Shipping Container Dimensions and Specifications

20' Shipping Containers for Sale

The Most Popular Size

The 20' DC (Dry Cargo) or DV (Dry Van) is the most common size of a shipping container. An affordable, durable and waterproof solution for use as storage space or many other uses. The standard 20ft shipping container is also popular because it is easier to move or maneuver than a 40-foot container. They are also less expensive than 40ft containers.

The 20ft storage container is small enough to fit into most locations, such as a single parking space. But with 1,173 cubic feet of space, they a large enough to meet most storage needs. You could fit the contents of a 3 to 4-bedroom house inside the 20ft shipping containers for sale that we offer!

The 20ft “High Cube” has an additional one foot in height that increases the storage capacity. However, saying exactly how much you can store in a twenty-footer whether standard or high cube depends on that you are storing. If it is all boxes of similar dimensions then you can pack them tight. Storage items such as furniture or other irregular items will not pack as tightly.

Made with 14-gauge corrugated steel panels, 20-foot shipping containers have lockable double doors on one end and marine plywood flooring. They are 8ft 6in high on the exterior and 7ft 10in high inside. The door opening is 7ft 8″ in width and 7ft 5″ high, large enough to get just about anything you may want to get through the opening.

20-foot Shipping Container Dimensions

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20ft Container 20ft 19ft 9 inches 8ft 6 inches 7ft 10 inches 8ft 7ft 10 inches
20ft High Cube 20ft 19ft 9 inches 8ft 6 inches 8ft 10 inches 8ft 7ft 10 inches

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Come and visit our container site today if you live in Phoenix metro and order one that fits your needs and budget. For those living farther away anywhere in the 48 states, you can order yours online here.

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40' Shipping Containers for Sale

The Largest Common Size

Twice as large a 20-foot container, our 40' Shipping Containers for sale are most commonly bought for commercial and industrial applications. These are great for large open places such as job-sites or parking lots. Of all sizes, they are usually the best value - if you have room at your site.

At My Container Now we sell both standard 40' Shipping Containers and 40' High Cube Shipping Containers. With 1,173 cubic feet of storage space, they can handle almost any storage needs. If one doesn’t do it you can always add more and expand your storage room as the business grows. To save space on your property they can be stacked on top of each other, as they are on container ships.

Made with 14-gauge corrugated steel panels, 20-foot shipping containers have lockable double doors on one end and marine plywood flooring. They are 8ft 6in high on the exterior and 7ft 10in high inside. The door opening is 7ft 8″ in width and 7ft 5″ high, large enough to get just about anything you may want to get through the opening.

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40ft Container 40ft 39ft 9 inches 8ft 6 inches 7ft 10 inches 8ft 7ft 10 inches
40ft High Cube 40ft 39ft 9 inches 9ft 6 inches 8ft 10 inches 8ft 7ft 10 inches

Get a 40' Shipping Container Today!

Come and visit our container site today if you live in Phoenix metro and order one that fits your needs and budget. For those living farther away anywhere in the 48 states, you can order yours online here.

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