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ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental international organisation that works to ensure the quality and safety of products and services. ISO certification establishes credibility and trust with consumers, stakeholders and other business partners. As such, all shipping container dimensions need to meet these specific measurements and requirements.
All our containers are ISO-certified.
Shipping and storage containers come in a variety of sizes, which range from 10 ft to 40 ft high cube. Since containers are used for different purposes, it’s always good to have a few options.
The chart below shows the variety of container sizes, with interior and exterior dimensions.
Following ISO guidelines, the exterior dimensions of a standard 20 ft shipping container are 20 ft (6.10 m) long, 8 ft (2.44 m) wide and 8 ft 6 in (2.62 m) high. Its interior dimensions are 5.90 m long, 2.35 m wide and 2.39 m high, and it has a tare weight of about 2.44 tons, with roughly 37.09 cubic metres of storage capacity.
Following ISO guidelines, the exterior dimensions of a standard 40 ft shipping container are 40 ft (12.2) long, 8 ft (2.44 m) wide and 8 ft 6 in (2.62 m) high. Its interior dimensions are 12.03 m long, 2.35 m wide and 2.39 m high, and it has a tare weight of about 3.8 tons and roughly 75.32 cubic metres of storage capacity.
Following ISO guidelines, the interior dimensions of a 40 ft high cube shipping container are 12.03 m long, 2.35 m wide and 2.69 m high.
Standard ISO-certified shipping containers are 2.43 m wide externally and 2.35 m wide internally.
Standard ISO-certified shipping containers are externally 2.60 m high and high cube containers are 2.90 m high.
ISO-certified shipping containers have the following interior dimensions:
|Container size||Exterior dimensions||Interior dimensions||Cubic metres||Door size||Container weight|
|20ft Container||6.10 m x 2.44 m x 2.62 m||5.90 m x 2.35 m x 2.39 m||37.09 m3||2.35 cm x 2.28 m||2.44 tons|
|40ft Container||12.20 m x 2.44 m x 2.62 m||12.03 m x 2.35 m x 2.39 m||75.32 m3||2.35 m x 2.28 m||3.8 tons|
|40ft High Cube||12.20 m x 2.44 m x 2.90 m||12.03 m x 2.35 m x 2.69 m||75.32 m3||2.35 m x 2.59 m||3.9 tons|