On-site Storage Solutions provides a complete range of shipping container dimensions, sizes, and kinds to meet all types of demands and requirements, including:

  • All Sizes of New and Used Containers: 20′, 40′, 45′ and more
  • Standard Dry Vans and High Cubes
  • Used Shipping Containers
  • Refrigerated Containers
  • Open Top Containers
  • Conex Boxes

What size storage container do you need?

Shipping Container Dimensions & Sizes

Used storage containers come in standard sizes including 20′, 40′, 40′ High Cube and 45′ High Cube.  We also sell new storage containers with other sizes and configurations starting as short as 10′.   See chart with new sizes.  Note availability varies.

For many general purposes uses, a container size of 20 feet is popular. The door height is a little over 7.5 feet with a width of about 7 feet 8 inches. If you are transporting heavy duty equipment consider a 20-foot long flat rack container.

There are also 40-foot long general-purpose shipping containers. For transporting products requiring refrigeration there are also 40-foot long refrigerated containers.

If you are considering a used 20′ you should know the price difference between a used 20′ container and a used 40′ or 40′ HC is not that great. This is due to the fact that most freight is shipped in 40′ and 40′ HC cargo containers.  Hence supply and demand has led to pricing in some locations where 20′ and 40′ containers are almost the same price.  Other considerations include the standard height of 8′ 6″ versus high cube height of 9′ 6″. If you plan to use the container as shed or workshop the extra height of the 9′ 6″  high cube is highly recommended especially if you plan to insulate.
 
20′ container will fit most of the furniture from a 3 bedroom home, such as:
  • 3 mattresses
  • 4 dressers
  • 1 Kitchen Table w/ 6 chairs
  • Couch
  • 2 sitting chairs
  • Coffee table
  • 2 TVs
  • Washer & Dryer

A 40′ and 40′ HC are typically a better value with roughly twice the storage capacity of a 20′. If your home has 4 furnished bedrooms, we recommend a 40′ storage container or larger container like a 45′ or 53′, so ask for prices if that applies.

Container Conditions

We generally source Wind and Water Tight (WWT) Containers, which have been used on cargo ships, so they are strong and sturdy, and show signs of use like dings and dents and may have some paint chips. If none of the cosmetic stuff matters to you, then you get it at a great price and it can be safely used for storage of your contents. A step up in condition from that is the Cargo Worthy Container (CWO), which is CSC certified for Ocean-Vessel Shipment. Above that is the One-Trip Container, which is nearly new with maybe a dent or two. The higher the condition, the higher the price, so if you just need a container for storage, Wind and Water Tight (WWT) is the cheapest.

Shipping Container Features

CSC plate applies only to shipping worthy containers. For more information about the size dimensions and weight of the containers (tare), see below.

Shipping Container Dimensions

External Dimensions

Size/Type
L
W
H
Area
L x W
Cubic Feet
L x W x H

20′ Dry Van

20′

8′

8′ 6″

160 Sq. Ft.

1,354 Cu. Ft.

40′ Dry Van

40′

8′

8′ 6″

320 Sq. Ft.

1,354 Cu. Ft.

40′ High Cube

40′

8′

9′ 6″

320 Sq. Ft.

3,040 Cu. Ft.

45′ High Cube

45′

8′

9′ 6″

360 Sq. Ft.

3,420 Cu. Ft.

20′ Refrigerated

20′

8′

8′ 6″

160 Sq. Ft.

1,354 Cu. Ft.

40′ Refrigerated

40′

8′

8′ 6″

320 Sq. Ft.

2,720 Cu. Ft.

40′ HC Refrigerated

40′

8′

9′ 6″

320 Sq. Ft.

3,040 Cu. Ft.

Internal Dimensions

Size/Type
L
W
H
Area
L x W
Cubic Feet
L x W x H

20? Dry Van

19′ 3″

7′ 8″

7′ 9″

149 Sq. Ft.

1,144 Cu. Ft.

40? Dry Van

39′ 5″

7′ 8″

7′ 9″

306 Sq. Ft.

2,343 Cu. Ft.

40? High Cube

39′ 5″

7′ 8″

8′ 10″

306 Sq. Ft.

2,670 Cu. Ft.

45? High Cube

44′ 5″

7′ 8″

8′ 10″

344 Sq. Ft.

3,009 Cu. Ft.

20? Refrigerated

17′ 11″

7′ 8″

7′ 6″

134 Sq. Ft.

1,007 Cu. Ft.

40? Refrigerated

37′ 11″

7′ 8″

7′ 6″

284 Sq. Ft.

2,132 Cu. Ft.

