What size is an ocean cargo container? This is one of the most common questions we are asked. So, here is the answer. The below tables give you a breakdown of the most commonly used containers.

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 20 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

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

 

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

 

 

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