20ft & 40ft Shipping Containers

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20ft Pallet Wide Dry Cargo Container


20ft pallet wide containers are the same external size as standard 20ft containers, but internally they measure approximately 4 inches (10.2 cm) wider. Pallet wide containers are specially designed to enable the efficient stowage of large quantities of Euro pallets in a single tier, maximising the available space and eliminating the unused space that can occur in a standard width container.

Euro pallets are manufactured to a standard size (regulated by the European Pallet Association) and used for transporting goods throughout Europe. Wherever possible, euro pallets should be used in a pallet wide container because they provide an exact fit and the risk of cargo moving or being damaged during transit is completely eliminated. Pallet wide containers are ‘heavy tested’ and payload capacity is not an issue.

Tare Weight2250 kg4960.40 lbs
Payload Capacity 28230 kg62236.49 lbs
Maximum Gross Weight 30480 kg67196.89 lbs
Cubic Capacity33.08 m³1168.26 ft³

A 20ft container can hold 11 Euro-pallets in one tier or 10 Standard-pallets in one tier

Internal Length5.89 m19.32 ft
Internal Width 2.35 m7.70 ft
Internal Height2.39 m7.84 ft
External Width6.05 m19.84 ft
External Width2.43 m7.97 ft
External Height2.59 m8.49 ft
DOOR OPENINGMetricImperial
Door Opening Width2.34 m7.67 ft
Door Opening Height2.36 m7.74 ft

20ft shipping container dimensions are standardized by ISO for guidance only. Slight variations between manufacturers’ specifications may occur.

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