20ft & 40ft Shipping Containers

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40FT Reefer

40ft Refrigerated Container

40FT Reefer


A 40ft reefer container, or refrigerated container, is a specially designed intermodal shipping container used for the transportation of temperature-sensitive cargo. Typical cargo includes perishable food items such as meat and frozen goods, non-foods such as cut flowers that need to remain fresh and healthcare products such as vaccines that need to be stored at a constant cold temperature.

Reefers can be set at a specific temperature, as low as -40 Celsius, which is accurately maintained and monitored during transportation. An alarm system is activated in the event of an issue with the temperature. The 40ft reefer container is lined in steel or aluminium, have air curtains at the entrance and hermetic sealing drains in each corner for easy cleaning.


Tare Weight4800 kg10582.18 lbs
Payload Capacity27700 kg61068.04 lbs
Maximum Gross Weight 32500 kg71650.23 lbs
Cubic Capacity59.82 m³2112.81 ft³

A 40ft Reefer can hold 25 Euro-pallets in one tier or 21 Standard-pallets in one tier

Internal Length 11.56 m37.92 ft
Internal Width2.29 m7.51 ft
Internal Height2.26 m7.41 ft
External Length12.16 m39.89 ft
External Width2.42 m7.93 ft
External Height2.58 m8.46 ft
DOOR OPENINGMetricImperial
Door Opening Width2.27 m7.44 ft
Door Opening Height2.24 m7.34 ft

40ft shipping container dimensions are standardized by ISO for guidance only. Slight variations between manufacturers’ specifications may occur.

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