40 ft Container Shipping Overseas
40' container is a standard size for overseas shipping. 40' containers come in two sizes: Standard and High Cube.
40' containers can be moved around when they are empty; however, they have special requirements when they are full. Most tilt bed trucks are designed to pick up containers that weigh up to 25,000 pounds (including the weight of the container). Due to these weight limits, the only other way to pick up a full 40' container is to use a crane.
Standard 40' Container
Standard size dry box container is 40' foot, the maximum payload is generally around 59,000 lbs with a cubic capacity of close to 2,350 cubic feet. Standard size container is 8'6" high and big enough to hold around 1,850 to 2,200 cubic feet.
High Cube 40' Container
For an extra foot of height - 9ft 6in as opposed to the standard container heights of 8ft 6in, choose a high cube container. These are especially handy for voluminous lighter cargoes, or oversized items for storage, such as plant machinery.
High Cube 40' dry box containers have little bit smaller maximum payloads, around 57,120 lbs with slightly larger cubic capacity of 2,680 cubic feet.