Container specifications

Container units are used to store different sort of products to be shipped.

 

Their dimension, structure, materials, etc will vary depending on the type of good to be shipped. Click on the image of a container to view its specifications. 

 

1. Standard or general purpose container

Most used type of containers for all types of general cargo. Normally closed on all four sides.

standard container

 

2. High cube container

Similar to standard containers but with extra height. They are ideal for light, voluminous and bulky cargo.  

High cube container

 

3. Open top container

With a convertible top that can be completely removed to make an open top so that materials of any height can be shipped easily.

open top container

 

4. Refrigerated container

These are temperature regulated shipping containers that always have a carefully controlled low temperature. They are exclusively used for shipment of perishable substances like fruits and vegetables over long distances.

refrigerated container

 

5. Flat rack container

With collapsible sides, these are like simple storage shipping containers where the sides can be folded so as to make a flat rack for shipping of wide variety of goods.

flat rack container

 

6. Platform container

Flatbed structure without side or end walls. Extremely high loading capacity ideal for oversized, heavy load and project cargoes that cannot be shipped in other containers.

platform container

 

7. Tank container

Container storage units used mostly for transportation of liquid materials, they are used by a huge proportion of entire shipping industry. They are mostly made of strong steel or other anti corrosive materials providing them with long life and protection to the materials.

tank container

 

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1. Standard or general purpose container

Standard Containers

20ft

40ft

Max. Gross Weight

30,480kg (67,200 lb)

32,500kg (71.650lb)

Tare Weight

2,220 kg (4,890 lb)

3,720 kg (8,200 lb)

Payload

28,260 kg (62,310 lb)

28,780 kg (63,450 lb)

UK Payload Limit

25,300 kg

23,800 kg

External Dimensions:

 

 

Length

6,058 mm (19′-10″)

2,192 mm (40′-0″)

Width

2,438 mm (8′-0″)

2,438 mm (8′-0″)

Height

2,591mm (8′-6″)

2,591 mm (8′-6″)

Internal Dimensions:

 

 

Length

5,898 mm (19′-2″)

12,032 mm (39′-1″)

Width

2,352 mm (7′-6″)

2,352 mm (7′-6″)

Height

2,393 mm (7′-8″)

2,393 mm (7′-8″)

Door Opening:

 

 

Width

2,352 mm (7′-6″)

2,352 mm (7′-6″)

Height

2,280 mm (7′-4″)

2,280mm (7′-4″)

Cube:

 

 

Cubic Capacity

33.2m3 (1,170 ft.3)

67.7 m3 (2,390 ft.3)

 

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2. High cube container 

High Cube Containers

20ft

40ft

Max. Gross Weight

30,480kg (67.200lb)

32,500kg (71,650 lb)

Tare Weight

2,350kg (5.180lb)

3,940kg (8,685 lb)

Payload

28.130kg (62.020lb)

28,560kg (62,965 lb)

UK Payload Limit

 

24,500 kg

External Dimensions:

 

 

Length

6.06m (19’10.5″)

12,200 mm (40′-0″)

Width

2.44m (8′-0″)

2.44m (8′-0″)

Height

2.90m (9′-6″)

2.90m (9′-6″)

Internal Dimensions:

 

 

Length

5.90m (19’04″)

12.03m (39′-6″)

Width

2.35m (7′-9″)

2.35m (7′-9″)

Height

2.7m (8′-10″)

2.7m (8′-10″)

Door Opening:

 

 

Width

2.34m (7′-8″)

2.34m (7′-8″)

Height

2.69m (8′-6″)

2.69m (8′-6″)

Cube:

 

 

Cubic Capacity

37.30 m3 (1,317 ft3)

76.4m3 (2,700 ft.3)

 

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3. Open top container

Open Top Containers

20ft

40ft

Max. Gross Weight

34,000kg (4,950 lb)

45,000 kg (99,212 lb)

Tare Weight

2,740 kg (6,040 lb)

4,900 kg (10,803 lb)

Payload

31,260 kg (31,260 lb)

40,100 kg (88,409 lb)

