40 Foot Shipping Containers

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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.

ISO Container Specifications

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Storage Capacity

Standard ISO shipping containers are the perfect storage units in terms of their portability, security and hardiness. You can hire self storage space in our yard within any standard size ISO shipping container or combination of containers you require. Check the dimensions above to find the right size container for the job.

 
Vol
(m3)
Max. Cargo
(kg)
Tare Weight
(kg)
Internal (m)
L
W
H
External (m)
L
W
H
 
20' GP
33
28,200
2,280
5.9
2.35
2.39
6.06
2.44
2.59
20' HC
37.4
28,330
2,300
5.9
2.35
2.69
6.06
2.44
2.89
 20' GP OS
31
20,800
3,200
5.9
2.29
2.39
6.06
2.44
2.59
 20' HC OS
34
20,830
3,270
5.9
2.29
2.69
6.06
2.44
2.89
20' PWHC
38.4
27,920
2,560
5.9
2.42
2.69
6.06
2.49
2.89
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
Advantages / Uses

Standard ISO shipping containers we have for sale offer good possibilities for cargo securing thanks to their internal space being closed on all sides. Lashing rings are also installed to secure storage from movement during transit. Internal hold rails can be used for hanging garments or suspending fragile goods. Containers like these come standard with forklift pockets, gooseneck tunnel, corner castings and grappler pockets for handling. They are also wide enough for a small forklift, with the assistance of a ramp, to drive into for loading/unloading.

Open side containers (OS) feature side opening door(s) on one or both sides. This kind of access is useful for side loading and unloading via forklift which is particularly important for handling dangerous, heavy, buky or palletized goods. An ISO container in a stack with double side and end doors could potentially open at all 4 sides without affecting structural integrity as it is the corner posts that bear the weight of containers stacked above. Side access doors are also useful for ventilation into the container, especially if the container has been modified into a storage container or portable workshop .

Modifications

Walls are built from corrugated steel which naturally offers better air flow and is easy to repair and fabricate. The main structural beams at the corner posts allow them to be stacked or to be used as building blocks for accommodation or site office projects. Containers are watertight, weather and vermin proof and are coated with rust resistant paint for longer life. Thanks to its qualities, the humble ISO shipping container has many applications when modified .

Common modifications include: Insulation | Access Doors | Windows | Vinyl Flooring | Equipment Racks | Shelving | Custom Painting | Ventilation | Partition Walls | Lighting & Power Points | Plumbing | Mesh Platforms | Windows | Plumbing | Aircon | Lock box | Custom painting

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