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What is a high cube container?

High cube dry container

High cube containers are 30 centimeters higher than the regular standard 20FT and 40FT containers. Compared to the standard containers you can win in height, which make these container types extremely suitable for lightweight of voluminous cargo. High cube containers are available in steel and aluminum in the types 40FT and 45FT.

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Dimensions and loading capacity of a high cube container

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 container

Tare weight Payload capacity Cubic capacity Internal length
3,940 kg 28,560 kg
76.4 m3
12.03 m
8,687.7 lbs 62,974.8 lbs
2,696.9 cu ft
39.5 ft
Internal width Internal height Door opening width Door opening height
2.35 m 2.70 m
2.34 m
2.58 m
7.7 ft 8.9 ft
7.7 ft
8.5 ft

 

45FT high cube container

Tare weight Payload capacity Cubic capacity Internal length
4,820 kg 27,860 kg
86 m3
13.56 m
10,628.1 lbs 61,431.3 lbs
3,035.8 cu ft
44.5 ft
Internal width Internal height Door opening width Door opening height
2.35 m 2.70 m
2.34 m
2.58 m
7.7 ft 8.9 ft
7.7 ft
8.5 ft

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