Container Dimensions from different shipping companies

container dimensions

There are various types of vessels in the field of logistics. Just like that, there are different types of shipping containers with different sizes and dimensions. These containers are used to carry different types of cargo. There are some goods which are either huge in size or higher in quantity. Because of that those goods do not fit in ordinary containers. So for that purpose different types of containers are made with different dimensions and sizes. Although there are many types of containers. But, the most widely used containers are:

Dry Container Dimensions

This container comes in 3 different sizes. Each size has its own dimensions, load and capacity. The sizes of this container are 20 ft container dimensions (feet) which is the standard size, then 40 ft container dimensions (feet) which is the medium size and the 40 ft hight cube container dimensions. The dimensions of all 3 sizes are given below:

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Dimensions Load and Capacity
  Length (mm) Height (mm) Width (mm) Capacity/Volume (c/m) Max Tare Weight (kg) Max Payload (kg) Max Gross Weight (kg)
20ft 5898 2392 2352 33.2 2,200 24,800 27,000
40ft 12031 2392 2352 67.7 3,700 28,800 32,500
40HC 12031 2697 2352 76.3 3,930 28,570 32,500

Reefer Container Dimensions

Reefer container also has 3 different sizes. It comes in standard 20ft (feet), medium 40ft (feet) and large 40HC (high cube). The dimensions, max load and volume/capacity for Reefer Container are:

Reefer container Container Dimensions
  Dimensions Load and Capacity
  Length (mm) Height (mm) Width (mm) Capacity/Volume (c/m) Max Tare Weight (kg) Max Payload (kg) Max Gross Weight (kg)
20' 5440 2263 2284 28.2 30,480 27,490 30,480
40' 11583 2276 2294 60 3,950 28,550 32,500
40' 11583 2545 2284 67.4 4,550 29,450 34,000

Open Top Container Dimensions

The open top container has 3 sizes. But, there is no high cube in open top container. The standard size is 20ft (feet), medium size is 40ft (feet) and the large size is 40OH (opening height). The measure of opening length of this container is 5,718 mm and the opening width is 2150 mm. The dimensions, max load and volume of this container are:

OT container Container Dimensions
Dimensions Load and Capacity
  Length (mm) Height (mm) Width (mm) Capacity/Volume (mm) Max Tare Weight (kg) Max Payload (kg) Max Gross Weight (kg)
20' 5895 2348 2350 32.5 2,200 28,280 30,480
40' 12029 2348 2350 66 3,800 28,700 32,500
40OH 12032 2677 2350 75.6 / 25880 /

Flat Rack Container Dimensions

Flat Rack also has 3 sizes but it has no capacity limit because of its open sides. The sizes of flat rack container are standard 20ft (feet), medium 40ft (feet), 40HC (high cube). The dimensions, max load and volume of this container are:

FR container Container Dimensions
Dimensions Load and Capacity
  Length (mm) Height (mm) Width (mm) Capacity/Volume (c/m) Max Tare Weight (kg) Max Payload (kg) Max Gross Weight (kg)
20 FR 5612 2194 2213 / 3000 31,000 34,000
40 FR 11652 2374 1955 / 5,400 39,600 45,000
40' FR 11583 2545 2284 / 5,200 47,300 52,500

There also have 45 ft container dimensions.