Container Size and Dim's

Size

Interior
Dimensions

Cubic Capacity

Max. Payload
(kg/lbs.)

Standard Containers
Suitable for normal cargo.


20'


19' 5"x7' 8"x7' '9"


1,164 Cu. Ft.
33 Cbm


22,090 kg
48,600 lbs

40'

39' 6"x7' 8"x7' 9"

2328 Cu. Ft.
66 Cbm

27,373 kg
60,350 lbs

High Cube Containers
Specifically for light, voluminous, or over-height cargo.


40'


39' 6"x7' 8"x8' 10"


2684 Cu. Ft
76 Cbm


26,660 kg
58,780 lbs

Open Top Containers
Has a removable tarpaulin. Specifically for over-height cargo.
Allows for e.g. loading by crane.


20'


19’ 5" x 7’ 8" x 7’ 10"


1164 Cu. Ft.
33 Cbm


17,825 kg
39,299 lbs

40'

39’ 6" x 7’ 8" x 7’ 8"

2260 Cu. Ft.
64 Cbm

26,032 kg
57,400 lbs

Flat Rack Containers
Specifically for heavy loads & over-width cargo.
Ideal for "out of gauge" cargo that will not fit inside a container.


20'


19’ 6" x 7’ 10" x 6’ 9"


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21,200 kg
46,740 lbs

40'

39’ 8" x 7’ 10" x 6’ 9"

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25,980 kg
57,270 lbs

Reefer Containers
Specifically for cargo requiring transport at a constant
temperature above or below a freezing point.


20'


17’ 10" x 7’ 5" x 7’ 3"


950 Cu. Ft.
26 Cbm


17,290 kg
38,118 lbs

40'

36’ 9" x 7’ 5" x 7’ 3"

1942 Cu. Ft.
55 Cbm

25,908 kg
57,120 lbs

In addition to the equipment listed above, some steamlines offer "Platform" containers. These are containers without walls or a ceiling – just the floor. Platforms are used only for out of gauge cargo.

Remember that the maximum payload weights listed above do not correspond to the permissible weight limits for road and rail transport. Loaded containers rarely weigh more than 50,000 lbs.

Containers carrying out of gauge, or over-sized cargo are equipped with lashing devises which allow for secure strapping and bracing of the cargo.

Always make sure that containers are free from serious defects like holes, splinters, snags, dents or bulges. All equipment should also be clean and free of residue from previous shipments.