Frequent Asked Questions

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What are the dimensions of a standard container?

STANDARD 20 ft
INSIDE LENGTH 19’4″ 5.89 m
INSIDE WIDTH 7’8″ 2.33 m
INSIDE HEIGHT 7’10” 2.38 m
DOOR WIDTH 7’8″ 2.33 m
DOOR HEIGHT 7’6″ 2.28 m
CAPACITY 1,170 ft³ 33.18 m³
MAX CARGO 62,300 lb 28,000 kg

 

STANDARD 40 ft
INSIDE LENGTH 39’6″ 12.03 m
INSIDE WIDTH 7’9″ 2.35 m
INSIDE HEIGHT 7’10” 2.39 m
DOOR WIDTH 7’8″ 2.34 m
DOOR HEIGHT 7’6″ 2.28 m
CAPACITY 2,392 ft³ 67.70 m³
MAX CARGO 63,600 lb 28,200 kg

 

40 ft High Cube
INSIDE LENGTH 40’0″ 12.13 m
INSIDE WIDTH 7’8″ 2.35 m
INSIDE HEIGHT 8’10” 2.69m
DOOR WIDTH 7’8″ 2.33 m
DOOR HEIGHT 8’5″ 2.57 m
CAPACITY 1,170 ft³ 76.20 m³
MAX CARGO 62,300 lb 28,200 kg
What are the dimensions of a reefer container?

REEFER 20 ft
INSIDE LENGTH 18’0″ 5.50 m
INSIDE WIDTH 7’6″ 2.29 m
INSIDE HEIGHT 7’5″ 2.27 m
CAPACITY 1,016 ft³ 28.80 m³
MAX CARGO 60,630 lb 27,500 kg

 

REEFER 40 ft
INSIDE LENGTH 38’1″ 12.19 m
INSIDE WIDTH 7’6″ 2.29 m
INSIDE HEIGHT 8’4″ 2.54 m
CAPACITY 2,384 ft³ 67.50 m³
MAX CARGO 64,470 lb 29,240 kg

 

What are the dimensions of an open top container?

OPEN TOP 20 ft
INSIDE LENGTH 19’4″ 5.89 m
INSIDE WIDTH 7’9″ 2.35 m
INSIDE HEIGHT 7’8″ 2.34 m
CAPACITY 1,148 ft³ 32.5 m³
MAX CARGO 47,600 lb 21,590 kg

 

OPEN TOP 40 ft
INSIDE LENGTH 39’6″ 12.03 m
INSIDE WIDTH 7’9″ 2.35 m
INSIDE HEIGHT 7’8″ 2.34 m
CAPACITY 2,327 ft³ 65.9 m³
MAX CARGO 57,701 lb 26,180 kg

 

What are the dimensions of a flat rack container?

FLAT RACK 20 ft (Collapsible end)
INSIDE LENGTH 18’2″ 5.53 m
INSIDE WIDTH 7’2″ 2.19 m
INSIDE HEIGHT 7’3″ 2.21 m
MAX CARGO 68,780 lb 31,200 kg

 

FLAT RACK 40 ft (Collapsible end)
INSIDE LENGTH 38’4″ 11.68 m
INSIDE WIDTH 7’9″ 2.37 m
INSIDE HEIGHT 6’4″ 1.95
MAX CARGO 88,410 lb 40,100 kg

 

What are Incoterms?

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) publishes a set of Incoterms, officially known as international commercial terms. The ICC seeks to facilitate trade around the world by publishing these internationally recognized business rules that are often used in contracts to clarify the obligations and expectations of buyer and sellers. Some Incoterms apply for any means or form of transportation, while others apply only for those who will be transporting goods across water.

Incoterms Rules for Any Mode of Transport

The seven Incoterms for any mode of transport are below:

  • EXW: Ex Works
  • FCA: Free Carrier
  • CPT: Carriage Paid To
  • CIP: Carriage and Insurance Paid To
  • DAP: Delivered at Place
  • DPU: Delivered at Place Unloaded
  • DDP: Delivered Duty Paid1

Incoterms Rules for Sea and Inland Waterway Transport

The Incoterms for sea and inland waterway transport are below:

  • FAS: Free Alongside Ship
  • FOB: Free on Board
  • CFR: Cost and Freight
  • CIF: Cost, Insurance, and Freight

The below illustration indicates how each incoterm establishes risk and responsibility for each party.

What is an EORI Number?

An EORI Number ( Economic Operator Registration and Identification number) identifies traders for customs declaration when importing or exporting cargo.

Any business Exporting or Importing goods to and from the UK requires a EORI Number.

Simply fill in the online form at https://www.gov.uk/eori/apply-for-eori . You can access this through your Government Gateway account if you have one.  It is important that you have this number before you want to ship your goods.