Container dimensions

Vocabulaires

Container
English is  generally used for shipping containers or storage containers.

First trip container
New shipping containers are essentialy produced in China, from where they realise their first trip to be sold afterwards on the French market

Last trip container
Second hand  container rented by shipping companies ( Evergreen, Cma – cgm , MSc, … ) or specialized rentors ( Cronos, CAI , Eurotainer …).
Companies renew regularly their containers by selling them on parallel markets They offer different qualities:

CWO = Cargo Worthy  = new or renovated product , ready for boarding on ship.
AS IS = The container must undergo repairings before being reused for sea freight .

Dry standard container
The most common container , it is fully closed having grids of vents and a doors on each end . The floor is made of marine plywood. The most used containers are 20 feet and 40 feet.

Refrigerated containers (reefer)
Container used for the transport of goods requiring a controlled atmosphere (temperature and humidity) , with insulated walls and refrigerating group ( device to freeze , refrigerate or heat ) . Refrigerated containers require a three phase electrical connection.

Open top container
Identical to a dry container , with one difference the roof is replaced by a tarpaulin to facilitate vertical loading and unloading.

Tank container
Container consists of a frame with iso standards and a tank.The tanks can be insulated and equipped with a heating system. Tanks are classified into two food categories (T0 ) and chemical ( T4).

Flat container
Container consists of a platform and side walls. The walls may sometimes be mobile in order to facilitate storage .

Histoire du container maritime

Le conteneur est une innovation d’une société américaine de transports durant les années 50. Le conteneur devient rapidement un standard partout dans le monde, le conteneur est intermodale aussi bien utilisable sur la route, sur rail et sur bateau.

Dimensions and details

Dry Standard Containers

Container standard – 20 feet
Internal dimensions
Length – 5,9 m
Width – 2,35 m
Height – 2,39 m
Door frame dimension
Width – 2,34 m
Height – 2,28 m
Container tare weight – 2 250 kg
Max charge weight – 28 230 kg
Volume interne – 33,2 m³

Container standard – 40 feet
Internal dimensions
Length – 12,03 m
Width – 2,35 m
Height – 2,39 m
Door frame dimension
Width – 2,34 m
Height – 2,28 m
Container tare weight – 3 590 kg
Max charge weight – 26 460 kg
Volume interne – 67,7 m³

Container – 40 feet “High Cube”
Internal dimensions
Length – 12,03 m
Width – 2,35 m
Height – 2,7 m
Door frame dimension
Width – 2,34 m
Height – 2,59 m
Container tare weight – 3 950 kg
Max charge weight – 26 460 kg
Volume interne – 77 m³

Container standard – 45 feet
Internal dimensions
Length – 13,56 m
Width – 2,35 m
Height – 2,7 m
Door frame dimension
Width – 2,34 m
Height – 2,59 m
Container tare weight – 4 740 kg
Max charge weight – 28 280 kg
Volume interne – 86,5 m³

Reefer Containers

Container reefer – 20 feet
Internal dimensions
Length – 5,45 m
Width – 2,29 m
Height – 2,39 m
Door frame dimension
Width – 2,29 m
Height – 2,26 m
Container tare weight – 2 900 kg
Max charge weight – 27 280 kg
Volume interne – 27 m³

Container reefer – 40 feet
Internal dimensions
Length – 11,56 m
Width – 2,29 m
Height – 2,28 m
Door frame dimension
Width – 2,29 m
Height – 2,25 m
Container tare weight – 4 370 kg
Max charge weight – 26 110 kg
Volume interne – 60,2 m³

Container reefer – 40 feet “High Cube”
Internal dimensions
Length – 11,58 m
Width – 2,29 m
Height – 2,55 m
Door frame dimension
Width – 2,29 m
Height – 2,57 m
Container tare weight – 4 810 kg
Max charge weight – 29 190 kg
Volume interne – 67,7 m³

Special Containers

Container “Open Top” – 20 feet
Internal dimensions
Length – 5,9 m
Width – 2,35 m
Height – 2,35 m
Door frame dimension
Width – 2,34 m
Height – 2,28 m
Container tare weight – 2 250 kg
Max charge weight – 28 230 kg
Volume interne – 33,2 m³

Container “Open Top” – 40 feet
Internal dimensions
Length – 12,03 m
Width – 2,34 m
Height – 2,32 m
Door frame dimension
Width – 2,34 m
Height – 2,28 m
Container tare weight – 3 850 kg
Max charge weight – 26 460 kg
Volume interne – 65,5 m³

Container “Flat Rack” – 20 feet
Internal dimensions
Length – 6,04 m
Width – 2,23 m
Height – 2,23 m
Container tare weight – 2 360 kg
Max charge weight – 30 140 kg

Container “Flat Rack” – 40 feet
Internal dimensions
Length – 12,05 m
Width – 2,23 m
Height – 2,23 m
Container tare weight – 5 000 kg
Max charge weight – 40 000 kg

 

Container-tank – 20 feet
Internal dimensions
Length – 6,06 m
Width – 2,44 m
Height – 2,59 m
Operating pressure – 4 bar
Pressure test – 6 bar
Density – 4,6/4,5 mm
Container tare weight – 3 650 kg
Volume – 24 000 l

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