20ft Open Top Shipping Container Dimensions

20ft open top shipping container The 20ft Open Top Shipping Container is ideal for a module of building a shipping container home specifically a staircase to the upper floors as it will reduce cutting away time of excess steel. When ordering a shipping container please make sure you have a good haulier that can accommodate your needs and always get a quoted price in advance of ordering your shipping container.

 

 

 

 

 

Ratings

Maximum Gross Weight: 67,200 lbs.
Tare Weight: 5,070 lbs.
Payload: 62,129 lbs.
Capacity: 1,164 cu. ft.

Internal Dimensions

Length: 19′ 2"
Length (between top headers): 18′ 5"
Length (between corner gussets): 17′ 7"
Width: 7′ 6"
Width (between top rails): 7′ 3"
Height: 7′ 6"
Height (under top rail): 7′ 3"

External Dimensions

Length: 19′ 10"
Width: 8′
Height: 8′ 6"

Door Opening

Width: 7′ 6"
Height: 7′ 4"

20ft Tank Shipping Container Dimensions

20ft Tank Shipping Container

20ft Tank Shipping Container units may not be useful for the shipping container home scenario directly but could be utilized for example as a water supply due to being able to fit straight on top of the other shipping container units. This is why the dimensions of 20ft Tank Shipping Container units have been added to the blog.

Always double check measurements due to some units being adapted for customers needs.

 

 

 

 

Payload: 6,764 lbs.
Capacity: 904 cu. ft.

Internal Dimensions

Length: 20′
Width: 8′
Height: 8′ 6"

40ft High Cube Dry Shipping Container Dimensions

40ft high cube dry shipping container

When purchasing a 40ft High Cube Dry Shipping Container be aware of freight costs for delivery and contact haulage companies in advance for price comparisons to the final destination from collection including any fees for unloading. Below we have added the dimensions of 40ft High Cube Dry Shipping Containers of standard size.

Ratings

Maximum Gross Weight: 67,200 lbs.
Tare Weight: 8,223 lbs.
Payload: 58,976 lbs.

Internal Dimensions

Length: 39′ 1"
Width: 7′ 6"
Height: 8′ 7"

External Dimensions

Length: 40′
Width: 8′
Height: 9′ 6"

Door Opening

Width: 7′ 6"
Height: 8′ 4"

20ft Flat Rack Shipping Container Dimensions

20ft Flat rack Shipping Container20ft Flat Rack Shipping Container Dimensions not the best idea for a shipping container home although no doubt there is someone out there that has utilized them somewhere maybe a stage perhaps or a roof garden? Either way there is still opportunities to use 20ft Flat Rack Shipping Containers which is why they have been added with the dimensions below :-

 

 

 

 

 Ratings

Maximum Gross Weight: 74,950 lbs.
Tare Weight: 6,040 lbs.
Payload: 68,819 lbs.
Concentrated Load Over Center 2 Meter Span: 44,094 lbs.

Internal Dimensions

Length (between end panels): 19′ 6"
Length (between corner posts): 18′ 2"
Width (over bottom side rail): 7′ 2"
Width (between corner posts): 7′ 3"
Height (side rail to top casting): 7′ 2"

External Dimensions

Length: 19′ 10"
Width: 8′
Height: 8′ 6"

Shipping container specifications

shipping container specifications

Even though standardisation of shipping containers has been in existence since 1967 its still not as specific as it may seem. Most people recognise 20ft and 40ft containers but in reality they vary between 10ft and 53ft in length (10ft are very common here in the Philippines for small loads). The heights also vary from 4.25ft to 9.5 so if buying a container getting the exact metrics internally and externally are important otherwise you could end up buying something unsuitable for your needs. The only thing that does seem to be standard is width at 8ft, what the containers are made from and internal dimensions vary between manufacturers and companies needs.

An example of this is Matson’s who after calculating the best sizes of container for their operations along the West coast of Hawaii set upon using 20ft and 24ft containers that fitted their converted freighters from WW2 and integrated a racking system into the freighters specifically for the containers. This allowed the containers to be stacked six high and to be easily offloaded at the dock side using specialist crane equipment.

