Shipping Container Dimensions

When selecting a shipping container, the most important consideration is determining the shipping container size you require. SEA Containers offers one of the largest ranges of shipping containers sizes in New Zealand, so whatever your requirements, we can supply the right container for the job.

Shipping containers come in many sizes with the most common standard shipping container dimensions being 40, 20 and 10 feet in length. However, shipping container sizes and dimensions can vary drastically. There are two common shipping container heights; general purpose or high cube, and pallet width containers are also available to order.

If you require shipping container dimensions for our specialist equipment such as opentop containers, flatracks or our opensider containers, phire contact the team who can easily provide the information you require.

20Ft Shipping Container Dimensions

The most common container size utilised in international logistics, a 20 ft shipping container is the recommended size for storing the contents of a typical three bedroom home. Providing 33.1m3 of internal volume, these shipping containers standard dimensions combine ample storage space and ease of handling and transport.

Container Dimensions
20’ Gen Purpose
INTERNAL LENGTH: 5.9m
INTERNAL WIDTH: 2.35m
INTERNAL HEIGHT: 2.39m
EXTERNAL LENGTH: 6.06m
EXTERNAL WIDTH: 2.44m
EXTERNAL HEIGHT: 2.6m
DOOR HEIGHT: 2.28m
DOOR WIDTH: 2.34m
TARE WEIGHT: 2,000kg
CUBIC CAPACITY: 33.2 m3
MAX CARGO WEIGHT: 30,480kg
20’ HIGH CUBE
INTERNAL LENGTH: 5.9m
INTERNAL WIDTH: 2.35m
INTERNAL HEIGHT: 2.7m
EXTERNAL LENGTH: 6.06m
EXTERNAL WIDTH: 2.44m
EXTERNAL HEIGHT: 2.9m
DOOR HEIGHT: 2.58m
DOOR WIDTH: 2.34m
TARE WEIGHT: 2,100kg
CUBIC CAPACITY: 37.4 m3
MAX CARGO WEIGHT: 30,480kg
Container Dimensions

40Ft Shipping Container Dimensions

40ft shipping containers are one of the most common container sizes utilised in global shipping. Able to store up to 18 large pallets worth of goods, 40’ shipping containers offer a generous 67.7m3 of internal volume and a maximum cargo weight of 30,480kg.

Container Dimensions
40’ GEN PURRPOSE
INTERNAL LENGTH: 12.03m
INTERNAL WIDTH: 2.35m
INTERNAL HEIGHT: 2.39m
EXTERNAL LENGTH: 12.19m
EXTERNAL WIDTH: 2.44m
EXTERNAL HEIGHT: 2.6m
DOOR HEIGHT: 2.28m
DOOR WIDTH: 2.34m
TARE WEIGHT: 3,470kg
CUBIC CAPACITY: 67.7 m3
MAX CARGO WEIGHT: 30,480kg
40’ HIGH CUBE
INTERNAL LENGTH: 12.03m
INTERNAL WIDTH: 2.35m
INTERNAL HEIGHT: 2.7m
EXTERNAL LENGTH: 12.19m
EXTERNAL WIDTH: 2.44m
EXTERNAL HEIGHT: 2.9m
DOOR HEIGHT: 2.58m
DOOR WIDTH: 2.34m
TARE WEIGHT: 3,660kg
CUBIC CAPACITY: 76.2 m3
MAX CARGO WEIGHT: 30,480kg
Container Dimensions
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