APL Container Dimensions & Sizes

Equipment Specifications – Standard Containers

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Also known as general purpose containers, these can fit most of your common needs.

A majority of the standard containers in APL’s fleet are made of steel. They are designed and constructed for transportation of general cargo on sea, rail and land and are able to withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C (-40°F) to 70°C (158°F) without affecting their strength and water-tightness.

Please note that in certain exceptional cases, the containers operated by APL may have specifications that differ from the descriptions above. Also, cargo in container must conform to the dimensional regulations and laws stipulated by the host country, thus payload capacity may be affected. For more information or assistance, please contact your local APL customer service representative.

For maximum cargo weight guidelines, please contact your local APL customer service representative as these are container weight capacity and might exceed local State/Country legal cargo weight limits.

For cargo weight guidelines in International Intermodal Containers for Transport on USA Highway System please visit OCEMA’s website here.

20′ Standard Steel Container Top
20' Standard Steel Container; link to larger image

20′ standard steel containers are closed weather-tight containers that are suitable for any general cargo. 20′ standard steel containers operated by APL have a payload capacity of up to 28,160 kg, close to the payload capacity of most 40′ standard steel containers. This makes 20′ standard steel containers especially suitable for high-density, heavyweight cargo.

In addition, 11 or more APL standard garment hanger bars* can be installed on most APL-owned 20′ containers. Forklift pockets* are also available on almost all 20′ containers.

Description Metric U.S.
Cubic Capacity 33.200 cubic meters 1,170 cubic feet
Payload (Weight) 21,850 kg – 28,160 kg 48,171 lb – 62,082 lb
Tare Weight 2,150 kg – 2,220 kg 4,740 lb – 4,894 lb
Max Gross Weight 24,000 kg – 30,480 kg 52,911 lb – 67,197 lb
Internal Length 5.898 m 19’4″
Internal Width 2.352 m 7’9″
Internal Height 2.392 m 7’10”
External Length 6.058 m 19’10 1/2″
External Width 2.438 m 8’0″
External Height 2.591 m 8’6″
Door Opening Width 2.340 m 7’8″
Door Opening Height 2.280 m 7’6″
Lashing Rings Five on each top and bottom rails, capacity 2,000 kg;
Three on each corner post, capacity 1,500 kg
40′ Standard Steel Container Top
40' Standard Steel Container; link to larger image

40′ standard steel containers are closed weather-tight containers that can be used to transport any general cargo. Most of APL’s 40′ containers have a payload capacity of 28,760 kg with a gross weight of 32,500 kg. This exceeds the payload capacity of 26,760 kg (gross weight of 30,480 kg) required by ISO standards. Almost all 40′ containers have a recess at the bottom called the gooseneck tunnel*. 22 or more APL standard garment hanger bars* can be installed on most APL-owned 40′ containers.

Description Metric U.S.
Cubic Capacity 67.700 cubic meters 2,391 cubic feet
Payload (Weight) 26,760 kg – 28,760 kg 58,996 lb – 63,405 lb
Tare Weight 3,720 kg – 3,740 kg 8,201 lb – 8,245 lb
Max Gross Weight 30,480 kg – 32,500 kg 67,197 lb – 71,650 lb
Internal Length 12.032 m 39’6″
Internal Width 2.352 m 7’9″
Internal Height 2.392 m 7’10”
External Length 12.192 m 40’0″
External Width 2.438 m 8’0″
External Height 2.591 m 8’6″
Door Opening Width 2.340 m 7’8″
Door Opening Height 2.280 m 7’6″
Lashing Rings Ten on each top and bottom rails, capacity 2,000 kg;
Three on each corner post, capacity 1,500 kg
40′ High Cube Steel Container Top
40' High Cube Steel Container; link to larger image

40′ high cube containers are suitable for all general cargo transportation. They are almost identical to the 40′ standard containers, except that they have more cubic capacity as they are one foot taller. Thus, 40′ high cube containers are especially suitable for voluminous cargo. The ISO standard payload capacity is 26,760 kg with a gross weight of 30,480 kg

Most of APL’s 40′ high cube containers have a payload capacity of 28,550 kg with a gross weight of 32,500 kg, which surpasses the ISO requirement. Almost all 40′ containers have a recess at the bottom called the gooseneck tunnel*. 22 or more APL standard garment hanger bars* can be installed on most APL-owned 40′ high cube containers.

Description Metric U.S.
Cubic Capacity 76.400 cubic meters 2,700 cubic feet
Payload (Weight) 26,750 kg – 28,550 kg 58,974 lb – 62,942 lb
Tare Weight 3,730 kg – 3,950 kg 8,223 lb – 8,708 lb
Max Gross Weight 30,480 kg – 32,500 kg 67,197 lb – 71,650 lb
Internal Length 12.033 m 39’6″
Internal Width 2.352 m 7’9″
Internal Height 2.698 m 8’10”
External Length 12.192 m 40’0″
External Width 2.438 m 8’0″
External Height 2.896 m 9’6″
Door Opening Width 2.340 m 7’8″
Door Opening Height 2.585 m 8’6″
Lashing Rings Ten on each top and bottom rails, capacity 2,000 kg;
Three on each corner post, capacity 1,500 kg
45′ High Cube Steel Container Top
45' High Cube Steel Container; link to larger image

Being 9’6″ tall (high cube) and 45′ long, 45′ high cube containers have a capacity of 86.5 cubic meters, 18.8 cubic meters more than the standard 40′ container. They are especially suitable for voluminous lightweight cargo. Almost all 45′ containers have a recess at the bottom called the gooseneck tunnel*. 24 or more APL standard garment hanger bars* can be installed on most APL-owned 40′ high cube containers.

Description Metric U.S.
Cubic Capacity 86.500 cubic meters 3,055 cubic feet
Payload (Weight) 28,280 kg 62,350 lb
Tare Weight 4,740 kg 10,450 lb
Max Gross Weight 33,020 kg 72,800 lb
Internal Length 13.556 m 44’6″
Internal Width 2.352 m 7’9″
Internal Height 2.701 m 8’10”
External Length 13.716 m 45’0″
External Width 2.438 m 8’0″
External Height 2.896 m 9’6″
Door Opening Width 2.340 m 7’8″
Door Opening Height 2.588 m 8’6″
Lashing Rings Twelve on each top and bottom rails, capacity 2,000 kg;
Three on each corner post, capacity 1,500 kg
48′ High Cube Steel Container Top
48' High Cube Steel Container; link to larger image

The 48′ high cube container has a capacity of 98.8 cubic meters and is suitable for voluminous light weight cargo. The containers are mostly confined to usage in North America for land transportation. However, APL is the only ocean carrier to offer 48′ containers for international shipments. Currently these containers are offered for services from Chiwan, South China to all destinations in the U.S. This is accomplished via APL’s extensive intermodal network.

Description Metric U.S.
Cubic Capacity 98.800 cubic meters 3,489 cubic feet
Payload (Weight) 25,340 kg 56,350 lb
Tare Weight 5,140 kg 10,865 lb
Max Gross Weight 30,480 kg 67,197 lb
Internal Length 14.470 m 47’6″
Internal Width 2.505 m 8’3″
Internal Height 2.726 m 8’11”
External Length 14.630 m 48’0″
External Width 2.591 m 8’6″
External Height 2.908 m 9’6 1/2″
Door Opening Width 2.493 m 8’2″
Door Opening Height 2.691 m 8’10”
Lashing Rings Twelve on each top and bottom rails, capacity 2,000 kg;
Three on each corner post, capacity 1,500 kg

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