20ft Shipping container dimensions and weights

20-foot-ground-storage-container-20-foot-iso-shipping-container

With the initial assessment on home designs done with shipping containers as well as assessing the best methods of either interior or exterior cladding done. I then thought but how many people actually know the dimensions of a shipping container? Because no point ordering one if it won’t fit in the place your looking to put it.. so here is the information on internal,external and weight limits of a 20ft shipping container.

20 Foot Container Specifications:

External Dimensions Internal Dimensions Operating Weights (lb)

Length: 20′                 Length: 19′-4″                 Max Gross:    52,910
Width: 8′                   Width: 7′-8″                   Max Payload: 47,895
Height: 8′-6″               Height: 7′-9″                   Tare: 5,015

Internal Capacity: 1,166 Cubic Feet

40ft Collapsible Flat Rack Shipping Container Dimensions

40' Collapsable Flat Rack

The 4ft Collapsible Flat Rack Shipping Container Dimensions are below not an ideal shipping container for shipping container homes but still listed so people can see what one looks like.

 

 

 

 

 

Ratings

Maximum Gross Weight: 99,212 lbs.
Tare Weight: 10,803 lbs.
Payload: 88,409 lbs.
Concentrated Load Over Centre 2 Meter Span: 56,000 lbs.

Internal Dimensions

Length (between end panels): 39′ 6"
Length (between corner posts): 38′ 3"
Width (over bottom side rail): 7′ 2"
Width (between corner posts): 7′ 7"
Height (side rail to top casting): 6′ 4"

External Dimensions

Length: 40′
Width: 8′
Height: 8′ 6"
Collapsible Height: 2′ 1

40Ft Flat Rack Shipping Container Dimensions

40ft flat rack shipping container 40ft Flat Rack Shipping Container Dimensions have been added into Container Living primarily so people know what one is if asked if they want one and by mistake think its a full shipping container unit with sides and roof. The dimensions are shown below :-

 

 

 

 

Ratings

Maximum Gross Weight: 99,212 lbs.
Tare Weight: 10,803 lbs.
Payload: 88,409 lbs.
Concentrated Load Over Center 2 Meter Span: 56,000 lbs.

Internal Dimensions

Length (between end panels): 39′ 6"
Length (between corner posts): 38′ 3"
Width (over bottom side rail): 7′ 2"
Width (between corner posts): 7′ 7"
Height (side rail to top casting): 6′ 4"

External Dimensions

Length: 40′
Width: 8′
Height: 8′ 6"

40ft High Cube Reefer Shipping Container Dimensions

40ft high cube reefer shipping container

40ft High Cube Reefer Shipping Containers may not initially be the first thought for a shipping container home but due to the design it may suit more with off grid living” being able to utilize the space that once housed the cooling system for generator,water or other equipment for the home. The dimensions of 40ft High Cube Reefer Shipping Containers is shown below :-

Ratings

Maximum Gross Weight: 74,960 lbs.
Tare Weight: 10,120 lbs.
Payload: 64,840 lbs.
Capacity: 2,325 cu. ft.

Internal Dimensions

Length: 37′ 11"
Width: 7′ 5"
Height: 8′ 4"
Lashings/Bottom Rail: 6 pieces/side
Loading Line (height): 8′

External Dimensions

Length: 40′
Width: 8′
Height: 9′ 6"

Door Opening

Width: 7′ 5"
Height: 8′ 6"

20ft Reefer Shipping Container Dimensions

20ft reefer shipping container

The 20ft Reefer Shipping Container may be a perfect unit for utilizing as part of a shipping container home due to it being pre-insulated. I would look to analyze the ambient temperature between inside and out to get an idea of how well the insulation is working and also make sure to check the unit for any signs of dampness depending on its construction method. Below you will find the dimensions for 20ft Reefer Shipping Containers

 

 

 

 

Ratings

Maximum Gross Weight: 67,200 lbs.
Tare Weight: 6,610 lbs.
Payload: 60,590 lbs.
Capacity: 950 cu. ft.

Internal Dimensions

Length: 17′ 10"
Width: 7′ 6"
Height: 7′ 5"
Lashings/Bottom Rail: 4 pieces/side
Loading Line (height): 7′ 2"

External Dimensions

Length: 19′ 10"
Width: 8′
Height: 8′ 6"

Door Opening

Width: 7′ 5"
Height: 7′ 4"