Container Dimensions




40ft shipping container

A Guide to 40ft Standard Shipping Containers

The 40ft standard shipping container is an indispensable asset in logistics and storage. Crafted from high-calibre corten steel, these containers are not merely boxes but robust, multi-functional spaces designed to meet many needs. 


Imperial and Metric Measurements

  • Maximum Payload: 63,640 lb or 28,870 kg
  • External Dimensions: 40' x 8' x 8'6" or 12.192 x 2.438 x 2.591 m
  • Volume: 2,366 cubic feet or 67 m^3
  • Door Openings (Width): 7' 8 1/8" or 2.340 m
  • Door Openings (Height): 7' 5 1/2" or 2,274 mm
  • Internal Dimensions (Length): 39' 5 11/16" or 12.032 m
  • Internal Dimensions (Width): 7'8 1/2" or 2,350 mm
  • Internal Dimensions (Height to Load Line): 7' 10 7/32" or 2,393 mm
  • Gross Weight: 71,650 lb or 32,500 kg
  • Tare Weight: 8,010 lb or 3,630 kg

Features: Beyond the Metal Frame

Durability and Versatility

Constructed from corten steel, the 40ft Shipping Container is engineered to withstand the vicissitudes of weather and the rigours of transportation. Its robust nature ensures longevity and reliability.

Security Measures

Equipped with double doors at one end, the container provides facile access to stored items. The doors are fortified with secure locking systems, safeguarding the contents.

Adaptability for Various Uses

The container is not merely a storage unit but a versatile space that can be adapted for multiple applications, including workshops, offices, and even residential spaces. It has ventilation and insulation options, making it suitable for various uses.

Ideal for Storage

The container's expansive dimensions make it ideal for storing large equipment, supplies, and personal belongings.

Suitable for International Shipping

Its standardised dimensions and heavy-duty flooring make it apt for international shipping, ensuring your goods reach their destination securely.

Wind and Waterproof

The container is designed to be both wind and waterproof, providing additional protection to your stored items.

Container Pricing and Acquisition

At Shipping Containers of Leeds, we deliver top-tier shipping containers at competitive prices.

Our transparent and professional approach ensures that every aspect of our service meets the highest standards. For a quote tailored to your project, please use our quote form or call our container team on 0330 0130 636.

Container Pricing

At Shipping Containers of Leeds, our mission is simple: to deliver top-tier shipping containers at prices that are both fair and competitive.

Guided by our commitment to transparency, our expert team ensures that every aspect of our service, from the condition of our containers to the delivery process, is handled with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail.

Get in touch with us for a quote tailored to your project.


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