The most popular ISO container sizes are 20 and 40 feet.

The international abbreviation of TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit) and FEU (Forty Foot Equivalent Unit) are derived from these measurements as well.

 

In addition to that, the containers can also be divided by their function or purpose:

Container dry cargo 20

20’ Dry Cargo (20DC) containers

Purpose: Fit for all cargo

Interior measurements: 5.9 x 2.35 x 2.39 meters

Capacity: up to 33.23 m³ and 21.77 tons of cargo

 

 

Container dry cargo 4040’ Dry Cargo (40DC) containers

Purpose: Fit for all cargo

Interior measurements: 12.03 x 2.35 x 2.39 meters

Capacity: up to 67.6 m³ and 26.78 tons of cargo

 

 

Container high cube 4040’ High Cube (40HC) containers

Purpose: Fit for all cargo, allows higher cargo to be transported (2.69 m)

Interior measurements: 12.03 x 2.35 x 2.69 meters

Capacity: up to 76.3 m³ and 28.59 tons of cargo

 

container hardtop 2020’ Hardtop (20HT) containers

Purpose: The container has a detachable steel roof, which allows the use of a crane in case of heavy cargo. Additionally, allows the use of oversized cargo (the roof will be attached to the interior wall of the container)

Interior measurements: 5.89 x 2.31 x 2.35 meters

Capacity: up to 21.6 tons of cargo

 

container hardtop 4040’ Hardtop (20HT) containers

Purpose: The container has a detachable steel roof, which allows the use of a crane in case of heavy cargo. Additionally, allows the use of oversized cargo (the roof will be attached to the interior wall of the container)

Interior measurements: 12.03 x 2.35 x 2.34 meters

Capacity: up to 26.63 tons of cargo

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