Shipping Container Dimensions

Information About Shipping Container Dimensions

Shipping containers can be used for a wide variety of purposes and they are a convenient option when they are needed. Some of the different types of uses can include storing excess inventory, expanding your workplace, storing waste, storing items for the season, secure storage and storing tools or equipment. They are not only available for commercial and retail use, they also provide an excellent option residential use as well.

Shipping containers come in a number of different sizes so they can be a convenient option for any use. The size of the shipping container is measured to the exterior of the container, so the volume is slightly less when you consider the interior dimensions. This can be important if you are storing things that are of a very specific size, such as boxes of inventory. It may also make a difference if you are shipping items using these containers, as it will affect how much volume they hold.

The standard shipping container height is 8′ 6″, but for those who need a taller option, there are 9′ 6″ containers available. This can make a difference for a number of reasons. At times, you may be storing or shipping items that need that extra 1 foot of height. If you were to try to store those items at an angle, it could take up a considerable footprint and limit how much you were able to store in the unit. Typically, if you are going to be storing something that is higher than the standard container height, it is best to go with a taller option.

As far as the specific container lengths are concerned, this is also something that differs from one to another. Some of the more common lengths are 20 feet, 40 feet, 48 feet and 53 feet. This can certainly make a significant difference in the volume that they are able to hold. Of course, you would always want to choose your container size according to the amount of space that you have to store the container, if you were using it for storage purposes.

The width of every size of storage container is a standard 8′ 0″as the external measurement. The internal measurement for the width is slightly smaller. Typically, the width is going to be anywhere from 7″ to 5″ less on the interior.

There are also a number of other options to consider along with the size of the storage container. For example, some containers are going to have double doors on one side only while others may open on both ends. There are also some containers that can be opened on the side as well, and it can help you to get to inventory without having to remove what may be closer to the doors on the front or back.

Choosing the right storage container can help you to have the additional storage you need without using too much of a footprint on your property. You can contact us for more information as to what we provide.