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Shipping Container Sizes


 
 

Shipping container specifications vary depending on the shipping company used to transport your cargo. However here are some measurements that may be helpful in determining the size required for transport. Containers need to be packed evenly (take care of extra weight at back of container as this becomes a problem over the back axle when transporting).

Weight limits must be adhered to as Australian Road Transport limits apply and fines are issued.

Container Size 20 ft standard 20 ft reefer 20 ft open top 20 ft flat rack
Internal Length 5.896 me 5.425 me 5.894 me 5.62 me
Internal Width 2.35 me 2.275 me 2.311 me 2.20 me
Internal Height 2.393 me 2.6 me 2.354 me 2.233 me
Door Width 2.34 me 2.258 me 2.286 me --
Door Height 2.274 me 2.216 me 2.184 me --
Tare Weight 2280 kg 3200 kg 2400 kg 2530 kg
Max Cargo Weight 21640 kg 20800 kg 21600 kg 21470 kg
Max Capacity 33 cbm 28 cbm 32.23 cbm --

Container Size 40 ft standard 40 ft reefer 40 ft high cube 40 ft open top 40 ft flat rack
Internal Length 12.032 me 11.493 me 12.032 me 12.028 me 12.00 me
Internal Width 2.35 me 2.27 me 2.35 me 2.35 me 2.438 me
Internal Height 2.392 me 2.197 me 2.697 me 2.354 me 2.103 me
Door Width 2.34 me 2.282 me 2.34 me 2.341 me --
Door Height 2.274 me 2.155 me 2.577 me 2.274 me --
Tare Weight 3700 kg 4900 kg 3980 kg 3850 kg 5480 kg
Max Cargo Weight 26500 kg 25580 kg 26330 kg 26630 kg 30450 kg
Max Capacity 67 cbm 57.80 cbm 76 cbm 65.50 cbm --

Aust RTA Load Limits apply - view website