Shipping containers come in a variety of different sizes. Shipping containers have a standard width of 8 Ft. and a standard height of 8 Ft. 6 inches. High cube shipping containers which are 9 Ft. 6 inches tall are also popular, and you can sometimes find extra wide shipping containers which are 10 Ft. wide. Extra wide shipping containers are rare due to the fact that it makes it difficult to ship over highways by truck as you need to obtain a special permit for a wide load. Check out the table to the right for the most popular shipping container dimensions.
10 foot shipping containers are commonly referred to as storage pods as they are often used for residential storage. 10 ft containers weigh about 2,800 lbs when empty and have a maximum capacity of about 25,000 lbs.
20 foot shipping containers are commonly used to store things at construction sites and to move things from one place to another. 20 ft containers weigh about 5,000 lbs when empty and have a maximum capacity of about 47,000 lbs.
40 foot shipping containers are the most popular size unit in the world. They are used to transport things overseas on ships, and throughout the United States on trucks. 40 ft shipping containers weigh about 8,800 lbs when empty and have a maximum capacity of about 58,000 lbs.
These are just a few of the most common sized shipping containers that you'll find on ShippingContainerDeals.com. For more information on the sizes offered or to request prices go here.