Shipping Container Size 40ft

What's the shipping container size for a 40ft container?

Firstly, container sizes do vary slightly as there are ISO containers (ISO containers are built to worldwide ISO standards, so are much more likely to be standard dimensions) BUT ALSO non-ISO containers, as well as there being various shipping container manufacturers, and all will have slight differences.

Therefore the below dimensions for 40 ft containers should be used as a guide only. If your dimensions are critical you should be able to get exact measurements from the actual manufacturer once you know which brand of container you are buying.

Types of 40ft Containers

As well as a standard 40ft freight container, there are a couple of variations available..

  • high cube - sometimes seen as a HC or HQ container, with an extra foot of height,
  • hard top - for extra heavy loads,
  • open top - without a roof, for loads that need to be craned in from above
  • other variations - refrigerated, platform and tank containers - not generally used in building

Less readily available, but also sought after for building projects is the 45' shipping container, which also comes in a high cube too.

shipping container size 40ft


Dimensions 40foot Container

Internal Dimensions*

Metric

Length 12.024m

Width 2.342m

Height 2.388m

Imperial

39'5 3/8"

7'8 1/8"

7'10"

External Dimensions*

Metric

Length  12.192m

Width  2.438m

Height  2.501m

Imperial

40'

8'

8'6"


Dimensions 40ft High Cube

Internal Dimensions*

Metric

Length  12.024m

Width  2.342m

Height  2.697m

Imperial

39'5 3/8"

7'8 1/8"

8'10 1/8"

External Dimensions*

Metric

Length  12.192m

Width  2.438m

Height  2.895m

Imperial

40'

8'

9'6"


*Note - The above 40ft shipping container dimensions should give you a starting point for designing your shipping container conversion, but please take the time get exact measurements once you have your container, or from the specific manufacturer before ordering doors and windows for your container conversion.





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