What are shipping container dimensions? This is something we are often asked when someone purchasing or hiring a container. Shipping containers are made in various sizes to suit different kinds of cargo. At Shipping Containers Perth we follow the international standards for our containers. 

The dimensions of a shipping container refer to its length, width and height.

Shipping container dimensions are normally measured in feet, as well as standard metric dimensions (metres). Although containers have both inner and outer dimensions, the outer dimensions are normally the ones that we provide and use rather than the internal height.

What are shipping container dimensions? Is there a standard answer?

Standard shipping containers are 8ft (2.44m) wide and 8ft 6in (2.6m) high. These containers usually come in 3 different lengths: 10ft shipping container (3m), 20ft shipping container (6.06m), and 40ft shipping container (12.2m). However, there are other container options available to you too. Our most popular containers are 20ft and 40ft.

We manufacture a wide range of specialised containers at Shipping Containers Perth. These deviate from the standard shipping container dimensions above. For example, a high cube container is a foot higher a standard container, measuring 9ft 6in (2.89m) in height. Our range of shipping containers ensures that you are able to ship just about any cargo, safely and securely.

All our containers meet the relevant international standards.

Why is this important? It means that our containers can be, stored, stacked, modified with ease, and transported for loading and unloading. Therefore, no matter what you want to transport or store, we have the perfect container for you.

If you would like some advice on which size shipping container is best for you, please contact us to get in touch with our customer service.