Container Sizes

40' Blue Container

Onsite Storage Solutions offers the full range of storage container sizes and types.

• All Sizes of New & Used Containers: 20′, 40′, 45′ and more
• Standard Dry Vans and High Cubes
• Used Shipping Containers
• Refrigerated Containers
• Open Top Containers
• Tank Containers
• Container Chassis

Know the Types

Before looking at specific dimensions and shipping container sizes, it’s good to have a basic understanding of what shipping container you need. There are containers for all types of needs. Some containers have a removable roof while others have flat racks with fold-able sides.

Need long-lasting refrigeration or thermal control? No problem! Keep the cold products fresh with special refrigerated shipping containers.

Other types offered are tanks for liquids and car carrier containers.

Many containers can be stacked and are coated with protective paint. The steel fights corrosion and locks are sturdy. There aren’t many worries with large shipping containers.

What Are the Most Common?

For many general purposes uses, a container size of 20 feet is popular. The door height is a little over 7.5 feet with a width of about 7 feet 8 inches. If you are transporting heavy duty equipment consider a 20-foot long flat rack container.

There are also 40-foot long general-purpose shipping containers. For transporting products requiring refrigeration there are also 40-foot long refrigerated containers.

Liquids are typically carried in 20-foot long tanks. They can carry over 26,000 liters of liquid.

Know Your Shipping Container Sizes

To avoid serious issues know container types and sizes. This makes choosing the containers easy. There are many types of shipping containers for different needs. Whether you need to transport cars, keep food cold, move machinery, or relocate liquids there’s a shipping container designed for that purpose!

In terms of size, most shipping containers are 20 or 40 feet long. There are slightly larger or smaller sizes, but these are the most popular sizes. You’re guaranteed to find the perfect match for your cargo.

If you want more specific measurement information on storage containers, see below.

Storage Containers Specifications

External Dimensions
Size/Type L W H Area
L x W
Cubic Feet
L x W x H
20′ Dry Van 19′ 11″ 8′ 8′ 6″ 160′ 1,354′
40′ Dry Van 40′ 8′ 8′ 6″ 320′ 2,720′
40′ High Cube 40′ 8′ 9′ 6″ 320′ 3,040′
45′ High Cube 45′ 8′ 9′ 6″ 360′ 3,420′
20′ Refrigerated 19′ 11″ 8′ 8′ 6″ 160′ 1,354′
40′ Refrigerated 40′ 8′ 8′ 6″ 320′ 2,720′
40′ HC Refrigerated 40′ 8′ 9′ 6″ 320′ 3,040′

 

Internal Dimensions
Size/Type L W H Area
L X W
Cubic
Feet
L x W x H
20′ Dry Van 19′ 3″ 7′ 8″ 7′ 9″ 149′ 1,144′
40′ Dry Van 39′ 5″ 7′ 8″ 7′ 9″ 306′ 2,343′
40′ High Cube 39′ 5″ 7′ 8″ 8′ 10″ 306′ 2,670′
45′ High Cube 44′ 5″ 7′ 8″ 8′ 10″ 344′ 3,009′
20′ Refrigerated 17′ 11″ 7′ 6″ 7′ 6″ 134′ 1,007′
40′ Refrigerated 37′ 11″ 7′ 6″ 7′ 6″ 284′ 2,132′
40′ HC Refrigerated 37′ 11″ 7′ 6″ 8′ 4″ 284′ 2,368′

 

Door Openings
Size/Type Width Height
20′ Dry Van 7′ 8″ 7′ 5″
40′ Dry Van 7′ 8″ 7′ 5″
40′ High Cube 7′ 8″ 8′ 6″
45′ High Cube 7′ 8″ 8′ 6″
20′ Refrigerated 7′ 5″ 7′ 3″
40′ Refrigerated 7′ 6″ 7′ 6″
40′ HC Refrigerated 7′ 6″ 8′ 4″

 

Weight
Size/Type Tare
20′ Dry Van 5,050
40′ Dry Van 8,000
40′ High Cube 8,775
45′ High Cube 9,810
20′ Refrigerated 6,503
40′ Refrigerated 9,750
40′ HC Refrigerated 9,590

*Measurements may vary.

 

Get the right shipping container to transport your cargo by calling 1-888-667-4834 or clicking here to request a quote.