What are shipping container dimensions? When purchasing or hiring a container, it’s very important that you know these dimensions. Shipping containers come in various sizes to suit different kinds of cargo. Importantly, at Port Shipping Containers we follow the international standards. 

The dimensions of a container refer to its length, width and height.

Shipping container dimensions (in other words, measurements) are normally done in feet, as well as standard metric dimensions. There are both inside and outside dimensions. However, we tend to provide and use the outside dimensions of containers.

Is there a standard answer to What are shipping container dimensions?

Standard shipping containers are 8ft (2.44m) wide and 8ft 6in (2.6m) high. Containers typically come in 3 different lengths: 10ft (3m), 20ft (6.06m), and 40ft (12.2m). But these are just the standard containers. There are other options available to you too.

At Port Shipping Containers, we manufacture a wide range of specialised containers. These do not have the standard shipping container dimensions. For example, when compared to a standard container, a high cube container is a foot higher, measuring 9ft 6in (2.89m) in height. Our range of shipping containers means that you are able to ship just about any type of cargo, safely and securely.

All our shipping containers are made to meet international standards.

The result? All our containers are transported, stored, stacked, and modified with ease. Therefore, no matter what you want to transport or store, we have the perfect container for you.

If you need some advice on which shipping container is best for you, please contact our team. We are here to answer all your questions pertaining to shipping containers.