Internal dimensions of shipping containers
Container is the carrier of sea transportation, which can carry packed or non packed goods for transportation, and is convenient for loading and unloading with mechanical equipment.
The biggest success of container lies in the standardization of its products and the whole set of transportation system. It is one of the great miracles in the history of mankind that it can make a huge thing with a load of dozens of tons realize standardization, and gradually realize the global logistics system of ships, ports, routes, highways, transfer stations, bridges, tunnels and multimodal transport on this basis.
The calculation standard of container internal dimension is: the height is the distance from the bottom plate to the bottom of the top plate, the width is the distance between the two inner lining plates, and the length is the distance between the inner plate of the door and the inner lining plate of the end wall.
The dry container commonly used in the world is as follows:
(1) The external size is 20x8 feet 6 inches, referred to as 20 foot container, the internal size is 5898 * 2352 * 2390 mm;
(2) 40x8x8 feet and 6 inches, referred to as 40 foot container (inner sizes: 12024 * 2352 * 2390 mm);
(3) 40 x 8 x 9 FT 6 in. for 40 foot high container,(inner 12032mmx2352mmx2698mm);
(4) 45 foot high cabinet: the content volume is 13.58x2.34x2.68m, the gross weight of distribution is generally 29 tons, and the volume is 86 cubic meters
(5) 20 foot open top cabinet: the content volume is 5.89x2.32x2.31m, the gross weight of distribution is 20t, and the volume is 31.5m3
(6) 40 foot open top cabinet: the content volume is 12.01x2.33x2.15m, the gross weight of distribution is 30.4t, and the volume is 65m3
(7) 20 foot flat bottom container: Volume 5.85x2.23x2.15m, gross weight 23 tons, Volume 28 cubic meters
(8) 40 foot flat bottom container: the content volume is 12.05x2.12x1.96m, the gross weight of distribution is 36t, and the volume is 50m3. It determines the inner volume of the container and the maximum size of the goods in the container.