The world of shipping containers can be rather daunting at times. There are so many things to consider when buying containers, this despite the many different container dimensions you are presented with when starting the search. Some of these important considerations extend to whether you need a 20ft, 40ft, open top, refrigerated, platform or tank container…it might seem like endless options to consider!
So let’s simplify everything you need to know about shipping container sizes and provide you with insights into two of the most common sizes, the 20ft and 40ft shipping container. The 20ft shipping container is a popular option for many reasons. These containers are often converted into homes, granny flats and even schools. They are easier to manoeuvre thanks to their size, and it can easily be combined and modified to create a comfortable living space.
The size of the 20ft shipping container is explained below:
- External length: 6.06m, width: 2.44m, height: 2.60m;
- Internal length: 5.84m, width: 2.35m, height: 2.39m;
- Internal volume: 331m³;
- Weight: 2,200kg.
20ft containers offer some advantages over 40ft containers, in that it is easier to transport and manoeuvre. For those in need of building a container home or building in a remote and difficult to access location, then this is the container you’re after.
40ft Container Size and Dimensions
Many people in need of larger homes and spaces use 40ft containers for the extra space. It offers exceptional value for money, and continues to deliver for years to come. These shipping container sizes and dimensions include:
- External length: 12.2m, width: 2.44m, height: 2.60m;
- Internal length: 12.3m, width: 2.35m, height: 2.38m;
- Internal volume: 67.5m³;
- Weight: 3,800kg.
FS Containers is capable of customising containers to your specific needs. We are leaders in our industry, and work hard to add value to our clients’ organisations and lives. To learn more about our services and products, speak to us today.