Renting a shipping container provides you with a low-risk, low-cost storage solution on your own schedule. A 20-foot shipping container offers durability, versatility and portability in various construction, industrial and commercial use cases. Primarily intended for portable on-site storage, 20-foot shipping containers are wind and watertight. For added security, our PV3 Safety Containers are not only extremely secure against theft, but they contain an emergency exit release should you accidentally get closed in. Made from 14-gauge corrugated steel, our cargo containers are excellent for storing your tools, equipment and other supplies. The easy-access double doors are convenient when you need to grab something in a hurry. These 20-foot storage containers for rent can be customized to include shelving, venting, lighting, insulation and more.
A standard 20-foot shipping container exterior is 20’ by 8’ by 8’6” with interior measurements of 19’3” by 7’8.5” by 7’10.125” Finally, door openings are 7’8.25” by 7’5.75”. Twenty-foot high-cube shipping containers are also available and are designed to provide extra headroom for taller materials. Both can fit in a standard-sized parking space. Learn more about shipping container sizes and dimensions in our article.
The cubic capacity of a 20-foot sea container is 1,120 cubic feet, and it has a maximum gross weight of 67,200 pounds. For example, a container of this size can hold 10 standard pallets, two small cars, 781 cases of letter-sized paper or approximately 7,300 gallons of water.
Cargo containers of this size are often transported by semi-trucks with flatbed trailers or tilt trailers that are pulled by powerful trucks such as a four-wheel drive ¾-ton crew cab pickup. Once it’s on-site, you can easily move it around with a forklift. Contact your local United Rentals branch for more information.