Typically, a 20 foot general purpose container weighs around 2 tonnes and a 40 foot around 4 tonnes. This weight is known as the tare weight of the container which is combined with the max payload weight (weight it can carry) to determine it's maximum gross weight.

Maximum gross weights will vary for each type of container but can generally be standardised into the following:

20ft - 52,910 lbs/24,000 kg

40ft - 67,200 lbs/30,480 kg

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