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All about our 40ft Containers - Dimensions & Applications

With several different 40ft shipping container dimensions available, our containers have a variety of uses: they can be fitted with electricity, heating, and lighting, and are easily converted. For example, they can be converted into offices, pop-up shops, restaurants, bars, studios… the list of possibilities is almost endless - our own office was constructed using six storage containers!

40ft shipping containers are one of our most popular sizes. As a standard-size shipping container, they can be used for storage, shipping, and multi-modal transportation. In the following article we will explore some of the possible applications and outline the different 40ft shipping container dimensions available at Cleveland Containers.

With several different 40ft shipping container dimensions available, our containers have a variety of uses: they can be fitted with electricity, heating, and lighting, and are easily converted. For example, they can be converted into offices, pop-up shops, restaurants, bars, studios… the list of possibilities is almost endless - our own office was constructed using six storage containers!

As well as the standard size, there are other 40ft shipping container dimensions available that may better suit your needs: we also stock ‘high cube’ containers, which are taller than the standard; ‘tunnel’, which open at both ends; ‘side opening’; and ‘open top’.

Our different styles

Standard

Our standard 40ft containers can be bought new or used, and come in either green or blue.

Length:
External / Internal
Width:
External / Internal
Height:
External / Internal
40ft (12.19m)
39ft 4in (12.00m)
8ft (2.44m)
7ft 7in (2.33m)
8ft 6in (2.59m)
7ft 9in (2.35m)

High Cube

High Cube containers are the same length and width as the standard style, but are 1ft (0.3m) taller. With this extra foot available, the high cube design is suited for overheight cargo.

Length:
External / Internal
Width:
External / Internal
Height:
External / Internal
40ft (12.19m)
39ft 4in (12.00m)
8ft (2.44m)
7ft 7in (2.33m)
9ft 6in (2.89m)
8ft 9in (2.65m)

Side Opening (High Cube)

Side opening containers offer greater loading and unloading flexibility, including both end doors and a longer opening on the side of the container.

Length:
External / Internal
Width:
External / Internal
Height:
External / Internal
40ft (12.19m)
39ft 4in (12.00m)
8ft (2.44m)
7ft 7in (2.33m)
9ft 6in (2.89m)
8ft 9in (2.65m)

Tunnel

Tunnel shipping containers have doors at each end of the container, giving access to both sides for easier loading and unloading. Tunnel containers come in both standard height and high cube.

Length:
External / Internal
Width:
External / Internal
Height:
External / Internal
Tunnel  
Standard
40ft (12.19m)
39ft 4in (12.00m)
8ft (2.44m)
7ft 7in (2.33m)
8ft 6in (2.59m)
7ft 9in (2.35m)
Tunnel
High Cube
40ft (12.19m)
39ft 4in (12.00m)
8ft (2.44m)
7ft 7in (2.33m)
9ft 6in (2.89m)
8ft 9in (2.65m)

Open Top

Open top containers have no fixed roof, making it easier to load and unload from above. These containers can be covered with heavy-duty tarpaulin.

Length:
External / Internal
Width:
External / Internal
Height:
External / Internal
40ft (12.19m)
39ft 4in (12.00m)
8ft (2.44m)
7ft 7in (2.33m)
8ft 6in (2.59m)
N/A

Key features

All of our shipping containers come with a set of high-quality features including:

  • Multiple air vents
  • Wind- and water-tight
  • 27mm marine plywood flooring
  • Multiple lashing points
  • Lock box for added security (optional)

Want to find out more?

You can find a comparison table below of all variations of 40ft containers available at Cleveland Containers.

To find out which container is best suited to your needs, and for more about all of our containers, ranging from 6ft - 45ft and in a multitude of styles,  give us a call on 0330 005 5111 or send us an email at sales@clevelandcontainers.co.uk.

All 40ft Container Dimensions

 StandardHigh CubeTunnel
(Standard)
Tunnel
(High Cube)
Open Top
(Standard)
Side Opening
(High Cube)
Length:
External
Internal
40ft
(12.19m)
39ft 4in
(12.00m)
40ft
(12.19m)
39ft 4in
(12.00m)
40ft
(12.19m)
39ft 4in
(12.00m)
40ft
(12.19m)
39ft 4in
(12.00m)
40ft
(12.19m)
39ft 4in
(12.00m)
40ft
(12.19m)
39ft 4in
(12.00m)
Width:
External
Internal
8ft
(2.44m)
7ft 7in
(2.33m)
8ft
(2.44m)
7ft 7in
(2.33m)
8ft
(2.44m)
7ft 7in
(2.33m)
8ft
(2.44m)
7ft 7in
(2.33m)
8ft
(2.44m)
7ft 7in
(2.33m)
8ft
(2.44m)
7ft 7in
(2.33m)
Height:
External
Internal
8ft 6in
(2.59m)
7ft 9in
(2.35m)
9ft 6in
(2.89m)
8ft 9in
(2.65m)
8ft 6in
(2.59m)
7ft 9in
(2.35m)
9ft 6in
(2.89m)
8ft 9in
(2.65m)
8ft 6in
(2.59m)
9ft 6in
(2.89m)
8ft 9in
(2.65m)
End Door Aperture
Width
7ft 6in
(2.28m)
7ft 6in
(2.28m)
7ft 6in
(2.28m)
7ft 6in
(2.28m)
7ft 6in
(2.28m)
7ft 6in
(2.28m)
End Door Aperture
Height
7ft 5in
(2.26m)
8ft 5in
(2.56m)
7ft 5in
(2.26m)
8ft 5in
(2.56m)
7ft 5in
(2.26m)
8ft 5in
(2.56m)
Floor Area
305ft²
(28.33m²)
305ft²
(28.33m²)
305ft²
(28.33m²)
305ft²
(28.33m²)
305ft²
(28.33m²)
305ft²
(28.33m²)
Capacity 2360ft³
(66.83m³)
2660ft³
(75.32m³)
2360ft³
(66.83m³)
2660ft³
(75.32m³)
2360ft³
(66.83m³)
2660ft³
(75.32m³)

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