Used 40'HC Shipping container
- Dimensions: The container’s standard dimensions are approximately 40 feet in length, 8 feet in width, and 9.5 feet in height. The extra height compared to a standard container (usually 8 feet) is why it is called “High Cube.”
- Capacity: A 40’HC shipping container typically has a maximum capacity of around 76.3 cubic meters (2,694 cubic feet). This means it can hold a significant volume of cargo.
- Structure: The container is made of steel, which provides durability and strength to withstand various environmental conditions during transportation.
- Doors: At one end of the container, there are two hinged doors that swing outward. These doors usually open to approximately 270 degrees, allowing for easier loading and unloading of cargo.
- Payload: The maximum payload capacity of a 40’HC container depends on the shipping line and the specific equipment used, but it is generally around 26 to 30 metric tons.
- Uses: 40’HC containers are commonly used for transporting voluminous or lightweight cargo, as the extra height allows for greater volume without exceeding the weight limits.
- Stacking: These containers are designed to be stackable, making efficient use of space on ships and at ports.
- International Standards: The 40’HC container adheres to ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards to ensure consistency and compatibility across the global shipping industry.