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 Subject: Size of shipping containers from China Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses Asked by: dixiedream-ga List Price: \$2.50 Posted: 09 Feb 2004 17:41 PST Expires: 10 Mar 2004 17:41 PST Question ID: 305196
 `I want to know how many cubic meters are in a 20 and 40 foot shipping container.`
 Subject: Re: Size of shipping containers from China Answered By: aht-ga on 09 Feb 2004 18:37 PST
 ```dixiedream-ga: The actual volume of any particular container will depend on the manufacturer of the container, and the shipping company's own restrictions. However, generally speaking, you can count on a 20 foot container holding at least 33 m^3, and a 40 foot container holding at least 67 m^3. You will also need to factor in the maximum allowable weight, should the contents be too heavy for the container or the truck that will need to haul it to and from the ports. Here are several websites with information that you can use to verify this: http://www.shipit.co.uk/ContainerSizes.htm - 20ft: 33.2 m^3 ; 40ft: 67.7 m^3 http://www.alken-murray.com/OceanContainer.pdf - 20ft: 33.97 m^3 ; 40ft: 68.74 m^3 http://www.anchortrailers.com/shipping.asp - 20ft: 33.61 m^3 ; 40ft: 67.22 m^3 However, perhaps the most important guide to go by, is the largest China-US shipping company, COSCO: http://www.cosco-usa.com/omd/containers.htm - 20ft: 33 m^3 (actually 33.1 m^3 by their measurements) - 40ft: 67 m^3 (actually 67.5 m^3 by their measurements) I hope this helps, aht-ga Google Answers Researcher```
 Subject: Re: Size of shipping containers from China From: pinkfreud-ga on 09 Feb 2004 18:20 PST
 ```In order to calculate the number of cubic meters, you need to know three dimensions: length, width, and height.```
 Subject: Re: Size of shipping containers from China From: iome-ga on 09 Feb 2004 18:22 PST
 ```According to this site a 20' sea container has a 30 cubic meter capacity and a 40' container has a 60 cubic meter capacity. This site has the same figures.```
 Subject: Re: Size of shipping containers from China From: from_dhaka-ga on 09 Feb 2004 21:59 PST
 ```Following are the container dimensions used. They are standardized, Dimension of 20 feet container: 20(L) x 8.5 (H) x 8 (W) vol. 28 cubic meter Dimension of 40 feet container: 40(L) x 8.5 (H) x 8 (W) vol. 58 cubic meter Dimensions of High Cube: 40(L) x 9.6 (H) x 8 (W) vol. 68 cubic meter```
 Subject: Re: Size of shipping containers from China From: from_dhaka-ga on 09 Feb 2004 22:01 PST
 ```sorry for a mistake >dimensions are in feed >volume are in meters```
 Subject: Re: Size of shipping containers from China From: italy500-ga on 02 Mar 2004 20:50 PST
 ```To aht-ga, if you know lots about importing and shipping, please find my question in Business and money