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What Size Shipping Container is Right for You - 20 ft or 40 ft?

Have you made the decision that a storage container is what you need? Compared to other options it makes the most sense. But how do you choose the best storage container or shipping container that best fits your needs?

A typical ISO shipping container is made from Corten steel also known as” weathering steel”. Corten steel is a corrosion resistant steel that is used within many industries where exposed steel is in harsh conditions.

  1. Steel corrugated sheet sidewalls, roof, and back panel
  2. Purin reinforced 1-⅛” Marine Plywood Floors
  3. Steel corrugated sheet sidewalls, roof, and back panel
  4. All-welded-steel, continuously
  5. Floor structure is 6” steel crossmembers

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20 ft. Storage Containers

The size of a 20 ft Conex container is the equivalent of one standard parking spot. During a home renovation, if you need to storage household items and furniture, a 20 ft storage container will conveniently fit in your driveway. It is our most common size and one of the more popular sizes. It can hold about the amount equivalent to a one car garage. A 20 ft container can comfortably hold the amount of one room, possibly two. A 20 ft shipping container holds about 1,150 cubic feet.

  • Weight: 4500 lbs.
  • Interior Dimensions: Length: 19′ 5″ Width: 7′ 8-⅛” Height: 7′ 9-⅝”
  • Door Opening: Width: 7’ 8-½” Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft. Storage Containers and 40 ft. High Cube Storage Containers

The 40 ft Conex containers are the most cost-effective option because they are usually not much more than the 20 ft containers. High cube containers are great for tall items and stacking boxes because of the extra height. The 40 ft shipping containers can hold the equivalent to a two-car garage or about 2-3 rooms. They are ideal for larger homes that require a lot of storage space and have ample amount of space for shelving. A 40 ft shipping container holds about 2,400 cubic feet and a 40 ft high cube container can hold as much as 2,700 cubic feet.

  • Weight: 8500 lbs.
  • Interior Dimensions: Length: 39′ ⅜” Width: 7′ 8-⅛” Height: 7′ 9-⅝”
  • Door Opening: Width: 7’ 8-½” Height: 7’ 5-¾”
  • Interior Dimensions: Length: 39′ 4” Width: 7′ 7” Height: 8′ 9″
  • Door Opening: Width: 7’ 8″ Height: 8’ 5”

Variety of Shipping Container Size Options at Container One

If you are still feeling unsure about what size shipping container you need, let us help you decide on which size is best for your individual or business needs. Our knowledgeable sales reps can answer any questions you may have. We want to point you in the right direction.

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