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            20FT Container
            20' x 8' x 8'6"
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          20-foot container

          20-foot container

          The standard 20-foot container or “dry van” is one of the most commonly-used containers for the shipment of goods in ocean freight along with the 40-foot container.

          Dimensions of the 20-foot container

          The 20-foot container’s dimensions are usually measured using the imperial system (feet) and specifies both the exterior dimensions and the interior (usable) dimensions.

          The dimensions of a 20-foot container are:

          • Exterior Dimensions (in feet): 20’ long x 8’ wide x 8’ 6” high

          • Exterior Dimensions (in meters): 6.10m long x 2.44m wide x 2.59m high

          • Interior Dimensions (in feet): 19’ 4” long x 7’ 9” wide x 7’ 10” high

          • Internal Dimensions (in meters): 5.898m long x 2.352m wide x 2.393m high

          • Usable Capacity: 32.6m3

          How many pallets can fit into a 20-foot container?

          In terms of Euro pallet types (European pallets) of which dimensions are 1.2m x 0.8m, the base of the 20-foot container can hold up to 11 Euro pallet stacks as long as the load is not hanging over the sides. Generally, the optimal way of fitting pallets inside the container is with one row along the length and another row along the width. More information.

          For the standard American pallet type with dimensions 40” x 48” (1.016m x 1.219m), the base of a standard 20-foot container can hold 10 pallets as long as the load is not hanging over the sides. More information.

          What’s the maximum load for a 20-foot container?

          A 20-foot container’s unloaded weight is 2,300 kg and can, in theory, be loaded to a maximum weight of 28 tons (25,400kg). However, this would depend in large part on possible restrictions and/or limitations of the shipping line, the nature of the cargo and specific details of the shipment.

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