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 LengthInside WidthInside HeightDoor WidthDoor HeightCubic CapacityTare WeightMax Payload
20′ Standard19’4″
5.900m
7’8″
2.350m
7’10″
2.393m
7’8″
2.342m
7’6″
2.280m
1,172cft
33.2cbm
4,916lbs
2,230kg
47,900Ibs
21,770kg
40′ Standard39’5″
12.036m
7’8″
2.350m
7’10″
2.392m
7’8″
2.340m
7’6″
2.280m
2390cft
67.7cbm
8,160lbs
3,700kg
59,040lbs
26,780kg
40′ High Cube39’5″
12.036m
7’8″
2.350m
8’10″
2.697m
7’8″
2.338m
8’5″
2.585m
2,694cft
76.3cbm
8,750lbs
3,970kg
58,450lbs
26,510kg

REEFER

 Inside LengthInside WidthInside HeightDoor WidthDoor HeightCubic CapacityTare WeightMax Payload
20′ Reefer17’8″
5.425m
7’5″
2.275m
7’5″
2.260m
7’5″
2.258m
7’3″
2.216m
1,000cft
28.3cbm
7,040lbs
3,200kg
45,760Ibs
20,800kg
40′ Reefer37’8″
11.493m
7’5″
2.270m
7’2″
2.197m
7’5″
2.282m
7’0″
2.155m
2,040cft
57.8cbm
10,780lbs
4,900kg
56,276lbs
25,580kg
40′ High Cube37’11″
11.557m
7’6″
2.294m
8’2″
2.500m
7’6″
2.338m
8’5″
2.294m
8’0″
2.440m
2,344cft
66.6cbm
4,500kg
25,980kg

OPEN TOP

 Inside LengthInside WidthInside HeightDoor WidthDoor HeightCubic CapacityTare WeightMax Payload
20′ Open Top19’4″
5.894m
7’7″
2.311m
7’8″
2.354m
7’6″
2.286m
7’2″
2.184m
1,136cft
32.2cbm
5,280lbs
2,400kg
47,620Ibs
21,600kg
40′ Open Top39’5″
12.038m
7’8″
2.350m
7’8″
2.345m
7’8″
2.341m
7’5″
2.274m
2,350cft
65.5cbm
8,490lbs
3850kg
58,710lbs
26,630kg

FLAT RACK

 Inside LengthInside WidthInside HeightDoor WidthDoor HeightCubic CapacityTare WeightMax Payload
20′ Flat Rack18’5″
5.620m
7’3″
2.200m
7’4″
2.233m
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5,578lbs
2,530kg
47,333Ibs
21,470kg
40′ Flat Rack39’7″
12.080m
6’10″
2.438m
6’5″
2.103m
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12,081lbs
5800kg
85,800lbs
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