Shipping Container Sizes & Specifications

The figures listed below give the typical dimensions and weights for shipping containers, with links to those we offer for sale. Slight variations in container specifications may occur from these figures, so please consult your Gateway Container sales representative if you require exact measurements.

Typical Shipping Container Dimensions

Exterior Interior Door Opening
Length Width Height Length Width Height Width Height
10ft Standard Dry Container 304.8 cm 243.84 cm 259.08 cm 279.4 cm 231.14 cm 236.22 cm 233.68 cm 226.06 cm
20ft Standard Dry Container 609.6 cm 243.84 cm 259.08 cm 586.74 cm 233.68 cm 238.44 cm 233.68 cm 226.06 cm
40ft Standard Dry Container 1219.2 cm 243.84 cm 259.08 cm 1201.42 cm 233.68 cm 238.44 cm 233.68 cm 226.06 cm
40ft High Cube Dry Container 1219.2 cm 243.84 cm 289.56 cm 1201.42 cm 233.68 cm 269.24 cm 233.68 cm 257.81 cm
45ft High Cube
Dry Container
1371.6 cm 243.84 cm 289.56 cm 1353.82 cm 233.68 cm 269.24 cm 233.68 cm 257.81 cm
48ft High Cube
Dry Container
1463.04 cm 259.08 cm 289.56 cm 1445.26 cm 248.92 cm 271.78 cm 248.92 cm 269.24 cm
53ft High Cube
Dry Container
1615.44 cm 259.08 cm 289.56 cm 1597.66 cm 248.92 cm 271.78 cm 248.92 cm 269.24 cm
20ft Refrigerated Container 605.79 cm 243.84 cm 259.08 cm 546.1 cm 228.6 cm 228.6 cm 226.06 cm 220.98 cm
40ft Refrigerated Container 1219.2 cm 243.84 cm 259.08 cm 1155.7 cm 228.6 cm 228.6 cm 228.6 cm 228.60 cm
40ft High Cube
Refrigerated Container
1219.2 cm 243.84 cm 289.56 cm 1155.7 cm 228.6 cm 254.cm 228.6 cm 254 cm

Typical Shipping Container Weights / Capacity

Cubic Capacity Tare Weight (kgs) Max Gross (kgs) Max Payload (kgs)
10ft Standard Dry Container 15.857 m3 1,200 10,160 8,960
20ft Standard Dry Container 33.150 m3 2,150 24,000 21,850
40ft Standard Dry Container 67.700 m3 3,800 30,480 26,680
40ft High Cube Dry Container 76.300 m3 4,020 30,480 26,460
45ft High Cube Dry Container 86.168 m3 4,590 32,500 27,910
48ft High Cube Dry Container 97.806 m3 5,140 30,480 25,340
53ft High Cube Dry Container 109.218 m3 4,710 30,480 25,770
20ft Refrigerated Container 29.900 m3 3,030 30,480 27,450
40ft Refrigerated Container 60.000 m3 4,600 34,000 29,400
40ft High Cube Refrigerated
Container
67.800 m3 4,640 30,480 25,480

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