- Shipping Container Sizes
Shipping Container Sizes
At a glance, shipping container sizes can seem quite confusing. However, determining what shipping container dimensions will suit your transportation or storage needs is actually easier than you might think.
|10′ External||3.10 m (10′)||2.44 m (8′)||2.59 m (8′ 6”)|
|10′ Internal||2.98 m||2.35 m||2.38 m|
|20′ External||6.05 m (20′)||2.44 m (8′)||2.59 m (8′ 6”)|
|20′ Internal||5.90 m||2.35 m||2.38 m|
|40′ External||12.19 m (40′)||2.44 m (8′)||2.59 m (8′ 6”)|
|40′ Internal||12.01 m||2.35 m||2.38 m|
Standard Shipping Container Sizes
The internal size of your container will help you determine if your goods will fit in the container, while the external size is important for the location or surrounding area your container will be placed. With the outside area a few more things should be considered, like will the box be able to conveniently be picked up or moved around if needed? This means you’ll need to ensure there is ample space above and around the container.
How are External and Internal Shipping Container Measurements Determined?
The external length should be measured from the farthest point along the longest side of the container.
The external width should be measured from the narrowest side (unless the container has been modified).
You can then measure the external height from the bottom of the frame to the top of the frame
To determine the internal measurements of a shipping container, and how much you can store or transport in it, the same steps can be taken as above, except from the inside of the container.