The standard 20-foot container or “dry van” is one of the most commonly-used containers for the shipment of goods in ocean freight along with the 40-foot container.
Dimensions of the 20-foot container
The 20-foot container’s dimensions are usually measured using the imperial system (feet) and specifies both the exterior dimensions and the interior (usable) dimensions.
The dimensions of a 20-foot container are:
- Exterior Dimensions (in meters): 6.10m long x 2.44m wide x 2.59m high
- Internal Dimensions (in meters): 5.898m long x 2.352m wide x 2.393m high
- Usable Capacity: 32.6m3