40? HC Refrigerated

37′ 11″

7′ 8″

8′ 4″

284 Sq. Ft.

2,368 Cu. Ft.

Door Openings

Size/Type
W
H

20′ Dry Van

7′ 8″

7′ 5″

40′ Dry Van

7′ 8″

7′ 5″

40′ High Cube

7′ 8″

8′ 6″

45′ High Cube

7′ 8″

8′ 6″

20′ Refrigerated

7′ 5″

7′ 3″

40′ Refrigerated

7′ 6″

7′ 6″

40′ HC Refrigerated

7′ 6″

8′ 4″

Weight

Size/Type
Tare

20′ Dry Van

5,050

40′ Dry Van

8,000

40′ High Cube

8,775

45′ High Cube

9,810

20′ Refrigerated

6,503

40′ Refrigerated

9,750

40′ HC Refrigerated

9,590

External Dimensions

Size/Type

20' Dry Van

L

20'

W

8'

H

8' 6"

Area
L x W

160 Sq. Ft.

Cubic Feet
L x W x H

1,354 Cu. Ft.

Size/Type

40' Dry Van

L

40'

W

8'

H

8' 6"

Area
L x W

320 Sq. Ft.

Cubic Feet
L x W x H

2,720 Cu. Ft.

Size/Type

40' High Cube

L

40'

W

8'

H

9' 6"

Area
L x W

320 Sq. Ft.

Cubic Feet
L x W x H

3,040 Cu. Ft.

Size/Type

45' High Cube

L

45'

W

8'

H

9' 6"

Area
L x W

360 Sq. Ft.

Cubic Feet
L x W x H

3,420 Cu. Ft.

Size/Type

20' Refrigerated

L

20'

W

8'

H

8' 6"

Area
L x W

160 Sq. Ft.

Cubic Feet
L x W x H

1,354 Cu. Ft.

Size/Type

40' Refrigerated

L

40'

W

8'

H

8' 6"

Area
L x W

320 Sq. Ft.

Cubic Feet
L x W x H

2,720 Cu. Ft.

Size/Type

40' HC Refrigerated

L

40'

W

8'

H

9' 6"

Area
L x W

320 Sq. Ft.

Cubic Feet
L x W x H

3,040 Cu. Ft.

Internal Dimensions

Size/Type

20? Dry Van

L

19' 3"

W

7' 8"

H

7' 9"

Area
L x W

149 Sq. Ft.

Cubic Feet
L x W x H

1,144 Cu. Ft.

Size/Type

40? Dry Van

L

39' 5"

W

7' 8"

H

7' 9"

Area
L x W

306 Sq. Ft.

Cubic Feet
L x W x H

2,343 Cu. Ft.

Size/Type

40? High Cube

L

39' 5"

W

7' 8"

H

8' 10"

Area
L x W

306 Sq. Ft.

Cubic Feet
L x W x H

2,670 Cu. Ft.

Size/Type

45? High Cube

L

44' 5"

W

7' 8"

H

8' 10"

Area
L x W

344 Sq. Ft.

Cubic Feet
L x W x H

3,009 Cu. Ft.

Size/Type

20? Refrigerated

L

17' 11"

W

7' 8"

H

7' 6"

Area
L x W

134 Sq. Ft.

Cubic Feet
L x W x H

1,007 Cu. Ft.

Size/Type

40? Refrigerated

L

37' 11"

W

7' 8"

H

7' 6"

Area
L x W

284 Sq. Ft.

Cubic Feet
L x W x H

2,132 Cu. Ft.

Size/Type

40? HC Refrigerated

L

37' 11"

W

7' 8"

H

8' 4"

Area
L x W

284 Sq. Ft.

Cubic Feet
L x W x H

2,368 Cu. Ft.

Door Openings

Size/Type

20? Dry Van

W

7' 8"

H

7' 5"

Size/Type

40' Dry Van

W

7' 8"

H

7' 5"

Size/Type

40' High Cube

W

7' 8"

H

8' 6"

Size/Type

45' High Cube

W

7' 8"

H

8' 6"

Size/Type

20' Refrigerated

W

7' 5"

H

7' 3"

Size/Type

40' Refrigerated

W

7' 6"

H

7' 6"

Size/Type

40' HC Refrigerated

W

7' 6"

H

8' 4"

Weight

Size/Type
Tare

20' Dry Van

8,000

40' Dry Van

8,000

45' High Cube

9,810

20' Refrigerated

6,503

40' Refrigerated

9,750

40' HC Refrigerated

9,590

Note: Tare = Weight of an empty container. Measurements may vary.

Get the right shipping container to transport your cargo by calling 888-977-9085 or clicking here to request a quote.

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