We’re committed to helping each and every one of our customers find the right size of container for their needs. To help you in your dimensions research, here is our detailed guide to standard container dimensions.

Standard sizes include 10ft containers20ft containers and 40ft containers, but if you prefer to not work in imperial, here you will also find shipping container sizes in metric units. Find out what is the largest shipping container size on offer and check a container is right for your project by reviewing the shipping containers capacity.

The shipping container dimensions below are given as accurately as possible but may vary depending on manufacture – any necessary steps taken towards conversion will also impact this. The height of our shipping containers is given for both standard and high cube containers, to demonstrate the added height benefit of these non-standard products.

PLEASE NOTE: Refrigerated or insulated containers have smaller internal dimensions than those stated below.

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Shipping Container Dimensions Imperial

Standard External Container Dimensions

Container Length 8ft 10ft 20ft 30ft 40ft
Container Width 7ft 1ins 8ft 8ft 8ft 8ft
Container Height
» Standard 7ft 5ins 8ft 6ins 8ft 6ins 8ft 6ins 8ft 6ins
» High cube 9ft 6ins 9ft 6ins 9ft 6ins 9ft 6ins


Standard Internal Container Dimensions

Internal Length 7ft 6ins 9ft 2ins 19ft 3ins 29ft 4ins 39ft 4ins
Internal Width 6ft 11ins 7ft 7ins 7ft 7ins 7ft 7ins 7ft 7ins
Internal Height
» Standard 6ft 8ins 7ft 9ins 7ft 9ins 7ft 9ins 7ft 9ins
» High cube 8ft 9ins 8ft 9ins 8ft 9ins 8ft 9ins
End Door Aperture Width 6ft 10ins as req. 7ft 6ins 7ft 6ins 7ft 6ins
End Door Aperture Height
» Standard 6ft 4ins as req. 7ft 5ins 7ft 5ins 7ft 5ins
» High cube as req. 8ft 5ins 8ft 5ins 8ft 5ins
Floor area 51sq ft 72sq ft 150sq ft 227sq ft 305sq ft
Cubic capacity
» Standard 348cu ft 560cu ft 1160cu ft 1760cu ft 2360cu ft
» High cube 630cu ft 1310cu ft 1985cu ft 2660cu ft
Weight 1 tons 1.5 tons 2.4 tons 3.2 tons 4 tons

Shipping Container Dimensions Metric

Standard External Container Dimensions

Container Length 2.42m (8ft) 3.05m (10ft) 6.06m (20ft) 9.12m (30ft) 12.19m (40ft)
Container Width 2.17m 2.44m 2.44m 2.44m 2.44m
Container Height
» Standard 2.26m 2.59m 2.59m 2.59m 2.59m
» High cube 2.89m 2.89m 2.89m 2.89m


Standard Internal Container Dimensions

Internal Length 2.28m 2.80m 5.87m 8.93m 12.00m
Internal Width 2.10m 2.33m 2.33m 2.33m 2.33m
Internal Height
» Standard 2.04m 2.35m 2.35m 2.35m 2.35m
» High cube 2.65m 2.65m 2.65m 2.65m
End Door Aperture Width 2.09m as req. 2.28m 2.28m 2.28m
End Door Aperture Height
» Standard 1.94m as req. 2.26m 2.26m 2.26m
» High cube as req. 2.56m 2.56m 2.56m
Floor area 4.78m2 6.69m2 13.93m2 21.09m2 28.33m2
Cubic capacity
» Standard 9.28m3 15.89m3 32.85m3 49.84m 8 3 66.83m3
» High cube 17.84m3 37.09m3 56.21m3 75.32m3
Weight 1.02 tonnes 1.52 tonnes 2.44 tonnes 3.25 tonnes 4.06 tonnes


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