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8ft Shipping Container Dimensions, Uses and Advantages

If you are looking for a small shipping container that can be easily transported and stored, the 8ft container might be the perfect solution for you. Despite being the smallest standard container size, the 8ft shipping container is a versatile and cost-effective option for a variety of applications.


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8ft Storage container
L 2.44m x B 2.2m x H 2.26m
All prices are excl. GST

8ft Container Dimensions

The 8ft shipping container is also known as the mini container or half-size container, and its dimensions are as follows:

  • External Length: 2.44m
  • External Width: 2.20m
  • External Height: 2.26m
  • Internal Length: 2.28m
  • Internal Width: 2.10m
  • Internal Height: 2.02m
  • Door Width: 2.10m
  • Door Height: 1.95m
  • Tare Weight: 600kg
  • Max Gross Weight (Payload): 1,500kg

Uses of 8ft Shipping Container

The 8ft shipping container is commonly used for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Portable storage for tools and equipment
  • Secure storage for hazardous materials or chemicals
  • Temporary or permanent site offices
  • Mini shops or pop-up stores
  • Additional space for small businesses or homeowners

Advantages of 8ft Shipping Container

Here are some advantages of using an 8ft shipping container:

  • Compact and easily transportable
  • Can fit in small spaces where larger containers cannot
  • Cost-effective compared to larger containers
  • Can be customized to suit specific needs
  • Durable and weather-resistant

Other Types of Containers

Apart from the 8ft shipping container, there are other types of shipping containers that you may want to consider for your specific needs:

Office Container

An office container is a modified shipping container that is specifically designed to function as a temporary or permanent office. It can be equipped with air conditioning, insulation, lighting, electrical outlets, and other amenities to make it comfortable and functional for office work. An office container can be customized to suit the needs of any business or organization, and it can be delivered and set up quickly and easily.

High Cube Container

A high cube container is similar to a standard shipping container, but it is one foot taller, providing extra vertical space for storage or other uses. High cube containers are often used for bulky or oversized cargo, as well as for storage or conversion into living spaces or other structures. Like standard containers, high cube containers are durable, weather-resistant, and easily transportable.


External dimensions
Length (mm): 2438
Width (mm): 2200
Height (mm): 2260

Internal dimensions
Length (mm): 2278
Width (mm): 2112
Height (mm): 2062

Door Opening dimensions
Width (mm): 2103
Height (mm): 1949

Tare (kg): 880
Payload (kg): 5120
Max Gross Weight (kg): 6000

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.

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