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Ocean container types

Dry cargo containers

Dry containers 20′ and 40′ are manufactured from either aluminium or steel. They are suitable for most types of cargo. Aluminium dry containers have a slightly larger payload than steel, and steel dry containers have a slightly larger internal cube.

 
Type
20 ft
40 ft
Container weight
Gross Tare Net
24,000 2,370 21,630
30,480 4,000 26,480
Interior measurement
Length Width Height Capacity
5.898 2.352 2.394 33.20
12.031 2.352 2.394 67.74
Door open
Width Height
2.343 2.280
2.343 2.280

Refrigerated containers

Refrigerated containers or reefer containers are used to transport goods requiring temperature-controlled conditions in transit, such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products and meat. It is fitted with a refrigeration unit which is connected to the carrying ship’s electrical power supply.

 
Type
20 ft
40 ft
Container weight
Gross Tare Net
24,000 2,370 21,630
30,480 4,000 26,480
Interior measurement
Length Width Height Capacity
5.898 2.352 2.394 33.20
12.031 2.352 2.394 67.74
Door open
Width Height
2.343 2.280
2.343 2.280

Open top containers

Open top containers have an open top covered by a tarpaulin instead of a solid roof. This enables oversized cargo such as timber and scrap metal to be loaded from the top. Open top containers normally have end doors to give flexibility to loading and discharging operations.

 
Type
20 ft
40 ft
Container weight
Gross Tare Net
24,000 2,370 21,630
30,480 4,000 26,480
Interior measurement
Length Width Height Capacity
5.898 2.352 2.394 33.20
12.031 2.352 2.394 67.74
Door open
Width Height
2.343 2.280
2.343 2.280

Flat rack containers

Flat rack containers are especially suitable for heavy loads and cargo that needs loading from the top or sides, such as pipes and machinery. You will find collapsible containers and non-collapsible containers with or without walls.

 
Type
20 ft
40 ft
Container weight
Gross Tare Net
24,000 2,370 21,630
30,480 4,000 26,480
Interior measurement
Length Width Height Capacity
5.898 2.352 2.394 33.20
12.031 2.352 2.394 67.74
Door open
Width Height
2.343 2.280
2.343 2.280

Container capacity

Dry cargo Containers

20 ft container

11 europallets
(800 x 1200 mm)

40 ft container

24 europallets
(800 x 1200 mm)

10 standard pallets
(1000 x 1200 mm)

21 europallets
(1000 x 1200 mm)

Refrigerated containers

20 ft refcontainer

10 europallets
(800 x 1200 mm)

40 ft refcontainer

23 europallets
(800 x 1200 mm)

9 standard pallets
(1000 x 1200 mm)

20 europallets
(1000 x 1200 mm)