Container Specification

(These details are for guidance only. Please check with your carrier for size and availability before making any crucial decisions)

DRY CONTAINER

Dry / Steel

Door openings (mm)

Internal dimensions (mm)

Weight (kg)

Volume (m3)

Type

Size

Width

Height

Length

Width

Height

Gross

Tare

Payload

Capacity

20' std

20' x 8' x 8' 6"

2,340

2,274

5,896

2,350

2,385

27,000

2,150

24,850

33

40' std

40' x 8' x 8' 6"

2,339

2,274

12,035

2,350

2,393

32,500

3,700

28,800

67

40' hi cu

40' x 8' x 9' 6"

2,340

2,577

12,035

2,350

2,697

34,000

3,800

30,200

76

45' hi cu

45' x 8' x 9' 6"

2,340

2,585

13,556

2,352

2,697

32,500

4,800

27,820

86

Dry / Aluminium

Door openings (mm)

Internal dimensions (mm)

Weight (kg)

Volume (m3)

Type

Size

Width

Height

Length

Width

Height

Gross

Tare

Payload

Capacity

40' std

40' x 8' x 8' 6"

2,343

2,278

12,056

2,347

2,379

32,500

2,790

29,710

67

40' hi cu

40' x 8' x 9' 6"

2,343

2,584

12,056

2,347

2,684

32,500

2,900

29,600

76

45' hi cu

45' x 8' x 9' 6"

2,340

2,584

13,582

2,347

2,696

32,500

3,900

28,600

86

                         

REEFER CONTAINER

Reefer / Steel

Door openings (mm)

Internal dimensions (mm)

Weight (kg)

Volume (m3)

Type

Size

Width

Height

Length

Width

Height

Max.

Tare

Payload

Capacity

20' std

20' x 8' x 8' 6"

2,294

2,201

5,451

2,290

2,156

30,480

2,930

27,550

27,9

40' high

40' x 8' x 9' 6"

2,278

2,473

11,578

2,280

2,425

34,000

4,500

29,500

64

Reefer / Aluminium

Door openings (mm)

Internal dimensions (mm)

Weight (kg)

Volume (m3)

Type

Size

Width

Height

Length

Width

Height

Max.

Tare

Payload

Capacity

20' std

20' x 8' x 8' 6"

2,286

2,188

5,430

2,286

2,155

27,000

2,750

24,250

26,8

40' std

40' x 8' x 8' 6"

2,294

2,174

11,577

2,294

2,110

32,500

3,900

28,600

56,1

40' high

40' x 8' x 9' 6"

2,290

2,535

11,577

2,294

2,409

32,500

4,150

28,350

64,1

                         

OPEN-TOP CONTAINER

Open-tops / Steel

Internal dimensions (mm)

Door opening (mm)

Top opening (mm)

Weight (kg)

Volume (m3)

Type

Size

Length

Width

Height

Width

Height

Length

Width

Gross

Tare

Payload

Capacity

20' open-top

20'x 8'x 8'6"

5,919

2,340

2,286

2,286

2,251

5,425

2,223

24,000

2,177

21,823

32

40' open-top

40'x 8'x 8'6"

12,043

2,338

2,272

2,289

2,253

11,622

2,162

30,480

4,300

26,180

64

Open-tops / Aluminium

Internal dimensions (mm)

Door opening (mm)

Top opening (mm)

Weight (kg)

Volume (m3)

Type

Size

Length

Width

Height

Width

Height

Length

Width

Max. gross

Tare

Payload

Capacity

20' open-top

20'x 8'x 8'6"

5,893

2,346

2,353

2,338

2,273

5,488

2,230

30,480

2,250

28,230

32

40' open-top

40'x 8'x 8'6"

12,029

2,348

2,359

2,338

2,275

11,622

2,188

32,500

3,800

28,700

66


Incoterms

EXW - Ex-Works, named place where shipment is available to the buyer, not loaded.
The seller will not contract for any transportation.

FCA - Free Carrier, unloaded at the seller’s dock OR a named place where shipment is available to the international carrier or agent, not loaded.
This term can be used for any mode of transport.

FAS - Free Alongside Ship, named ocean port of shipment.
Ocean shipments that are NOT containerized.

