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The following is a list of different container specification details for smooth transportation that are used in the international shipping process. The dimensions of the various containers may vary based on production from different manufacturing companies.

Please have a look at the entire container specification chart to choose the one that suits your shipping needs best. Contact us to get the best deals and offers related to different containers.

Container Size & Specifications

Shipping containers, which provide efficiency, security, and cost-effectiveness, have become the backbone of modern freight forwarding, and increasingly being integrated with tracking and monitoring technologies. 

We are mindful of the fact that accuracy and precision are of paramount importance at SLR Shipping Services. Whether it is about shipping goods to continents or managing the supply chain, the correct size of container will simply change everything. Therefore, we have an array of container options to accommodate your every cargo needs. Following are the various types of shipping containers we offer.

  1. 20’ General Purpose Container
    The 20’ general purpose container is the standard container used for many types of cargo. This container being 20ft long, 8 ft wide and 8ft and 6 inches tall offers enough volume to transport various materials such as textiles, electronics, and machineries.

  2. 20′ Open Top Container: 
    The 20′ Open Top Container has the same dimensions as a general-purpose container but with a detachable top. This characteristic makes it possible to load and unloading large-size or bulky cargo objects, which do not get through the standard container doors, easily. Loadings that require top-loading access include construction materials, machinery as well as a variety of other useful items.

  3. 20′ Flat Rack Container: 
    The 20′ Flat Rack Container is characterized by sides that can be folded to accommodate cargos in different shapes and sizes. This container, of 20 by 8 feet in size, is especially convenient for transportation of heavy equipment, vehicles, and oversize cargo. The open layout permits the easy loading and lashing of cargoes onto the flat rack platform.

  4. 20′ Reefer Container: 
    Suitable for transportation of cargo that is sensitive to temperature, the 20’ Reefer Container is fitted with cooling system. Measuring 20 feet long by 8 feet wide with a height of 8 feet 6 inches, this container is a controlled temperature environment that protects the freshness and quality of perishable products such as fruits, vegetables, pharmaceuticals, and dairy while in transit.

  5. 40′ General Purpose Container: 
    It has a capacity that is twice that of the 20 ft shipping container, imbibed in the dimensions, which sum up to 40 x 8 x 8’6”. It is suitable for bigger volumes of general cargo which may include consumer goods, industrial equipment and raw materials. Similar to its smaller version, but with a heavy-duty construction and cargo lashing points for safety during transit.

  6. 40′ High Cube Container: 
    The 40′ High Cube Container has the same length and width dimensions as the standard container but has a higher vertical clearance of 9 feet 6 inches. Virtually, it means that such extra height allows taller cargo objects to fit in while remaining the same size as a standard container. Usually it is used to carry those products which need an additional vertical space, for example, equipment, upholstery, and heavy appliances.

  7. 40′ Open Top Container: 
    The 40′ Open Top Container provides the same dimensions as its closed-top counterparts but features a removable top for convenient loading and unloading of oversized cargo. With dimensions of 40 feet in length, 8 feet in width, and 8 feet 6 inches in height, this container is suitable for shipping container transport tall or bulky items that cannot be easily loaded through standard container doors, such as machinery, construction materials, and industrial equipment.

  8. 40′ Flat Rack Container: 
    The 40′ Flat Rack Container is a large platform with collapsible sides allowing flexibility to handle over-sized cargo. At 40 feet long and 8 feet wide, this container is perfect for hauling heavy machinery, vehicles, and oversized PPE that won’t fit in a standard container. The open structure permits the simple loading and lashing of the cargo onto the flat rack platform.

  9. 40′ High Cube Reefer Container: 
    The 40′ High Cube Reefer Container is a combination of the merits of high cube and refrigeration features, which is perfect for transporting large quantities of perishable goods over long distances. Measuring at 40 feet in length, 8 feet in width and a height of 9 feet 6 inches, this container offers a larger capacity necessary for perishable goods like fruits, vegetables, seafood and pharmaceuticals which are to be kept at a controlled temperature.


At SLR Shipping Services, customer satisfaction and efficiency are our top priorities. Whether you’re sending a small consignment or managing a complex logistics network, our extensive range of container sizes and types ensures the safe and timely transport of your cargo. With our best cargo-worthy containers and customizable services, we cater to your specific shipping needs. Contact us today to learn more about our shipping container transport solutions and how we can tailor our services to meet your requirements. As one of the leading freight forwarder in Dubai, we are committed to delivering excellence in every shipment.

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