Choosing The Right Size Sea Freight Shipping Container 

It’s challenging enough exporting or importing goods overseas, but if your company is involved in shipping goods on a large scale or bulk shipping, then more than likely you will be looking to load shipping containers.

A shipping container is a large steel unit that carries a wide range of different goods and commodities around the world and they come in various shapes and sizes

One important factor when choosing shipping containers is getting the right size.
We suggest you make yourself aware of both the exterior and interior dimensions of the container sizes.
Interior measurements are very important as it will affect how much freight wills actual fit inside the container. Then the right choices will be easy.
 
 
20’Dry Cargo Container
Outside Dimensions
Length:
19'10-1/2"
(6.058 m.)
Width:
8'0"
(2.438 m.)
Height:
8'6"
(2.591 m.)
 
Inside Dimensions
Length:
19'4-3/16"
  (5.897 m.)
Width:
7'8-33/64"
(2.350 m.)
Height:
7'10-11/64"
  (2.392 m.)
 
Door Opening
Width:
7'8-11/64"
(2.341 m.)
Height:
7'5-11/16" 
  (2.278 m.)
 
Capacity
Max.Gross Weight:
52,910 lb.
  (24,000 kg.)
Tare Weight:
4,960 lb. 
(2,250 kg.)
Max. Payload:
47,950 lb.
  (21,750 kg.)
Max. Road Weight:
37,500 lb.
(17,010 kg.)
Cubic Capacity  :
1,170 cu. ft.
(33.2 cu. m.)
 
 
40’Dry Cargo Container

Description: 40’ Dry Cargo Container

Outside Dimensions
Length:
40'0"
(12.192 m.)
Width:
8'0"
(2.438 m.)
Height:
9'6"
(2.896 m.)
 
Inside Dimensions
Length:
39'5"
  (12.033 m.)
Width:
7'8"
(2.345 m.)
Height:
8'9"
  (2.381 m.)
 
Door Opening
Width:
7'8-23/64"
(2.346 m.)
Height:
8'5-49/64"
  (2.281 m.)
 
Capacity
Max.Gross Weight:
79,366 lb.
  (36,000 kg.)
Tare Weight:
10,185 lb.
(4,620 kg.)
Max. Payload:
69,181 lb.
  (31,380 kg.)
Cubic Capacity  :
2,687 cu.ft.
(76.1 cu. m.)
 
 
40' REFRIGERATED (REEFER) CONTAINER
Outside Dimensions
Length:
40'0"
(12.192 m.)
Width:
8'0"
(2.438 m.)
Height:
8'6"
(2.591 m.)
 
Inside Dimensions
Length:
37'11"
(11.557 m.)
Width:
7'6"
(2.286 m.)
Height:
7'4"
(2.240 m.)
 
Door Opening
Width:
7'6"
(2.286 m.)
Height:
7'4"
  (2.240 m.)
 
Capacity
Max.Gross Weight:
67,200 lb
(30,480 kg.)
Tare Weight:
9,590 lb
(4,350 kg.)
Max. Payload:
57,610 lb
(26,130 kg.)
Cubic Capacity  :