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