Ocean Shipping Container Types

Ocean cargo shipping is never a one size fits all solution, which is why there are many dimensions and shapes of shipping containers. Here’s a list of container types that will help you make the best routing decisions for your ocean cargo.

20' GP Container - 20’ GP (8’6”)
Measurement Internal External Door
Length 5.90 m 6.06 m
Width 2.35 m 2.44 m 2.34 m
Height 2.39 m 2.59 m 2.28 m
Capacity cubic Payload Tare weight
33 cbm 28.000 kg 2.200 kg
40' GP Container - 40’ GP (8’6”)
Measurement Internal External Door
Length 12.03 m 12.19 m
Width 2.35 m 2.44 m 2.34 m
Height 2.39 m 2.59 m 2.28 m
Capacity cubic Payload Tare weight
67.6 cbm 26.950 kg 3.530 kg
40' HC Container - 40’ GP (9’6”)
Measurement Internal External Door
Length 12.03 m 12.19 m
Width 2.35 m 2.44 m 2.34 m
Height 2.69 m 2.90 m 2.58 m
Capacity cubic Payload Tare weight
76.3 cbm 26.950 kg 3.730 kg
20' Open Top Container - 20’ Open Top (8’6”)
Measurement Internal External Door
Length 5.90 m 6.06 m
Width 2.35 m 2.44 m 2.34 m
Height 2.25 m 2.59 m 2.28 m
Capacity cubic Payload Tare weight
33 cbm 28.000 kg 2.300 kg
40' Open Top Container - 40’ Open Top (8’6”)
Measurement Internal External Door
Length 12.01 m 12.19 m
Width 2.35 m 2.44 m 2.34 m
Height 2.35 m 2.59 m 2.28 m
Capacity cubic Payload Tare weight
65 cbm 26.500 kg 3920 kg
20' Flatrack Container - 20’ Flatrack (8’6”)
Measurement Internal External Door
Length 6.03 m 6.06 m
Width 2.21 m 2.44 m 5.55 m
Height 2.21 m 2.59 m
Capacity cubic Payload Tare weight
31 cbm 24.000 kg 2.700 kg
40' Flatrack Container - 40’ Flatrack (8’6”)
Measurement Internal External Door
Length 11.76 m 12.19 m
Width 2.23 m 2.44 m
Height 1.96 m 2.59 m
Capacity cubic Payload Tare weight
51 cbm 40.000 kg 4900 kg
20' Reefer Container - 20’ Reefer (8’6”)
Measurement Internal External Door
Length 5.44 m 6.06 m
Width 2.29 m 2.44 m 2.23 m
Height 2.28 m 2.59 m 2.10 m
Capacity cubic Payload Tare weight
28.8 cbm 23.780 kg 3.220 kg
40' Reefer Container - 40’ Reefer (8’6”)
Measurement Internal External Door
Length 11.58 m 12.19 m
Width 2.29 m 2.44 m 2.29 m
Height 2.25 m 2.59 m 2.26 m
Capacity cubic Payload Tare weight
60 cbm 27.580 kg 4.920 kg
40' HC Reefer Container - 40’ HC Reefer (9’6”)
Measurement Internal External Door
Length 11.57 m 12.19 m
Width 2.29 m 2.44 m 2.29 m
Height 2.54 m 2.90 m 2.59 m
Capacity cubic Payload Tare weight
67.3 cbm 28.190 kg 4290 kg