Cargo Shipping Containers

We sell “Like New” and Used cargo shipping containers in every size and type available, including customizations.  There are a wide variety of different names used for “shipping containers”, but at the end of the day, they all must meet the ISO dimensions outlined below to qualify as a true “ISO Shipping Container”.

NOTE: All mention of “new containers” are equivalent to “near new containers” and commonly known as one-trip, one-time used in newer, like new condition. They are manufactured overseas and used one time in one-trip with cargo for economical transport.  Brand new shipping containers are available on demand.

standard shipping containersISO Exterior dimensions for shipping containers are:

  • 20 foot standard container – 20’ L x 8’ W x 8’6’’ H
  • 20 foot high cube container – 20’ L x 8’ W x 9’6’’ H
  • 40 foot standard container – 40’ L x 8’ W x 8’6’’ H
  • 40 foot high cube container – 40’ L x 8’ W x 9’6’’ H
  • 10’ foot standard container – 10’ L x 8’ W x 8’6’’ H
  • 10 foot high cube container – 10’ L x 8’ W x 9’6’’ H

Disclaimer: Please note that the length of 20 foot and 10 foot containers are actually slightly shorter than the 10 and 20 foot length.

Why all the different names for the same rectangular metal box…. because they are used across such a wide array of industries, many industries have coined their own ‘pet names’ for them, with some of the most popular listed below:

  • Dry vans
  • Ocean freight containers
  • Intermodal containers
  • Sea boxes
  • Cargo containers
  • 20 foot containers
  • 40 foot containers
  • Reefers
  • High Cubes (have an extra foot of height)
  • Conex boxes (originated by the Army)
  • Milvans (from the military)
  • Steel/metal containers
  • Flat racks
  • IP1 containers

Inspection and certifications are provided when requested for overseas shipping use.

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