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Container Types and Specs

Specifications may vary, so please ensure you confirm container dimensions at the time of booking.

 Standard Containers

 
 20' Dry
Internal Dimensions Door Opening Cubic Capacity Tare Weight Payload

L


W


H
5.9 m
19'4"

2.35 m
7'8"

2.393 m
7'10"


W


H
2.242 m
7'8"

2.28 m
7'6"


33.2 m3
1,172 f3

2,230 kg
4,916 lb

21,770 kg
47,900 lb
 
 40' Dry
         

L


W


H
12.03m
39'5"

2.35 m
7'8"

2.34 m
7'8"


W


H
2.34 m
7'8"

2.28 m
7'6"


67.7 m3
2,390 f3

3,700 kg
8,160 lb

26,780 kg
59,040 lb
 
 40' High Cube Dry
       

L


W


H
12.05m
39'6.5"

2.34 m
7'81/4"

2.684 m
8'9.5"


W


H
2.34 m
7'8"

2.58 m
8'53/4"


76 m3
2,684 f3

2,900 kg
6,393 lb

29,600 kg
65,256 lb
 
 45' High Cube Dry
       

L


W


H
13.58m
44'6.5"

2.34 m
7'81/4"

2.69 m
8'10"


W


H
2.34 m
7'8"

2.58 m
8'53/4"


85.7 m3
3,026 f3

4,110 kg
9,061 lb

28,390 kg
62,589 lb

 Temperature Controlled Containers


  20' Refrigerated
Internal Dimensions Door Opening Cubic Capacity Tare Weight Payload

L


W


H
5.425 m
17'8'

2.275 m
7'5"

2.26 m
7'5"


W


H
2.258 m
7'5"

2.216 m
7'3"


28.3 m3
1,000 f3

3,200 kg
7,040 lb

20,800 kg
45,760 lb

  40' Refrigerated
         

L


W


H
11.493m
37'8"

2.27 m
7'5"

2.197 m
7'2"


W


H
2.282 m
7'5"

2.155 m
7'0"


57.8 m3
2,040 f3

4,900 kg
10,780 lb

25,580 kg
56,276 lb

  40' High Cube Refrigerated
       

L


W


H
11.557m
37'11"

2.294 m
7'6"

2.5 m
8'2"


W


H
2.29 m
7'6"

2.44 m
8'


66.6 m3
2,344 f3

4,500 kg
9,900 lb

25,980 kg
57,561 lb

 Open Top Containers


 20' Open Top
Internal Dimensions Door Opening Tare Weight Payload

L


W


H
5.894 m
19'4"

2.311 m
7'7"

2.354 m
7'8"


W


H
2.286 m
7'6"

2.184 m
7'2"


2,400 kg
5,280 lb

21,600 kg
47,620 lb

 40' Open Top
       

L


W


H
12.02m
39'5"

2.35 m
7'8"

2.345 m
7'8"


W


H
2.34 m
7'8"

2.27 m
7'5"


3,850 kg
8,490 lb

26,630 kg
58,710 lb

 Flatrack Containers


 20' Flatrack
Internal Dimensions Tare Weight Payload

L


W


H
5.62 m
18'5"

2.20 m
8'

2.233 m
7'4"


2,530 kg
5,578 lb

21,470 kg
47,333 lb

 40' Flatrack
     

L


W


H
12.08 m
39'7"

2.43 m
8'

2.103 m
6'5"


5,480 kg
12,081 lb

39,000 kg
85,800 lb

 Platform Containers


 20' Platform
Internal Dimensions   Tare Weight Payload

L


W

6.058 m
19'11"

2.438 m
8'




2,750 kg
6,061 lb

24,000 kg
52,896 lb

 40' Platform
       

L


W

12.18m
40'

2.40 m
8'




5,800 kg
12,783 lb

39,200 kg
86,397 lb

 
 

 
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The Box That Makes
the World Go Round


More than 3,500 cargo ships are sailing the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans today. They are loaded down with about 15 million containers. Like beads lined up on a necklace, these huge vessels ply their transcontinental routes. And their number rises every week. The container market is growing nearly three times as fast as the world economy. If the experts are to be believed, the sky's the limit.

A system of self-propelling factors powers the growth: Globalization drives containerized cargo, and containers fuel globalization. Steel boxes have become the building blocks of the new global economy.

Containers can hold just about anything: frozen beef going from Buenos Aires to Rotterdam, LCD monitors heading from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, and even subway cars being exported from Hamburg to Shanghai. The ships, too, are expanding in tandem. Vessels that accommodate 6,000 to 7,000 standard containers -- or TEUs ("twenty-foot equivalent unit") as they are known in the industry -- are becoming a common sight on the high seas. And designers have already dreamed up huge freighters capable of accommodating 13,000 TEUs.

Container capacity (of ships, ports, etc) is measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU, or sometimes teu). A twenty-foot equivalent unit is a measure of containerized cargo equal to one standard 20 ft (length) × 8 ft (width) × 8.5 ft (height) container. In metric units this is 6.10 m (length) × 2.44 m (width) × 2.59 m (height), or approximately 39 m3.

Most containers today are of the 40-ft variety and thus are 2 TEU. 45 ft containers are also designated 2 TEU. Two TEU are referred to as one forty-foot equivalent unit (FEU). These two terms of measurement are used interchangeably.

"High cube" containers have a height of 9.5 ft (2.9 m), while half-height containers, used for heavy loads, have a height of 4.25 ft (1.3 m).

 
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