Specifications

Typical ISO (International Standards Organization) shipping containers are manufactured with identical size specification in terms of exterior height, exterior width, and exterior length. The standardization of containers and the adoption of the ISO specification is to insure that all equipment handlers, chassis, rail cars, and slot spaces on vessels will accommodate ALL containers. This makes our job much easier, because we can confidently give you exact exterior specifications. Interior specifications can be slightly different, less then 1″ variation. These ISO containers are now available in all major metropolitan areas throughout the nation. Shipping containers as storage units have changed the storage industry, most people prefer the convenience of mobile storage vs. standard mini storage. Container Alliance has formed a network of small businesses that are familiar with your needs. This guide is designed to help you become informed about container uses, common questions and problems.

Typical Dimensions

  EXTERIOR INTERIOR DOOR OPENINGS WEIGHT FORK POCKETS
10ft Standard Container
Length: 10'
Width: 8'
Height: 8' 6"
Length: 9' 3"
Width: 7' 8"
Height: 7' 9 7/8"
Width: 7' 8"
Height: 7' 5"
Tare: 2,870 lbs
Max Gross: 24,910 lbs
Cubic Cap: 563.3 cu. ft
Height: 0' 4 1/2"
Width: 1' 2 3 /16" 
Centres: 6' 9 7/8" 
20ft Standard Container
Length: 20'
Width: 8'
Height: 8' 6"
Length: 19' 3"
Width: 7' 8"
Height: 7' 9 7/8"
Width: 7' 8"
Height: 7' 5"
Tare: 4,810lbs
Max Gross: 67,200 lbs
Cubic Cap:  1,158 cu. ft
Height: 0' 4 1/2"
Width: 1' 2 3 /16" 
Centres: 6' 9 7/8"
20ft High Cube Container
Length: 20'
Width: 8'
Height: 9' 6"
Length: 19' 3"
Width: 7' 8"
Height: 8' 9 7/8"
Width: 7' 8"
Height: 8' 6"
Tare: 5180 lbs
Max Gross: 67,200 lbs
Cubic Cap: 1,318 cu. ft
Height: 0' 4 1/2"
Width: 1' 2 3 /16" 
Centres: 6' 9 7/8" 
40ft Standard Container
Length: 40'
Width: 8'
Height: 8' 6"
Length: 39' 3"
Width: 7' 8"
Height: 7' 9 7/8"
Width: 7' 8"
Height: 7' 5"
Tare: 8,600
Max Gross: 67,200
Cubic Cap: 2,700 cu. ft
Height: 0' 4 1/2"
Width: 1' 2 3 /16" 
Centres: 6' 9 7/8" 
40ft High Cube Container
Length: 40'
Width: 8'
Height: 9' 6"
Length: 39' 5"
Width: 7' 8"
Height: 8' 10"
Width: 7' 8"
Height: 8' 6"
Tare: 8,600 lbs
Max Gross: 67,200 lbs
Cubic Cap: 2,700 cu. ft
Height: 0' 4 1/2"
Width: 1' 2 3 /16" 
Centres: 6' 9 7/8" 
45' High Cube Container
Length: 45'
Width: 8'
Height: 9' 6"
Length: 44' 5"
Width: 7' 8"
Height: 8' 10"
Width: 7' 8"
Height: 8' 6"
Tare: 9/810 lbs
Max Gross: 72,800 lbs
Cubic Cap: 3,040 cu. ft
Height: 0' 4 1/2"
Width: 1' 2 3 /16" 
Centres: 6' 9 7/8" 

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