Container Dimensions and Capacity

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## Detailed Container Dimensions for Standard 20', 40' DC and 40 HCContainers.

Container dimensions, weights and specification are given as accurately as possible but may vary depending on manufacture and conversion. Refrigerated and insulated units have smaller internal dimensions and greater weights than those given.

Containers intended for intercontinental use have external nominal dimensions of:

 Length ----- 9.8125 feet (2.991m) as 10 feet;19.875 feet (6.058m) as 20 feet;29.9375 feet (9.125m) as 30 feet; and40 feet (12.192m) Width ----- 8 feet (2.438m) Height ----- 8.5 feet (2.591m) and9.5 feet (2.896m)

Table and Diagram:

Dimension of General Purpose Containers

 CONTAINER Capacity Nominal Dimension Length Width Height Cubic Feet Cubic Meter Cubic Feet Cubic Meter External 20' 8' 8' 6" 6.096 m 2.438 m 2.591 m Internal 19' 4.25" 7' 8.625" 7' 10" 1170 cft 1000 cft 5.899 m 2.353 m 2.388 m 33.131 cbm 28 cbm External 40' 8' 8' 6" 12.192 m 2.438 m 2.591 m Internal 39' 5.375" 7' 8.625" 7' 10" 2385 cft 2050 cft 12.024 m 2.353 m 2.388 m 67.535 cbm 58 cbm External 40' Hicube 8' 9' 6" 12.192 m 2.438 m 2.896 m Internal 39' 5.375" 7' 8.625" 8' 10" 2690 cft 2350 cft 12.024 m 2.353 m 2.692 m 76.172 cbm 66 cbm

 NOTE: Containers with the same external length may not have exactly the same internal length and width. The Recommended Load Volume (RLV) refers to the suggested maximum cube to use in calculating a full container load. The RLV can be about 10-15% less than the container capacity, depending on the export pack dimensions.

 Rear view of 20' x 8.5' container CAUTION:Miscalculated capacity may result in a large empty and unusable space or a shortage in space. For example (see 20' x 8.5' container diagram on the left), the master cartons have a uniform height of 20 inches, and the length and width are greater than the height. If 1170 cubic feet is used to calculate a 20' full container load, most likely some cartons will not fit despite the empty space of about 170 cubic feet. You cannot stuff the remaining cartons into the remaining 14" high empty space.