Steel containers for shipping are manufactured in a number of standard sizes for specific purposes. While there is a range of standard sizes for these mobile containers, the 40ft container is one of the most commonly used sizes.


Dimensions of a 40ft container

The dimensions of a typical 40-foot container are:

  • Exterior dimensions: 12.2m long x 2.44m wide x 2.6m high
  • Internal dimensions: 12.03m long x 2.35m wide x 2.39m high



40ft containers


40ft containers are designed for large open locations when extra space are needed to load your cargo. They are sturdy and water-tight.


Typically they are the best value of all sizes and cost savings.

Why choose Container Specialist?

Professional services

Since our inception in 1996, we have been providing our customers with cost-effective, immediate storage solutions for their needs.

High-quality products

We recognise the importance of providing our customers with reliable products. That is why our containers are built to last and made using materials of the highest quality.

Flexible rental and purchase choices

We provide a range of flexible rental and purchase terms to cater to the varied needs of our customers. These include renting on a short term or yearly basis. You can also choose to rent before purchasing or selling your purchased container back to us.

At Container Specialist, we carry various containers to meet your needs, including general purpose containers  and refrigerator containers .

To learn more about our storage solutions, contact us via our contact form or email us csreefer@containerspecialist.com.sg.


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