Shipping Containers Specs

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING CONTAINER MEASUREMENTS:

Exterior Internal Door Openings MAX
Size/Type Length Width Height Length Width Height Height Width Payload
20′ Dry 19′ 10″ 8′ 8′ 6″ 19′ 4″ 7′ 8″ 7′ 9″ 7′ 5″ 7′ 8″ 38,000
40′ Dry 40′ 8′ 8′ 6″ 39′ 5″ 7′ 8″ 7′ 9″ 7′ 5″ 7′ 7″ 43,000
40′ High Cube 40’ 8′ 9′ 6″ 39′ 6″ 7′ 8″ 8′ 9″ 8′ 6″ 7′ 8″ 43,000

 

MEASUREMENTS IN USA UNITS:

Specifications 8X8’6″ Standard 20′ 8X8’6″ Standard 40′ 8X9’6″ 40′ Hi-Cube
Inside Cubic Capacity 32.9 CBM (1,161 CF.) 67 CBM  (2,366 CF.) 75.6 CBM (2,671 CF.)
Maximum Payload 38,000 lbs 43,000 lbs.. 43,000 lbs.
Tare Weight / weight of empty container 5,138 lbs. 9,151 lbs. 9,658 lbs.

Ocean Container Measurements

What is the measurement of one cubic foot (CuFt.)?

One cubic foot (CuFt.) is the measurement of 1 foot high, by 1 foot wide, by 1 foot long, or 12” by 12″ by 12″.

How many cubic feet (CuFt.) are in one cubic meter?

There are 35.2 CuFt. in one cubic meter.

Cargo Container Information

What type of cargo container do you use to pack and ship my household goods?

We offer different sizes of shipping containers, depending on your ocean shipping needs. The 20 foot and 40 foot Ocean shipping containers are the most common.

How do I know if I need a 20′ or 40′ shipping container?

The best way to figure out which size cargo container you need is to complete our free online freight quote or Call (978) 851-0199. A twenty foot cargo container holds about 850 to 1050 cubic feet, and is usually enough space to fit a 1 to 2 bedroom household, or one vehicle with a few small household goods. A forty foot cargo container holds about 1,850 to 2,200 cubic feet, and is typically appropriate for moving 3 to 5 bedroom households, or 1 vehicle and a 2 bedroom household.

Overseas Shipping Tips

Planning: How much time in advance should I plan for overseas shipping?

You should allow a minimum of at least two weeks prior notice for booking international shipping.

Do you offer insurance for my international cargo?

Yes, we can help you with all of your insurance needs for international cargo shipping.

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