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Everything You Need to Know About 20ft Shipping Containers

If you're in the market for a shipping container, you've probably come across the 20ft container. This popular size is ideal for a variety of applications, including storage, transportation, and even office space. In this article, we'll explore the dimensions, features, and benefits of the 20ft shipping container.


* These images are indicative.


* These images are indicative.

20ft Shipping/Storage with Steel Floor container
L 0m x B 0m x H 0m

* These images are indicative.

20ft HC Shipping container
L 6.06m x B 2.44m x H 2.9m

What are the dimensions of a 20ft container?

A standard 20ft shipping container has exterior dimensions of 20ft long, 8ft wide, and 8ft 6in tall. The interior dimensions are slightly smaller, measuring 19ft 4in long, 7ft 8in wide, and 7ft 10in tall. The door opening is 7ft 8in wide and 7ft 5in tall.

If you need more space, a high cube container might be a better option. A high cube container has the same exterior dimensions as a standard 20ft container but is 1ft taller. The interior dimensions of a high cube container are 19ft 4in long, 7ft 8in wide, and 8ft 10in tall. The door opening is also 1ft taller than a standard container, measuring 7ft 8in wide and 8ft 5in tall.

What are the benefits of a 20ft container?

There are many benefits to using a 20ft shipping container. One of the main benefits is their versatility. They can be used for storage, transportation, and even as a modular office space. They are also easy to transport and stack, making them a popular choice for shipping and logistics.

Another benefit of a 20ft container is their durability. Shipping containers are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and rough handling during transportation. They are made from high-quality steel and are built to last for many years. This makes them an ideal choice for long-term storage or as a permanent structure.

What are some common uses for a 20ft container?

As we mentioned earlier, 20ft containers are versatile and can be used for a variety of purposes. Some common uses include:

  • Storage for personal or commercial items
  • Transportation of goods by land, sea, or air
  • Temporary or permanent office space
  • Workshops or construction sites
  • Mobile food and beverage stands

What are some features of an office container?

If you're considering using a shipping container as office space, there are several features to look for. Some of the most important features include:

  • Insulation to regulate temperature and reduce noise
  • Windows for natural light and ventilation
  • Electrical wiring and outlets for computers and other electronics
  • Lockable doors and windows for security
  • Customizable layout to suit your specific needs

Where can I buy or rent a 20ft container?

There are many companies that specialize in selling or renting shipping containers. CBOX Containers is one such company that offers a wide range of new and used containers in various sizes and configurations. They also offer modification services to customize containers for specific needs, such as adding windows or doors for an office container.

When choosing a company to buy or rent a shipping container from, it's important to consider factors such as price, quality, and customer service. Look for a company that has a good reputation and offers a warranty or guarantee on their products.


Here are the general specifications for our 20ft containers:

  • Dimensions: Our 20ft containers are 20ft long, 8ft wide, and 8.6ft tall.
  • Capacity: They have a total volume of 1,172 cubic feet and can hold up to 33 cubic meters of cargo.
  • Weight: Our 20ft containers have a tare weight of approximately 2,200 kg and a maximum gross weight of 30,480 kg.
  • Doors: They come with cargo doors on one end that are 7.6ft wide and 7ft tall.

Technical specs for the 20ft Shipping Container are as follows:

External dimensions
Length (mm): 6058
Width (mm): 2438
Height (mm): 2591

Internal dimensions
Length (mm): 5898
Width (mm): 2352
Height (mm): 2393

Door Opening dimensions
Width (mm): 2340
Height (mm): 2280

Internal Capacity
CU. M.: 33

Tare (kg): 2130
Payload (kg): 28350
Max Gross Weight (kg): 30480

 If you’re not quite sure of your requirements and need a bit more information to choose a shipping container that fits your purposes, take a look at our extensive catalogue here.

Get a Quote Today

If you're interested in purchasing or renting one of our 20ft containers, contact us today to get a quote. Our team of experts will work with you to find the best solution for your needs and budget.

At CBOX Containers, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality containers and exceptional customer service. Contact us today to learn more about our 20ft containers and how they can meet your storage or shipping needs.

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