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Choosing the correct shipping container size for your needs is crucial. Important things to consider before ordering a shipping container include how much storage space you need and whether your delivery site has the space required to have a shipping container delivered. The 20 ft shipping container is a good choice for smaller space requirements. These can be delivered with smaller rollback tow trucks so they can fit in spaces where larger containers may not work. On-Site Storage Solutions offers the best prices and rental rates on 20’ shipping containers with affordable payment options including rent-to-own. We have over 20 years of experience and our satisfaction guarantee means you can buy with confidence knowing you will get a high-quality new or used 20’ shipping container with our experts to guide you through the process.
The 20 ft shipping container is one of the most popular shipping container sizes. Most new and used 20 ft shipping containers usually have one set of double doors on one end. Below is a guide showing specifications and dimensions for 20’ shipping containers. This includes internal dimensions and external dimensions for 20’ shipping containers. On-Site Storage Solutions sells new and used 20’ containers for storage and shipping. If you intend to use the container to transport goods internationally you will need an independent survey inspection which we can help arrange. If you only need temporary storage, On-Site Storage Solutions offers very affordable rental options.
Space: This shipping container will fill the area of a large single parking spot with a foot over in the front and back.
External height: A standard height 20’ shipping container is 8’ 6” which is 18’ shorter than the height of a 10’ basketball rim.
Internal height: The interior height on a standard 20’ shipping container is almost 7’ 10” which means you lose about 8” versus the exterior height. This ceiling height is about 14” lower than today’s standard room ceiling height of 9’.
|20ft||8ft 6in||8ft||19ft 11in||7ft 10in||7ft 9in||7ft 8in||7ft 5in||7ft 10in||4,914lbs|
An empty 20-foot shipping container weighs about 4,914 lbs but this varies by container due to manufacturer and specifications. The exact Tare Weight (ie., empty container weight) and additional information such as the Maximum Gross and Maximum Payload weight will be displayed on the Convention of Safe Containers (CSC) plate mounted on the container doors.
The door opening is 7 feet, 8 inches wide by 7 feet, and 5 inches high.
The most popular shipping container type we sell is the used general purpose containers also known as dry van containers. These used shipping containers have been in service for over 12 years transporting goods around the world before being retired. Most used shipping containers will have the original paint and shipping line markings. They will have surface rust, repairs, dents, and abrasions due to normal wear and tear from being in service for many years. Used shipping containers may look rough but still, be structurally sound. New One Trip shipping containers and Refurbished shipping containers may be a good options if appearance is important.
Refurbished Shipping Containers are wind and water-tight containers that have been “renewed” by being cleaned and painted. We offer three levels of refurbishment: Typical, Full, and Factory, each catering to different needs. Typical refurbishment includes painting the outside of the container which includes removing loose rust with a wire wheel and spot priming. Then the exterior is painted with 2 coats of paint including the shipping line markings, roof, and gaskets. Full refurbishment adds interior paint. Factory refurbishment requires an extensive overhaul of the container including sand blasting, removing some dents, and installation of new gaskets.
A standard 20-foot shipping container typically weighs approximately 4,914 lbs when empty. This weight, known as the tare weight, excludes the weight of any goods loaded within. Please note, that actual weights may vary slightly depending on the manufacturer and model.
The dimensions of a 20-foot container are 5.90 meters long, 2.35 meters wide, and 2.39 meters high. The door’s width is 2.34 meters, and its height is 2.28 meters. There are 2,300 kg in the tare.
The 20 foot container has a capacity of 32.6 cubic meters, or 1,172 cubic feet.
A 20-foot shipping container can hold up to 10 ordinary pallets.
In the United States, domestic moves for a 20ft container typically cost around $5 per mile. however, it is influenced by factors such as distance, location, and the chosen service provider. For international shipping, prices vary from approximately $1,400 to $6,900.
The cost of a 20ft shipping container is approximately $1,200 to $3,000. But keep in mind that the cost of a 20-foot container varies in type, condition, location, and stocks mostly due to supply and demand.