40ft containers

40ft containers

40ft containers

The 40ft container is twice as big as the more standard 20ft container. The 40-foot container is ideal for transporting large amounts of goods. Each of our different types of containers come in 40-foot. Because we have a wide network of depot facilities in all the main ports in Europe and strategic locations in Asia and the South Pacific, we can ensure that customers can pick up and redeliver containers with maximum flexibility and in a timely manner. We have 40ft containers for sale, but we also lease and rent these containers.
Please contact our sales team to get more information and advice.

40ft containers

40ft containers dimensions

Find below the size of the 40ft container types. We have listed both the 40ft container’s internal dimensions.

Type of containerSizeTypeISOCapacity m3Inside LengthInside WidthInside Height
40'Flat Rack4096Fc42P311,6662,2241,949
40'Open Top4096Ot42U165.712,0322,3422,331
40'Pallet Wide4086Pw4CG170.412,1002,4422,383
40'Pallet Wide High Cube4096PwHc4EG179.5712,1002,4422,693
40'High Cube Reefer4096Re45RI68.311,5782,2902,545
40'Standard4086St42G067.612,0322,3502,390
40'High Cube4096Hc45G076.4312,1002,3502,688

The 40ft container inner dimensions are standardized by ISO for guidance only. There may be occasional minor deviations.

You can convert the 40-foot sea container size in inches or feet or other metrics with this useful tool. If you have any questions about the sizes and dimensions, please contact us.

40-foot shipping container weight and cbm

Type of containerVolumeWeight Max payloadMax total weight
40'Flat Rack4,950 kg45,000 kg45,000 kg
40'Open Top673,750 kg26,730 kg30,480 kg
40'Pallet Wide704,080 kg29,920 kg34,000 kg
40'Pallet Wide High Cube794,630 kg29,370 kg34,000 kg
40'High Cube Reefer674,575 kg29,425 kg34,000 kg
40'Standard673,790 kg26,690 kg30,480 kg
40'High Cube 763,950 kg26,530 kg30,480 kg

Look for more 40ft container specifications on the detail pages of each container.

Used and new 40ft containers

We have both new and used 40 foot shipping containers for sale and rent. You can also lease these containers. Trident Container Leasing B.V. only purchases from carefully selected manufacturers that meet our stringent quality demands. Our new and second-hand 40ft containers therefore, have the utmost quality.

Buying, renting or leasing

Want to buy a 40-foot shipping container? Trident Container Leasing B.V. sells, rents and leases containers. To lease a container, please contact our Leasing Division. If you like to want or rent a container, please contact our Trading Division.

Related sizes

Besides the 40-foot containers we also sell the 20ft containers. In addition, we make 40ft container conversions and modify the 40ft container with, for instance, different floors, ramps and other modifications. Please contact our sales team to see how we can help you.

40ft containers costs

Please contact our sales team for the cost of a 40-foot container.

Our containers

Standard container

Standard container
20ft container

The Standard container is, as the name suggests, the most generally used container.

Standard 40ft container

Standard container
40ft container

The Standard 40ft containers are twice as big as the popular Standard 20ft containers.

40ft High Cube container

High Cube container
40ft container

The 40ft High Cube containers are circa 30 cm higher than the 40ft Standard containers.

20ft Reefer container

Reefer container
20ft container

The 20ft Reefer container is a special refrigerated container. The Reefer container can be used for cooling and freezing.

40ft High Cube Reefer container

High Cube Reefer container
40ft container

Reefer containers are used for the transportation of food, like vegetables, fish and meat.

20ft Flat Rack container

Flat Rack container
20ft container

The 20ft Flat Rack container is used to transport bulky oversized cargo. Flat Racks are shipping containers without sidewalls or a roof.

40ft Flat Rack container

Flat Rack container
40ft container

The 40ft Flat Rack containers are used to transport oversized cargo that does not fit into a regular shipping container.

Open Top containers

Open Top  container
20ft container

The 20ft Open Top container is meant for cargo that can be loaded with a crane from the upper side.

40ft Open Top container

Open Top container
40ft container

The 40ft Open Top Shipping container can be used for special and heavy goods.

40ft Pallet Wide containers

Pallet Wide  container
40ft container

The 40ft Pallet Wide containers are circa 30 cm higher than the 40ft Standard containers.

40ft High Cube Pallet Wide container

Pallet Wide High Cube container
40ft container

The 40ft High Cube Pallet Wide container is higher than the regular container.

45ft High Cube Pallet Wide Reefer container

Pallet Wide High Cube Reefer container
45ft container

The 45’HCPW containers are circa 30 cm higher than the 45ft Standard Containers. Capacity of this Reefer container is 33 Euro-pallets.