FOB - Free On Board vessel, named ocean port of shipment.
This term is used for ocean shipments only where it is important that the goods pass the ship’s rail.

CFR - Cost and Freight, Named ocean port of destination.
This term is used for ocean shipments that are not containerized.

CIF - Cost, Insurance and Freight, named ocean port of destination.
This term is used for ocean shipments that are not containerized.

CPT - Carriage Paid To, named place or port of destination.
This term is used for air or ocean containerized and roll-on roll-off shipments.

CIP - Carriage and Insurance Paid To, named place or port of destination.
This term is used for air or ocean containerized and roll-on roll-off shipments.

DAF - Delivered At Frontier, named place of destination, by land, not unloaded.
This term is used for any mode of transportation but must be delivered by land.

DES - Delivered Ex-Ship, named port of destination, not unloaded.
This term is used for ocean shipments only.

DEQ - Delivered Ex-Quay, named port of destination, unloaded, not cleared.
This term is used for ocean shipments only.

DDU - Delivered Duty Unpaid, named place of destination, not unloaded, not cleared.
This term is used for any mode of transportation.

DDP - Delivered Duty Paid, named place of destination, not unloaded, cleared.
This term is used for any mode of transportation.

 

 
EXW
FCA
FAS
FOB
CFR
CIF
CPT
CIP
DAF
DES
DEQ
DDU
DDP

SERVICES

Ex Works
Free Carrier
Free Alongside Ship
Free Onboard Vessel
Cost & Freight
Cost Insurance & Freight
Carriage Paid To
Carriage Insurance Paid To
Delivered At Frontier
Delivered Ex Ship
Delivered Ex Quay Duty Unpaid
Delivered Duty Unpaid
Delivered Duty Paid
Warehouse Storage
Seller
Seller
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Seller
Warehouse Labor
Seller
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Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
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Seller
Export Packing
Seller
Seller
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Seller
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Seller
Loading Charges
Buyer
Seller
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Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Inland Freight
Buyer
Buyer/
Seller*
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Terminal Charges
Buyer
Buyer
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Forwarder's Fees
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Loading On Vessel
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Ocean/Air Freight
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Seller
Charges On  Arrival At Destination
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Seller
Seller
Buyer
Buyer
Seller
Seller
Seller
Duty, Taxes & Customs Clearance
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Seller
Delivery To Destination
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Buyer
Seller
Seller

* There are actually two FCA terms: FCA Seller's Premises where the seller is responsible only for loading the goods and not responsible for inland freight; and FCA Named Place (International Carrier) where the seller is responsible for inland freight


CBM Calculation

Cargo is commonly calculated using a combination of volume (total space in cubic feet or meters) and payload (total weight). A cubic foot is the space occupied by a cube with 1 foot width, length and height. You can calculate the total cubic feet of a cargo shipment by calculating the cubic feet of each item and adding them together.

How To Calculate Cubic Metres (CBM) When Shipping

Determining Cubic Feet(CFT) or Cubic Metres(CBM) is the first step you should take in determining how to ship your cargo.

  • CFT Formula : Length" x Width" x Height" = ? divided 1728= Cubic feet (CFT)
  • CBM Calculation Formula :
    Length (centimeter) x Width (centimeter) x Height (centimeter) / 1,000,000 = Length meter x Width meter x Height meter = Cubic meter (m3) .
    e.g. 35 cm x 35 cm x 45 cm = 0.055 cbm
  • KT Formula : Pounds divided by 2204.62 = Kiloton (Kt)

Calculate the volumetric weight of your shipment

Sometimes, large items with a light overall weight can be charged according to the space they take up on aircraft. In these cases, Volumetric Weight, or dimensional (Dim) weight, is used to calculate the shipment cost. It is recommended that you calculate the Volumetric Weight for every shipment that you send, then compare this to its actual weight. The greater weight of the two is used to work out the price that we charge you.

International Volumetric Weights are calculated using the formula below:

(Length x Width x Height in centimeters) / 5000 = Volumetric Weight in kilograms


Calculating the CBM

Calculate the cubic metre (or cubic foot ), volume and quantity per shipping container .
Want to get a quick and easy calculation of how many of your product(s) will fit in a shipping container?
Here’s a simple and fast way of doing it to get an approximate quantity.