The figures listed below give the typical shipping container dimensions and weights for storage containers, with links to those shipping containers that 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 for 10ft, 20ft, and 40ft Containers

ExteriorInteriorDoor Opening
10ft Standard Dry Container304.8 cm243.84 cm259.08 cm279.4 cm234.8 cm238.44 cm233.68 cm227.2 cm
20ft Standard Dry Container609.6 cm243.84 cm259.08 cm589.74 cm234.8 cm238.44 cm233.68 cm227.2 cm
40ft Standard Dry Container1219.2 cm243.84 cm259.08 cm1203.1 cm234.8 cm238.44 cm233.68 cm227.2 cm
40ft High Cube Dry Container1219.2 cm243.84 cm289.56 cm1203.1 cm234.8 cm269.24 cm233.68 cm257.7 cm
45ft High Cube Dry Container1371.6 cm243.84 cm289.56 cm1353.82 cm234.8 cm269.24 cm233.68 cm257.7 cm
48ft High Cube Dry Container1463.04 cm259.08 cm289.56 cm1445.26 cm248.92 cm271.78 cm248.92 cm269.24 cm
53ft High Cube Dry Container1615.44 cm259.08 cm289.56 cm1597.66 cm248.92 cm271.78 cm248.92 cm269.24 cm
20ft Refrigerated Container605.79 cm243.84 cm259.08 cm545.5 cm229.0 cm226.2 cm229.0 cm222.7 cm
40ft Refrigerated Container1219.2 cm243.84 cm259.08 cm1155.4 cm228.6 cm221.6 cm229.0 cm222.7 cm
40ft High Cube Refrigerated Container1219.2 cm243.84 cm289.56 cm1158.5 cm229.0 cm252.7 cm229.0 cm252.7 cm

Typical Shipping Container Weights / Capacity for 10ft, 20ft, and 40ft Containers

Cubic CapacityTare Weight (kgs)Max Gross (kgs)Max Payload (kgs)
10ft Standard Dry Container15.857 m31,20010,1608,960
20ft Standard Dry Container33.150 m32,29030,48028,190
40ft Standard Dry Container67.700 m33,77030,48026,710
40ft High Cube Dry Container76.300 m33,99030,48026,490
45ft High Cube Dry Container86.168 m34,59032,50027,910
48ft High Cube Dry Container97.806 m35,14030,48025,340
53ft High Cube Dry Container109.218 m34,71030,48025,770
20ft Refrigerated Container29.900 m32,96024,00021,040
40ft Refrigerated Container60.000 m34,24034,48026,240
40ft High Cube Refrigerated Container67.800 m34,11030,48026,370

See our full selection of New, Used, and Refurbished Shipping Containers to find your ideal container solution. Other container sizes are available, such as the 10ft shipping container, 20ft shipping container, and 40ft shipping container. You can also contact us on
(07) 4839 7793 to speak with one of our container solutions experts.