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|How big is a freight container?
A freight container has very specific dimensions as laid out by ISO 1161:1984 --
I found this info online:
A 20 foot freight container
19’5” X 7’8” X 7’9.5” ( Length X Width X Height).
Volume: 1,159 cubic feet.
Dry Container weight: Approximately 4200 pounds.
Dry Capacity: approximately 49,000 pounds.
But that'll teach me to go online to find out important info.
That's a 20 foot container. There are other sizes. Call a cargo container freight shipping company for the real scoop.
Unfortunately, ISO wants about $100 for me to download the actual specs.
|I think a 20 footer's dimenions are
19' 10.5" X 8'0" X 8' 6" giving 1171 feet3
Better idea is to get in touch with your shipper.
|I think the first numbers were for internal capacity, and the second are external dimensions. But I like the idea of contacting the shipping company!|