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Shipping Container Dimensions

Each container has to be of a specific height, width and length in order to conform to the needs of a cargo ship. Therefore, “shipping” containers are only available in 20ft and 40ft lengths. Whilst you can ship extraordinary units on a vessel, they are classified as €œundersized€ or €œoversized€ cargo and therefore not only cost much more to manufacture but also cost more to ship. We can also convert standard containers into a number of lengths, 10ft is the most popular and is achieved by cutting down a 20ft or 40ft container into 10ft units. Below we show you our 10ft, 20ft and 40ft dimensions. View our Bespoke Container Dimensions >>

10ft Container Dimensions

9850704

Length: 10ft / 3.05m
Width: 8ft / 2.44m
Height: 8ft 6ins / 2.59m
Internal Length: 9ft 2ins / 2.59m
Internal Width: 7ft 7ins / 2.33m
Internal Height: 7ft 9ins / 2.35m
End Door Aperture Width: as req.
End Door Aperture Height: as req.
Weight: 1.5 tons / 1300kg
Floor Area: 72sqft / 6.69m2
Cubic Capacity: 560 cu ft / 15.89m2

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20ft Container Dimensions

5467210

Length: 20ft / 6.06m
Width: 8ft / 2.44m
Height: 8ft 6ins / 2.59m
Internal Length: 19ft 3ins / 5.87m
Internal Width: 7ft 7ins / 2.33m
Internal Height: 7ft 9ins / 2.35m
End Door Aperture Width: 7ft 6ins / 2.28m
End Door Aperture Height: 7ft 5ins / 2.26m
Weight: 2.4 tons / 2185kg​
Floor Area: 150sqft / 13.93m2
Cubic Capacity: 1160 cu ft / 32.85m2

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40ft Container Dimensions

5637358

Length: 40ft / 12.19m
Width: 8ft / 2.44m
Height: 8ft 6ins / 2.59m
Internal Length: 39ft 4ins / 12.0m
Internal Width: 7ft 7ins / 2.33m
Internal Height: 7ft 9ins / 2.35m
End Door Aperture Width: 7ft 6ins / 2.28m
End Door Aperture Height: 7ft 5ins / 2.26m
Weight: 4 tons / 3740kg​
Floor Area: 305sqft / 28.33m2
Cubic Capacity: 2360 cu ft / 66.83m2

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10ft High Cube Dimensions

6507246

Length: 10ft / 3.05m
Width: 8ft / 2.44m
Height: 9ft 6ins / 2.89m
Internal Length: 9ft 2ins / 2.59m
Internal Width: 7ft 7ins / 2.33m
Internal Height: 8ft 9ins / 2.65m
End Door Aperture Width: as req.
End Door Aperture Height: as req.
Weight: 1.5 tons / 1400kg​
Floor Area: 72sqft / 6.69m2
Cubic Capacity: 630cu ft / 17.84m2

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20ft High Cube Dimensions

8180691

Length: 20ft / 6.06m
Width: 8ft / 2.44m
Height: 9ft 6ins / 2.89m
Internal Length: 19ft 3ins / 5.87m
Internal Width: 7ft 7ins / 2.33m
Internal Height: 8ft 9ins / 2.65m
End Door Aperture Width: 7ft 6ins / 2.28m
End Door Aperture Height: 8ft 5ins / 2.56m
Weight: 2.4 tons / 2360kg​
Floor Area: 150sqft / 13.93m2
Cubic Capacity:  1310 cu ft / 37.09m2

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40ft High Cube Dimensions

8957454

Length: 40ft / 12.19m
Width: 8ft / 2.44m
Height: 9ft 6ins / 2.89m
Internal Length: 39ft 4ins / 12m
Internal Width: 7ft 7ins / 2.33m
Internal Height: 8ft 9ins / 2.65m
End Door Aperture Width: 7ft 6ins / 2.28m
End Door Aperture Height: 8ft 5ins / 2.56m
Weight: 4 tons / 4060kg​
Floor Area: 305sqft / 28.33m2
Cubic Capacity: 2660 cu ft / 75.32m2

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If you would like some more information regarding standard or non standard container dimensions or sizes please contact Lion Containers on 0333 600 6260 where a member of our sales team will be glad to assist. Alternatively, please complete a Quick Quote form below.