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Also classed as standard size shipping containers the 40 footer comes in GP, HC and HCPW varieties. General purpose containers are widely used however pallet wide containers are increasing in popularity due to their ability to hold 2 standard size pallets. High cubes are also well utilised when modified into accommodation units as they provide an extra foot in height.

The advantages of 40 Foot Containers

Standard 40 foot containers, equal to 2 x TEUs, are the most common size of shipping container you will see on a cargo ship. They sports excellent spots for cargo securing thanks to their internal lashing rings and rails, preventing storage from being displaced during transportation. Containers like these are highly portable and come standard with forklift pockets, a gooseneck tunnel, corner castings and grappler pockets for handling. They are also wide enough for a forklift, with the assistance of a ramp, to drive into for loading/unloading. Be sure to use a heavy duty forklift when handling a 40 foot container.

Built Tough

Much the same as 20 foot containers, walls are built from corrugated steel which allows for a small space between the contents and the walls for air flow. The main structural beams at the corner posts allow 40 footers to be stacked high and as such are popular building blocks for more and more architects. Containers are watertight, weather and vermin proof and are coated with rust resistant paint for longer life. These containers can be converted into workshops or site offices with special access modifications, lights and power, air conditioning, windows, vinyl floors and insulation.

40 foot container modifications

40 foot shipping containers offer roughly 30 cubic meters of space, depending on their type, and as such offer a variety of residential, commercial and industrial applications such as portable site offices or dangerous goods storage containers | ABC - Give us a call to discuss purchasing / hiring or use the quote form below.

40 Foot Container Dimensions

 
Vol
(m3)
Max. Cargo
(kg)
Tare Weight
(kg)
Internal Dimensions
Length
Width
Height
External Dimensions
Length
Width
Height
 
40' GP
67.7
26,880
3,600
12.01
2.35
2.39
12.19
2.44
2.59
40' HC
76.4
26,580
3,900
12.01
2.35
2.69
12.19
2.44
2.89
40' PWHC
78.3
29,820
4,180
12.01
2.42
2.69
12.19
2.49
2.89

 

40 Foot Shipping Containers Gallery

The following gallery is to give you an idea of what we have on hand in terms of 40 Foot Shipping Containers for Sale or Hire. You can narrow down your search by checking the boxes below indicating the container condition you require.

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