Known as a container used for handling, storing and shipping goods from one place to another, a shipping container uses durable materials that can withstand the usual weight of cargos. There are various types of the container, which include intermodal freight containers, corrugated box, insulated shipping containers and unit load device. The dimensions of these containers are different. To know more about the container, it is best to start with learning the standard shipping container dimensions.
40’ Dry Freight
The internal length of this container is 39 feet and an inch while the internal width is seven feet and six inches. The internal height of the freight container is seven feet and eight inches. When it comes to the external length, width and height, the container dimensions are 40 feet, eight feet as well as eight feet and six inches. The width of the door opening of the container is seven feet and six inches while the height is seven feet and four inches.
20’ Dry Freight
For this specific type of shipping container, the internal dimensions are the following: length – 19 feet and two inches, width –seven feet and six inches as well as height – seven feet and eight inches. The external length and width of this container are 19 feet and 10 inches as well as seven feet and six inches, respectively. The external height of the container measures eight feet and six inches. The height of the door opening is seven feet and four inches while the width is seven feet and six inches.
45’ High Cube Container
The internal width of the container is eight feet and the length is 39 feet and one inch. The internal height is nine feet and six inches. In terms of external dimensions, the container has a length of 40 feet, width of eight feet and height of nine feet and six inches. The width of the door opening is seven feet six inches and the height is eight feet four inches.
40’ Reefer Container
This specific type of container has an internal width of seven feet and six inches, length of 37 feet and 1 inches and height of seven feet and three inches. The external dimensions of the container are as follow: length – 40 feet, width – eight feet and height – eight feet and six inches. The height of the door opening is seven feet and four inches while the width is seven feet and five inches.