Shipping Container Dimensions & Sizes

What size shipping container is best for you?

Shipping container sizes and dimensions can vary substantially from unit to unit, which can make choosing the right one difficult. While United Rentals carries standard 40-foot and 20-foot shipping containers, we also offer containers in unique lengths to best fit our customer's requirements. So which shipping container size is ideal for you?

Along with this query, there are many other commonly asked questions posed by our customers regarding the size and dimensions of our conex boxes. Some other common questions are: How big is a shipping container? How wide are shipping containers? What are the different types of shipping containers? Take a look at the chart below for examples of approximate storage container dimensions.*

Standard Storage Containers - Approximate Dimensions & Capacity

Exterior

Interior

Door Opening

Capacity / Weight

 

Length

Width

Height

Lenght

Width

Height

Width

Height

Cube Capacity (cu. ft.)

Max. Gross (lbs)

10' Standard Dry Container

10'

8'

8' 6"

9' 3"

7' 8 1/2"

8' 10 1/8"

7' 8 1/4"

7' 5 3/4"

560

25,000

16' Standard Dry Container

16'

8'

8' 6"

15' 3"

7' 8 1/2"

8' 10 1/8"

7' 8 1/4"

7' 5 3/4"

960

25,000

20' Standard Dry Container

20'

8'

8' 6"

19' 3"

7' 8 1/2"

8' 10 1/8"

7' 8 1/4"

7' 5 3/4"

1,120

67,200

24' Standard Dry Container

24'

8'

8' 6"

23' 3"

7' 8 1/2"

8' 10 1/8"

7' 8 1/4"

7' 5 3/4"

1,440

67,200

40' Standard Dry Container

40'

8'

8' 6"

39' 5"

7' 8 1/2"

8' 10 1/8"

7' 8 1/4"

7' 5 3/4"

2,240

67,200

*All numbers are estimates; please discuss sizing with a United Rentals representative for exact measurements.

We also offer “high cube” shipping containers. These container dimensions have an extra foot added to their height.

High Cube Storage Containers - Approximate

Exterior

Interior

Door Opening

Capacity / Weight

 

Length

Width

Height

Lenght

Width

Height

Width

Height

Cube Capacity (cu. ft.)

Max. Gross (lbs)

20' High Cube Dry Container

20'

8'

9' 6"

19' 3"

7' 8 1/2"

8' 10 1/8"

7' 8 1/4"

7' 5 3/4"

1,342

67,200

40' High Cube Dry Container

40'

8'

9' 6"

39' 5"

7' 8 1/2"

8' 10 1/8"

7' 8 1/4"

7' 5 3/4"

2,694

67,200

In the case that the aforementioned shipping container dimensions do not adequately suit your needs, we also offer the option to custom build storage containers.

For more information on shipping container sizing, rental pricing or any other questions you may have, please contact one of our storage container & mobile office experts.

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