CONTAINERS AND
UNIT LOAD DEVICES

  • Dry Containers
  • High Cube Dry Containers
  • Reefer Containers

Dry Containers

These are the most commonly used containers to transport goods and are suitable for transporting all types of dry cargo.

A 20ft is as a 6 metre and a 40ft is a 12-metre container in metric terms.

A 20ft container is often referred to as a Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (TEU) and the 40ft container is known as a Forty-foot Equivalent Unit (FEU), or commonly referred to as a 2 TEU.

Shipping Container: Dry Container
20 ft Dry Container
Metric Imperial
Tare Weight
2 300 kg
5 071.5 lbs
Payload capacity
25 000 kg
55 126.9 lbs
Cubic capacity
33.2 m3
1 172 cu ft
Internal length
5.9 m
19.4 ft
Internal width
2.35 m
7.7 ft
Internal height
2.39 m
7.9 ft
Door opening width
2.34 m
7.7 ft
Door opening height
2.28 m
7.5 ft
40 ft Dry Container
Metric Imperial
Tare Weight
3 750 kg
8 268.8 lbs
Payload capacity
27 600 kg
61 200 lbs
Cubic capacity
67.7 m3
2 389 cu ft
Internal length
12.03 m
39.5 ft
Internal width
2.35 m
7.7 ft
Internal height
2.39 m
7.9 ft
Door opening width
2.34 m
7.7 ft
Door opening height
2.28 m
7.5 ft

High Cube Dry Containers

This container is 1ft (30.48cm) higher than a standard 40ft container; allowing for an additional 8.7m³  of cargo volume. 

Shipping Container: High Cube Container
40 ft High Cube Dry Container
Metric Imperial
Tare Weight
3 940 kg
8 687.7 lbs
Payload capacity
28 560 kg
62 974.8 lbs
Cubic capacity
76.4 m3
2 696.9 cu ft
Internal length
12.03 m
39.5 ft
Internal width
2.35 m
7.7 ft
Internal height
2.7 m
8.9 ft
Door opening width
2.34 m
7.7 ft
Door opening height
2.58 m
8.5 ft

Reefer Containers

A high cube reefer (Refrigerated container) is equipped with a cooling system, allowing the temperature to be controlled inside the container.

Due to the cooling system installed in the container, the internal capacity of the container is reduced.

For consolidation cargo and movement of dry cargo, a non-operating reefer (NOR) container may be used.

Shipping Container: Reefer Container
40 ft High Cube Reefer Container
Metric Imperial
Tare Weight
4 480 kg
9 880 lbs
Payload capacity
29 520 kg
65 080 lbs
Cubic capacity
67.3 m3
2 380 cu ft
Internal length
11.58 m
38 ft
Internal width
2.29 m
7.5 ft
Internal height
2.4 m
7.9 ft
Door opening width
2.29 m
7.5 ft
Door opening height
2.57 m
8.4 ft

Unit Load Devices