UK Payload Limit

25,300 kg

23,400 kg

External Dimensions:

 

 

Length

6,058 mm (19′-10″)

2,192 mm (40′-0″)

Width

2,438 mm (8′-0″)

2,438 mm (8′-0″)

Height

2,591mm (8′-6″)

2,591 mm (8′-6″)

Collapsible Height

370 mm (1′-2″)

647 mm (2′-1″)

Internal Dimensions:

 

 

Length (between end panels)

6,058 mm (19′-6″)

12,180 mm (39′-6″)

Length (between corner posts)

5,612 mm (18′-2″)

11,776 mm (38′-3″)

Width (over bottom side rail)

2,210 mm (7′-2″)

2,380 mm (7′-7″)

Width (between corner posts)

2,227 mm (7′-3″)

2,230 mm (7′-4″)

Height (side rail to top casting)

2,213 mm (7′-2″)

1,995 mm (6′-4″)

 

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4. Refrigerated container

Refrigerated Containers

20′

40′

Max. Gross Weight

30,480kg (67,200 lb)

32,500 kg (71,650 lb)

Tare Weight

3,000 kg (6,610 lb)

4,920 kg (10,846 lb)

Payload

27,480 kg (60,590 lb)

27,480 kg (60,803 lb)

UK Payload Limit

24,600 kg

23,500 kg

External Dimensions:

 

 

Length

6,058 mm (19′-10″)

2,192 mm (40′-0″)

Width

2,438 mm (8′-0″)

2,438 mm (8′-0″)

Height

2,591mm (8′-6″)

2,591 mm (8′-6″)

Internal Dimensions:

 

 

Length

5,456 mm (19′-10″)

11,577 mm (37′-11″)

Width

2,294 mm (8′-0″)

11,577 mm (7′-6″)

Height

2,591 mm (8′-6″)

2,591 mm (8′-6″)

Lashings / Bottom rail

4 Pieces / Side, 6 Pieces / Side

6 Pieces / Side

Loading Line (Height)

2,198 mm (7′-2″), 2,152 mm (7’3/4″)

2,457 mm (8′)

Door Opening:

 

 

Width

2,290 mm (7′-6″)

2,290 mm (7′-6″)

Height

2,264 mm (7′-5″)

2,264mm (7′-5″)

Cube:

 

 

Cubic Capacity

28.4m3 (1,017 ft.3)

59.8 m3 (2,111.8 ft.3)

 

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5. Flat rack container

Flat Rack Containers

20ft

40ft

Specifications

8×8’6″ Standard

8×8’6″ Standard

Cargo Capacity

20,015 kg (44, 133 lbs.)

30,476 kg (67,200 lbs.)

Tare Weight

3,100 kg (6,835 lbs.)

6,646 kg (12,450 lbs.)

UK Payload Limit

24,900 kg

22,600 kg

Dimensions:

 

 

Length

5.85 m (19.19 ft.)

12.05 m (39.52 ft.)

Width

2.23 m (7.31 ft.)

2.12 m (6.95 ft.)

Height

2.15 m (7.04 ft.)

1.96 m (6.43 ft.)

 

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6. Platform container

Platform Containers

20′

40′

Specifications

 

 

Cargo Capacity

24,000 kg (52,896 lbs.)

39,200 kg (86,397 lbs.)

Tare Weight

2,750 kg (6.061 lbs.)

5,800 kg (12,783 lbs.)

UK Payload Limit

 

22,100 kg

Dimensions:

 

 

Length

6.085m (19’11″)

12.90m (40’00″)

Width

2.438m (8’00″)

2.40m (8’00″)

Height

2.233m (7’04″)

1.95m (6’5″)

 

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7. Tank container

Tank Containers

20ft Tank Container

Max. Gross Weight

30,480kg (67,200lb)

Tare Weight

4,190kg (9,237lb)

Max. Payload

26,290kg (57,959lb)

External Dimensions:

 

Length

6.05m (19'-10")

Width

2.43m (8'-0")

Height

2.59m (8'-6")

 

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