ISO Container Size Chart

Shipping Container Sizes and Capacity

20ft shipping containers are the most commonly used size in self storage facilities globally. They will hold the approximate contents of a 3 bedroom house and are a little smaller than a single-garage. They come with rubber-sealed doors, 8 or more external micro-vents and have a hard ply floor. You will also find heavy load bearing eyelets at roof level that can be used to hold heavy and long items at the top using rope/straps. Both doors will open but at around a metre wide opening the first left door is usually enough for gaining access with goods.

New Containers
At Self Storage Hire Norwich, we use primarily new and shipped-once containers to ensure your household goods are stored safe, dry and are easy to access when you need them. Since our containers are ‘sea-worthy’ should you decide to move overseas we can even arrange for onward shipping of your goods!

Older ‘retired for shipping’ Containers
Containers 5+  years old will have war wounds often resulting in the doors getting pushed out of shape, so for this reason we use primarily new containers for storage. If you want a secure outdoor store to buy these containers can offer good value if you are prepared to tidy them up a bit and work on the doors if required. Great for building site or garden storage but not so good for self storage in our experience. If you are looking to buy one please ask as we often have stock for sale. When comparing storage prices please take into account the quality of your unit.

Standard Shipping Container Specifications. These are the global ISO recognised sizes.
* Please note we do not currently offer 40ft containers at our storage facility.

External Dimensions Internal Dimensions Door Dimensions Capacity Max Weight  
  Length Height Width Length Height Width Width Height Cubic
10ft
(Midi Store)
2.99m
9ft 10in
2.59m
8ft 6in
2.43m
8ft
2.84m
9ft 3in
2.39m
7ft 10in
2.35m
7ft 8in
2.34m
7ft 8in
2.28m
7ft 5in
15.95cc
561cf
20ft
(Maxi Store)
6.06m
20ft
2.59m
8ft 6in
2.43m
8ft
5.9m
19ft 4in
2.39m
7ft 10in
2.35m
7ft 8in
2.34m
7ft 8in
2.28m
7ft 5in
33.1cm
1,170cf
40ft
(n/a)
12.2m
40ft
2.59m
8ft 6in
2.43m
8ft
12.04m
39ft 5in
2.39m
7ft 10in
2.35m
7ft 8in
2.34m
7ft 8in
2.28m
7ft 5in
67.6cm
2,386cf