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Shipping Container Dimensions

Shipping container dimensions are displayed on this page for four configurations: 6m (20 ft) standard, 6m (20 ft) high cube, 12m (40 ft) standard and 12m (40 ft) high cube. 

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Note: Shipping container dimensions can vary and the below information should be used as a guide only.

Shipping Container Specs6m Standard6m High Cube12m Standard12m High Cube

Max Gross Weight

30,480 kg

30,480 kg

32,500 kg

32,500 kg

Tare Weight

2,220 kg

2,340 kg

3,680 kg

3,860 kg

External Length

6056 mm

6056 mm

12192 mm

1219 2mm

Internal Length

5898 mm

5898 mm

12032 mm

12032 mm

External Width

2438 mm

2438mm

2438 mm

2438 mm

Internal Width

2352 mm

2352 mm

2352 mm

2352 mm

External Height

2592 mm

2896 mm

2592 mm

2896 mm

Internal Height

2392 mm

2698 mm

2392 mm

2698 mm

Door Opening Width

2340 mm

2340 mm

2340 mm

2340 mm

Door Opening Height

2280 mm

2585 mm

2280 mm

2585 mm

Cubic Capacity

33.2 cu/m

37.5 cu/m

67.7 cu/m

76.4 cu/m

General Construction: Corrosion resistant Corten® steel construction.  Four high strength corner posts fitted with corner castings top and bottom, with interconnecting rails of high tensile steel, with corrugated steel side panels, roof panel and front wall.  Two pressed steel doors at rear of container, opening 270 degrees, with four hot dip galvanized locking bars, and fitted with watertight rubber seals.

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Testing: All containers are checked on the production line for dimensions, door operation, quality of construction and water tightness.

Floors: Hardwood plywood or bamboo (or optionally 4.5mm steel checker plate).

Lock Box: An optional lock box can be fitted to the doors.

Ventilators 6m Standard & High Cube: Two ventilators are affixed, one on each side wall.

Ventilators 12m Standard & High Cube: Four ventilators are affixed, two on each side wall.

Load Securing 6m Standard & High Cube: Each internal corner post is fitted with three lashing bars.  Twenty lashing rings are fitted, five on each bottom and top rails.

Load Securing 12m Standard & High Cube: Each internal corner post is fitted with three lashing bars.  Forty lashing rings are fitted, ten on each bottom and top rails.

Please contact us if you require any further information on shipping container dimensions or specifications.