General Purpose Dimensions

General purpose shipping containers are manufactured from steel. They are suitable for most types of cargo. General Purpose containers provide sturdy, secure storage. Used for a variety of applications, Shipping & Storage are the most common uses

20ft General Purpose40ft General Purpose
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 62,391 lb 28,300 kg
Dimensions 20' x 8' x 8'6" 6.096 x 2.438 x 2.591 m
Volume 1,165 cubic feet 33 m3
Door openings, width 7' 8 1/16" 2.350 m
Door openings, height 7' 5 1/2" 2.274 m
Internal, length 19' 4 1/8" 5.896 m
Internal, width 7' 8 1/2" 2.350 m
Internal, height to load line 7' 10 7/32" 2.393 m
Weight, gross 67,197 lb 30,480 kg
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 63,640 lb 28,870 kg
Dimensions 40' x 8' x 8'6" 12.192 x 2.438 x 2.591 m
Volume 2,366 cubic feet 67 m3
Door openings, width 7' 8 1/8" 2.340 m
Door openings, height 7' 5 1/2" 2,274 mm
Internal, length 39' 5 11/16" 12.032 m
Internal, width 7'8 1/2" 2,350 mm
Internal, height to load line 7' 10 7/32" 2,393 mm
Weight, gross 71,650 lb 32,500 kg
Weight, tare 8,010 lb 3,630 kg

All dimensions and weights are approximate as containers vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Nationwide Availability


Container Projects LLP distribute our equipment stocks across our UK depots network. Regardless of your location Container Projects will be able to meet your request while keeping transportation costs to a minimum. Allowing us passing on the savings without compromising on quality. 

Birmingham Bristol Felixstowe
Glasgow Grangemouth Hull
Immingham Leeds Liverpool
London Manchester Southampton

Contact Info

Container projects LLP
298 Sandycombe Road,
Kew, Richmond,
Surrey
TW9 3NG

Tel:  +44 (0) 208 948 5955
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