Shipping, Logistics Management - Container Dimensions, Container Capacity, Rating, Tare Mass and Payload of Containers
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Container Dimensions and Capacity
Containers intended for intercontinental use have external nominal dimensions of:
----- 9.8125 feet (2.991m) as
feet;19.875 feet (6.058m) as
feet;29.9375 feet (9.125m) as
feet (2.591m) and
feet (2.896m)All above dimensions have permissible tolerances.The 20 feet (20') and 40 feet (40') containers are very popular in ocean freight. The 8.5 feet(8.5') high container---8 feet 6 inches (8' 6") high container---is often referred to as
.The demand for the
high cube container
---is increasing. The popular high cubecontainer has a normal height of 9.5 feet (9.5' or 9' 6").There are
half height containers
(4.25' or 4' 3" high) designed for heavy loads such assteel rods and ingots, which absorb the weight limit in half the normal space.The most widely used type of container is the
general purpose (dry cargo) container
20' x 8.5'
40' x 9.5'
. Referring to theDimension of General Purpose Containersbelow, thedimensions shown in the table are not fixed, that is,the external and internal dimensionsmay vary among containers of the same length and height.The container
is the total cube a container can accommodate. The term
oftenrefers to the cubic measurement of cargo. The capacity (i.e., the internal volume) is
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