40ft Standard Container Dimensions:

At Pelican Containers, 40ft shipping containers for sale are available in the following dimensions:

External measurement 12.192m/2.438m/2.591m ( 40’/8’/9’6 )
Internal measurement 12.032m/2.352m/2.393m ( 39’6/7’9/7’10 )
Floor area 28.33m2 ( 305sqft )
Volume 67.7 m3 ( 2,390 cu ft )
Maximum Gross weight 32,500kg ( 71,650 lbs )
Tare Weight 3,500 kgs (  7,716 lbs )
Payload capacity 29,000 kg ( 63,930 lbs )
Structure Steel or aluminium exterior, stainless steel interior
Designed, Built and Certified ISO, TIR, UIC, CSC and ABS approved

40ft Standard Shipping Container Usability and Features:

What can you use the 40ft shipping container for? Let’s read about some features and reasons to buy a 40ft shipping container except for using it in the shipping industry.

  • The most popular choice is for conversion into living spaces.
  • Can be used by almost every industry that transports a large volume of lightweight cargo like cotton and Styrofoam.
  • All-steel walls and load-bearing marine-grade plywood flooring make these 40ft containers extremely durable and weather-resistant.
  • Can be cut into smaller boxes to organize diverse items.

Container Buyer’s Guide

You can buy a used 40ft shipping container worldwide. To do this, you can leave a request, and our operator will help you choose the right one. We will also help you prepare your site for delivery and answer your questions. You can also find all the necessary information about our 40ft standard shipping containers for sale in our container buyer’s guide.

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Reviews of Our Customers

Adam Smith
(Jacksonville, Florida)

It was a pleasure to interact with the people in this company. My container was delivered safely and on time. The doors worked well and there were no dents or cracks. Well done!

Demetrius Lucas
(Long Beach, California)

It was a nice experience interacting with the helpful staff at Pelican. The container was in really good condition and perfectly suited my need of a storage shed. Will come back in the future if I need more.

Patricia Wang
(Fort Worth, Texas)

We ordered a 40’ standard container in April but received a 40’ high cube after 10 days. We immediately communicated this to the company and they told we could use the bigger unit at no extra cost. We were delighted!


Can I use a used 40ft shipping container as a garage?

Yes, a 40ft standard shipping container is great for use as a garage. You can store your car as well as smaller vehicles such as bicycles or motorcycles in a 40ft metal shipping container.

What are the features of a 40ft sea container?

To ensure your container will be long-lasting, consider a few basic factors when looking for new or used 40ft shipping containers for sale. A good container needs to be made of durable steel. Corrugated walls and heavy-duty wood floors make containers especially strong. The doors of the container should open 270 degrees.

How can I buy a 40ft standard shipping container?

Once you have chosen the right container size, you need to decide on the condition of the container. You can buy a new 40ft shipping container or a used one. A used container can be in very good condition, or it can be used many times. Your choice depends on what you need the container for. After you have decided on a 40-foot sea container, leave a request. Once you have selected a particular container, we can close a deal.

Do you have any questions?

If for some reason you did not find the service or product you need, you can always leave a request for a free consultation and get an answer.

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