Container Details
Dry containers (DC) are the most used type of container in the world: 90% of goods shipped by sea are loaded in dry containers. The 20-foot and 40-foot cargo containers are made of aluminum or steel and are suitable for all types of cargo. Aluminum containers have a slightly larger payload than steel, and steel dry containers have a slightly larger internal cube.

Dry container size and capacity

The specific dimensions and capacities of dry containers may vary depending on the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner. The specifications listed below are representative of the majority of containers available.

20′ dry container

40′ flat rack container

Flat rack containers are especially suitable for heavy loads and cargo that needs loading from the top or sides, such as pipes and machinery. You will find collapsible containers and non-collapsible containers with or without walls. Flatrack containers are manufactured from steel and come in 20′ and 40′ sizes.

Flat rack container dimensions

Specific dimensions and capacity of flat rack containers (fr containers) may vary depending on the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner. The specifications below are representative for the majority of flat rack containers.

20′ flat rack container

40′ flat rack container

High cube dry containers ensure that you gain an extra foot (12 inches, about 30cm) in height compared with dry containers. The high cube dry containers are ideal for light, voluminous or bulky cargo. These extra volume containers are made in 40′ and 45′ sizes in steel and aluminium.

High cube dry container dimensions

Specific dimensions and capacity of high cube dry containers may vary depending on the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner. The specifications listed below are, however, representative for the majority of high cube dry containers.

40ft high cube dry container

45ft high cube dry container

Open top containers have an open top covered by a tarpaulin instead of a solid roof. This enables oversized cargo such as timber and scrap metal to be loaded from the top. Open top containers normally also have end doors, like closed containers, to give flexibility for loading and unloading.

Open top container specifications

Specific dimensions and capacity of open top containers may vary depending on the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner. The specifications listed below are, however, representative for the majority of open top containers.

20′ open top shipping container

40′ open top shipping container

A platform container is a container without sides, ends or a roof. It is used for odd-sized cargo which does not fit on or in any other type of container.

Platform container dimensions

Specific dimensions and capacity of platform containers may vary depending on the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner. The specifications listed below are, however, representative for the majority of platform containers.

20′ platform container

40′ platform container

Reefer containers or refrigerated containers are used to transport goods requiring temperature-controlled conditions in transit. Products such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products and meat are typical goods to ship in this kind of shipping container. Reefer containers are fitted with a refrigeration unit which is connected to the electrical power supply on board the ship.

What are the dimensions and specifications of reefer containers?

The specific dimensions and capacity of reefer containers (refrigerated containers) may vary depending on the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner. The specifications listed below are, however, representative for the majority of reefer containers.

20′ reefer container

40′ reefer container

40′ high cube reefer container

45′ reefer container

Garments on hangers (GOH) containers are used for shipping high-quality garments. These containers give customers the option of using a string or bar system, or a combination of both. The GOH containers offer increased flexibility, greater internal load capacity and savings on transportation and handling costs. GOH containers are available in 20′ and 40′ sizes.

GOH container dimensions and specifications

Specific dimensions and capacity of garments on hangers containers may vary depending on the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner. The specifications listed below are, however, representative for the majority of these containers.

20′ GOH container

40′ reefer container

Shipping textiles for retailers

Garment on hangers containers are used in the fashion and retail industries. Logistics for these industries need to move fast and be flexible. DSV offers many transport and logistics services tailored to your specific needs. Read more about how we can help businesses in the fashion and retailing industries here.

Whatsapp
Whatsapp