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Our 20ft containers: dimensions and facts

20ft containers

Our 20ft shipping containers are one of the most popular sizes and our best sellers! They are the best value for money, well suited to multi-modal transportation and the perfect solution your domestic and storage requirements due to their dimensions. Below we have given you an explanation as to the different styles as well as the 20ft shipping container dimensions.

These shipping containers are not only well suited for shipping and storage but can also be used for more creative ventures. Pop-up shops, offices, bars, restaurants, workshops and canteens are just a few of the possible uses for these versatile containers. Here are some facts about our 20ft shipping containers including dimensions…

Our different styles


This model can be bought either used or brand new, available in either green or blue. Standard 20 foot container dimensions:

20ft (6.06m) 8ft (2.44m) 8ft 6ins (2.59m) 2.25 (2.47t)

High Cube

This model is ideal for taller loads of equipment, such as diggers, which can benefit from that extra foot of height. When over-height or voluminous cargoes need that extra bit of space this is the best alternative.

20ft (6.06m)
8ft (2.44m) 9ft 6ins (2.89m) 2.34 (2.58t)

Side Opening

This option is ideal for storage as it has both a standard opening and a lengthy side opening, it comes in the standard height as well as in the high cube height. Large or bulky items that have trouble fitting through the end doors of a container can be easily stored through the side opening.

Side Opening Standard 20ft (6.06m)
8ft (2.44m) 8ft 6ins (2.59m) 3.17t (2.88t)
Side Opening High Cube 20ft (6.06m) 8ft (2.44m) 9ft 6ins (2.89m) 2.65t (2.4t)


Tunnel shipping containers are those that have two sets of doors at each end of the container. This model is renowned for its accessibility as you won’t have to unload all the items at the front in order to reach those in the back. This model also comes with the option of high cube height.

Tunnel Standard 20ft (6.06m) 8ft (2.44m) 8ft 6ins (2.59m) 2.65t (2.4t)
Tunnel High Cube 20ft (6.06m) 8ft (2.44m) 9ft 6ins (2.89m) N/A

Open Top

These containers have an open top which is covered by tarpaulin rather than a solid roof making it easy to pack or unpack from above. This structural feature gives machinery like cranes an easy access to load or unload cargo.

20ft (6.06m)
8ft (2.44m) 9ft 6ins (2.89m) 2.34 (2.58t)

Key Features

All of our shipping containers come with a high quality set of features which include:

  • A lock box
  • Multiple air vents
  • Multiple lashing points
  • 27mm marine plywood floor
  • Wind and water tight build

For more information on which container is best suited to your needs or enquiries about the common modifications we offer why not give us a call on 0330 005 5111 or send us an email at ?


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