Height 8ft. 9in. Length 39ft. 6in.

What is the biggest shipping container size?

The world’s largest capacity container ship has set off on its maiden voyage. Measuring 400 m (1,312 ft) in length and 58.6 m (192 ft) wide – or the size of four soccer fields for those more familiar with that alternative unit of measurement – the CSCL Globe can carry 19,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) shipping containers.

What is the average size of a shipping container?

An average shipping container measures 40 feet long by eight feet wide by eight feet tall, or 320 square feet.

What are the dimensions of a 40 foot container?

The dimensions of a 40-foot container are: Exterior Dimensions (in feet): 40’ long x 8’ wide x 8’ 6” high Exterior Dimensions (in meters): 12.19m long x 2.44m wide x 2.59m high.

What are the inside dimensions of a shipping container?

The most common type of shipping container is a standard 20 ft container, with an interior volume of 1,169 cubic ft (33.10 m3) and outside dimensions as follow: Imperial: 19ft 10.4″ long x 8ft wide x 8.5ft tall. Metric: 6.058 m long x 2.438 m wide x 2.591 m tall.