If you are looking for a shipping container but you are not sure yet which sizes to choose, we at R.C.C. Container Trading are happy to assist you. With us you will find a wide range of containers in various types and sizes that you can both rent and buy.

Do you want to know more about shipping container sizes or are you curious about what we can do for you? Read on or feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you find the container you are looking for.


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Why Shipping Container Sizes Are Important

Before we delve deeper into the specific sizes of shipping containers, let’s take a look at why it is important to choose the right container size. Selecting the correct size is essential for optimizing space and costs. It can also help prevent damage to your goods during transport. Let’s explore some common shipping container sizes and their applications.

Standard Shipping Container Sizes

  • 4 ft container: 1200 x 2200 x 2260 mm (length x width x height)
  • 8 ft container: 2440 x 2200 x 2260 mm
  • 10 ft container: 2990 x 2440 x 2590 mm
  • 20 ft container: This standard container has a length of 20 feet, a width of 8 feet, and a height of 8.5 feet. It is suitable for most general cargo and is widely used for international shipping.
  • 40 ft container: The 40-foot container has the same width and height as the 20-foot container, but it doubles the length to 40 feet. This makes it ideal for larger loads and is a popular choice for shipping bulk goods.
  • 45 ft container: 13600 x 2440 x 2890 mm

In addition to the standard sizes, it is also possible to provide us with your desired sizes. Then we are happy to see what we can do for you. We modify our containers upon request from the customer, so there is always a suitable container for you to find. Additionally, you can also opt for a high cube container or open top container when your cargo is large.

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Choosing the Right Shipping Container Size

Now that you are familiar with some common shipping container sizes, it is time to choose the right size for your cargo. Here are some key considerations:

  • Weight and volume of your cargo.
  • Type of goods you are shipping (e.g., perishable or hazardous).
  • Transport distance and costs.
  • Loading and unloading possibilities at the destination.

It is advisable to work with an experienced freight forwarder to determine the right container size. They can help you optimize your freight transport and achieve cost savings.

Contact us for more information

Do you want to know more about shipping container sizes or are you interested in buying or renting a container? Then we at R.C.C. are happy to assist you. We are happy to tell you more about our inventory, prices, dimensions, rebuilds, or anything else you want to know. Call us at 010 – 263 23 33 or send an email to info@rcc-containers.nl. Our experienced staff is ready to assist you.