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Container dimensions

The most common container dimensions are mentioned below. Please, note that measurements might vary depending on shipping line. 

  • 20' Dry Freight Container
  • 40' Dry Freight Container
  • 20' Open Top Container
  • 40' Open Top Container
  • 20' Flat Rack Container
  • 40' Flat Rack Container
  • 40' High Cube Container
  • 45' High Cube Container
  • 40' Reefer Container
  • 40' High Cube Reefer Container
  • 45' High Cube Reefer Container

20' Dry Freight Container

Interior Dimensions:  Length: 19'5", 5.919m
Width: 7'8", 2.340m
Height: 7'9.5", 2.380m  
Door Opening:
 
Width: 7'6", 2.286m
Height: 7'5.5", 2.278m  
Tare Weight:  4,189lbs, 1,900kg  
Cubic Capacity:  1,165 cubic ft., 33.0cbm  
Payload:  48,721lbs, 22,100kg  


40' Dry Freight Container

Interior Dimensions:  Length: 39'6.5", 12.051m
Width: 7'8", 2.340m
Height: 7'9.5", 2.380m  
Door Opening:
 
Width: 7'6", 2.286m
Height: 7'5.5", 2.278m  
Tare Weight:  6,799lbs, 3,084kg  
Cubic Capacity:  2,377 cubic ft., 67.3cbm  
Payload:  60,401lbs, 27,397kg  


20' Open Top Container

Interior Dimensions:  Length: 19'5", 5.919m
Width: 7'8", 2.340m
Height: 7'6", 2.286m  
Door Opening:
 
Width: 7'6", 2.286m
Height: 7'4.5", 2.251m  
Tare Weight:  4,793lbs, 2.174 kg  
Cubic Capacity:  1,116 cubic ft., 31.6cbm  
Top Opening:  Length: 17'9.5", 5.425m
Width: 7'1", 2.222m  
Payload:  48,117lbs, 21,826kg  


40' Open Top Container

Interior Dimensions:  Length:39'6" , 12.043m
Width: 7'8", 2.338m
Height: 7'5 1/4", 2.272m  
Door Opening:
 
Width: 7'5.5", 2.279m
Height: 7'5 1/4", 2.272m  
Tare Weight:  9,480lbs, 4,300kg  
Cubic Capacity:  2,260 cubic ft., 64.0cbm  
Top Opening:  Length: 38', 11.585m
Width: 7'1", 2.272m  
Payload:  57,720lbs, 26,181kg  


20’ Flat Rack Container

Interior Dimensions:  Length: 18'8.5", 5.702m
Width: 8', 2.438m
Height: 7'7.5", 2.327m  
Tare Weight:  5,137lbs, 2,330kg  
Payload:  47,773lbs, 21,670kg  


40’ Flat Rack Container

Interior Dimensions:  Length: 38'9 1/4", 11.820m
Width: 7'6", 2.148m
Height: 6'10.5", 2.095m  
Tare Weight:  11,596lbs, 5,260kg  
Payload:  55,600lbs, 25,220kg  


40’ High Cube Container

Interior Dimensions:  Length: 39'6.5", 12.056m
Width: 7'8 1/4", 2.347m
Height: 8'9.5", 2.684m  
Door Opening:
 
Width: 7'8", 2.340m
Height: 8'5 3/4", 2.585m  
Tare Weight:  6,393lbs, 2,900kg  
Cubic Capacity:  2,684 cubic ft., 76.0cbm  
Payload:  65,256lbs, 29,600kg  


45’ High Cube Container

Interior Dimensions:  Length: 44'6.5", 13.582m
Width: 7'8 1/4", 2.347m
Height: 8'10", 2.690m  
Door Opening:
 
Width: 7'8", 2.340m
Height: 8'5 3/4", 2.585m  
Tare Weight:  9,061lbs, 4,110kg  
Cubic Capacity:  3,026 cubic ft., 85.7cbm  
Payload:  62,589lbs, 28,390kg  


40’ Reefer Container

Interior Dimensions:  Length: 36'9", 11.207m
Width: 7'4", 2.246m
Height: 7'2", 2.183m  
Door Opening:
 
Width: 7'3", 2.216m
Height: 7'2", 2.183m  
Tare Weight:  10,141lbs, 4,600kg  
Cubic Capacity:  1,940 cubic ft., 54.9cbm  
Payload:  57,059lbs, 25,881kg  

40’ High Cube Reefer Container

Interior Dimensions:  Length: 37'11", 11.557m
Width: 7'6", 2.286m
Height: 8'2", 2.491m  
Door Opening:
 
Width: 7'6", 2.286m
Height: 8'.5", 2.454m  
Tare Weight:  9,524lbs, 4,320kg  
Cubic Capacity:  2,324 cubic ft., 65.8cbm  
Payload:  62,126lbs, 28,180kg  


45’ High Cube Reefer Container

Interior Dimensions:  Length: 42'11 3/4", 13.102m
Width: 7'6 1/4", 2.294m
Height: 8'2 3/4", 2.509m  
Door Opening:
 
Width: 7'6 1/8", 2.290m
Height: 8'1 1/8", 2.467m  
Tare Weight:  11,464lbs, 5,200kg  
Cubic Capacity:  2,663 cubic ft., 75.4 cbm  
Payload:  60,186lbs, 27,300kg  


Last modified: 01.02.2014

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