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The information below represents average container sizes and limitations for steam-ship line equipment. There could be variances in the dimensions between some containers and the numbers below. Additionally, these numbers represent the containers' limitations; in many cases state laws further limit the weight capacity of these containers for over-the-road transport.

Container Size / Type Material Outside Height (in) Tare Weight (lbs) Max Cargo Capacity (lbs) Door Opening Interior Dimensions
Width (in) Height(in) Length(in) Width (in) Height(in)
20' Container Aluminum 102 3,594 41,204 92 90 233 92 94
20' Container Steel 102 5,071 47,840 92 90 232 92 94
40' Container Aluminum 102 5,820 61,377 92 90 475 92 94
40' Container Steel 102 8,510 58,687 92 90 474 93 94
40' High Cube (HC) Container Aluminum 114 6,636 60,561 92 104 475 92 105
40' High Cube (HC) Container Steel 114 8,796 58,400 92 102 474 93 106
20' Refrigerated Container Aluminum 102 6,217 46,694 89 87 218 89 89
40' Refrigerated Container Aluminum 102 9,039 58,158 90 85 460 90 87
20' Open Top (OT) Container Steel 96 5,401 47,510 92 88 232 93 92
40' Open Top (OT) Container Steel 102 9,149 58,048 92 88 473 93 92
20' Flat Rack Steel 102 5,732 47,179 - - 234 93 89
40' Flat Rack Steel 102 11,244 55,953 - - 475 93 79
40' Platform Steel - 13,580 110,231 - - 480 96 -