Container Guide

Please find below a handy guide to container capacities. Please note that we can accommodate for all types of shipping requirements outside these standard dimensions.
For a precise and detailed container loading plan please call our shipping team on +44 (0)1293 554620 who can access our loading programmes.

STANDARD

Inside Length Inside Width Inside Height Door Width Door Height Cubic Capacity Tare Weight Max Payload
20′ Standard 19’4″ 7’8″ 7’10″ 7’8″ 7’6″ 1,172cft 4,916lbs 47,900Ibs
5.900m 2.350m 2.393m 2.342m 2.280m 33.2cbm 2,230kg 21,770kg
40′ Standard 39’5″ 7’8″ 7’10″ 7’8″ 7’6″ 2390cft 8,160lbs 59,040lbs
12.036m 2.350m 2.392m 2.340m 2.280m 67.7cbm 3,700kg 26,780kg
40′ High Cube 39’5″ 7’8″ 8’10″ 7’8″ 8’5″ 2,694cft 8,750lbs 58,450lbs
12.036m 2.350m 2.697m 2.338m 2.585m 76.3cbm 3,970kg 26,510kg

REEFER

Inside Length Inside Width Inside Height Door Width Door Height Cubic Capacity Tare Weight Max Payload
20′ Reefer 17’8″ 7’5″ 7’5″ 7’5″ 7’3″ 1,000cft 7,040lbs 45,760Ibs
5.425m 2.275m 2.260m 2.258m 2.216m 28.3cbm 3,200kg 20,800kg
40′ Reefer 37’8″ 7’5″ 7’2″ 7’5″ 7’0″ 2,040cft 10,780lbs 56,276lbs
11.493m 2.270m 2.197m 2.282m 2.155m 57.8cbm 4,900kg 25,580kg
40′ High Cube 37’11″ 7’6″ 8’2″ 7’6″ 8’0″ 2,344cft 9,900lbs 57,561lbs
11.557m 2.294m 2.500m 2.294m 2.440m 66.6cbm 4,500kg 25,980kg

OPEN TOP

Inside Length Inside Width Inside Height Door Width Door Height Cubic Capacity Tare Weight Max Payload
20′ Open Top 19’4″ 7’7″ 7’8″ 7’6″ 7’2″ 1,136cft 5,280lbs 47,620Ibs
5.894m 2.311m 2.354m 2.286m 2.184m 32.2cbm 2,400kg 21,600kg
40′ Open Top 39’5″ 7’8″ 7’8″ 7’8″ 7’5″ 2,350cft 8,490lbs 58,710lbs
12.038m 2.350m 2.345m 2.341m 2.274m 65.5cbm 3850kg 26,630kg

FLAT RACK

Inside Length Inside Width Inside Height Door Width Door Height Cubic Capacity Tare Weight Max Payload
20′ Flat Rack 18’5″ 7’3″ 7’4″ 5,578lbs 47,333Ibs
5.620m 2.200m 2.233m 2,530kg 21,470kg
40′ Flat Rack 39’7″ 6’10″ 6’5″ 12,081lbs 85,800lbs
12.080m 2.438m 2.103m 5800kg 39,000kg

CONTAINER TYPES AND USES

End Loading, fully enclosed

  • Basic intermodal container
  • End doors
  • Suitable for general cargo
  • No environmental control
Side loading, fully enclosed

  • Equipped with side doors
  • Ideal for rail transportation (access)
Open Top

  • For heavy, bulky, unwieldy items
  • Use where doors not practical
  • Most equipped with fabric covers
  • Options for removable hatch type cover or detachable metal roof
Ventilated

  • Ventilating ports on ends or sides
  • Use for heat generating cargo
  • Protection from condensation
  • Options for powered air-circulation
  • Vents baffled to prevent water penetration
Insulated

  • For maximum protection from rapid or sudden temperature changes
  • Available vented or non-ventilated
  • Heating systems for special applications
Refrigerated

  • Insulated and temperature controlled
  • Built in refrigeration system
  • Powered by electricity or fuel generator
  • Used primarily for foods
Liquid Bulk

  • For use with hazardous and non-hazardous liquids
Dry Bulk

  • For use with dry chemicals and grains
Flat Rack

  • Available in a range of sizes and models
  • Used for bulky items from timber through to machinery and vehicles
  • Options include removable sides
Auto

  • For vehicular transportation
  • Available enclosed or open
Livestock

  • Specifically designed for the transportation of livestock
Sea Shed

  • For shipping heavy and outsized equipment including military
  • “Work-through” floor construction can reduce unloading time
High Cube

  • For high volume/low weight cargo
  • Heights to 9.5′ and lengths to a maximum of 48 feet
  • Options include removable sides
Garment

  • With special tie downs and internal ceiling fittings
  • Handles hanging garments