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    The following are the most common container dimensions used for moving cargo in shipping vessels. While other sizes exist, these have become the standard. 

    Standard 20'

    The inside length is 19'4" and the inside width is 7'8". The inside height is 7'10” and the door width is 7'8”. The door height is 7’6”. The capacity is 1,172 ft³ and the tare weight is 4,916 lb. The maximum cargo is 47,999 lb. 

    Standard 40’

    The inside length is 39'5" while the inside width is 7'8". The inside height is 7'10" and the door width is 7'8". The door height is 7'6". The capacity is 2,390 ft³ and the tare weight is 8,160 lb and the maximum cargo is 59,040 lbs. 

    High Cube 40’ Container Dimensions 

    The inside length is 39'5"/ 12.01 m. The inside width is 7'8" / 2.33 m. The inside height is 8'10' / 2.69 m. The door width is 7'8" or 2.33 m and the door height is 8'5" / 2.56 m. The capacity is 2,694 ft³ or 76.28 m³. The tare weight is 8,750 lb / 3,968 kg. The cargo capacity is 58,450 lb / 26,512 kg. 

    Open Top 20’ Measurements 

    The maximum cargo is 47,620 lb / 21,600 kg and the tare weight is 5,280 lb / 2,394 kg. The capacity is 1,136 ft³ or 32.16 m³. The door height is 7'2" / 2.18 m. The door width is 7'6" or 2.28 m. The inside height is 7'8" 2.33 m / 2.33 m. The inside width 7'7" / 2.31 m and the inside length is 19'4" / 5.89 m. 

    Open Top 40’ 

    The inside length is 39'5" and the inside height is 39'5". The inside width is 7'8". The door width is 7'8" and the door height is 7'5". The capacity is 2,350 ft³. The tare weight is 8,490 lb. The maximum cargo is 58,710 lb. 

    Reefer 20’

    The inside length is 17'8” / 5.38 m and the max cargo is 45,760 lb. The inside width is 7'5" and the tare weight is 7,040 lb. The inside height is 7'5". The door is 7'3" high and 7'5" wide. The capacity is 1,000 ft³ or 28.31 m³. 

    It is crucial that you get accurate container dimensions before you order them. Keep in mind that there are many more types of containers available. If you need specific sizes, you can have containers that are custom made. Their cost will depend on the size you specify. 

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