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How big is a standard shipping container?

The world of containers can be surprisingly daunting at times; I mean just considering shipping container dimensions we are met with such a variety of containers: 20ft, 40ft, high cube, refrigerated, open-top, platform, tank … you get the idea!  Shipping containers are manufactured with identical size specification in terms of exterior height, exterior width, and exterior length. The standardization of containers and the adoption of the ISO specification is to insure that all equipment handlers, chassis, rail cars, and slot spaces on vessels will accommodate ALL containers.  By far the two most popular containers you will come across are the regular 20 foot shipping container and the regular 40 foot shipping container, refer to below table for better understanding the container sizesHo