40 foot container dimensions

The standard 40-foot container is one of the most commonly-used containers for the international transportation of ocean freight goods, along with the 20-foot container.

Dimensions of the 40-foot container

The 40-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 40-foot container are:

  • Exterior Dimensions (in meters): 12.19m long x 2.44m wide x 2.59m high
  • Internal Dimensions (in meters): 12.025m long x 2.352m wide x 2.393m high
  • Usable Capacity: 67.7m3

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