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Small Footprint, Major Storage Potential: Conex Box Dimensions

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Sep 11, 2013
Small Footprint, Major Storage Potential: Conex Box Dimensions
A diagram of 20-foot shipping container's dimensions

It's often the case that people need a large amount of storage that can fit the parameters of a small physical space. Conex boxes are an ideal choice when you need to use space efficiently. In terms of length and width, Conex box dimensions are relatively compact, but their interiors provide ample storage  in cubic space. In combination with their security, ease of access, and durability, the amount of space offered by Conex boxes makes them one of the top choices for storage.

Shipping Container Dimensions

Shipping containers come in several sizes. The most commonly used Conex box dimensions are 20-feet and 40-feet. A 20-foot container fits into a standard parking space, making it a very manageable size.  All that's needed to set up a shipping container on your part is flat ground, so if you have level ground the size of a parking space, you have room for a Conex box.

Inside of a Shipping Container

Conex containers are small, but they are very efficient in terms of space. Shipping containers are designed to carry as much cargo as possible over very long distances, while still keeping the cargo protected from the elements. As a result, there is a great amount of cubic storage space inside each Conex box; there are well over 1000 cubic feet in a 20-foot shipping container.

Shipping Containers Have Built-in Features for Stacking and Joining 

Conex containers can be stacked up to 12 units high. For general storage, stacking 12 containers probably isn't a convenient method. However, many people with limited space find that stacking their Conex boxes two or three units high can allow them to get the most out of their storage space. The boxes can be equipped with ladders or stairs for easy access.

Shipping containers can also be joined to one another on a single level. Doing so takes only a minimal amount of space; you won't end up with much dead space between each container.

Modifying Storage

When investing in a normal building or storage space, people tend to buy extra space with the intention of using it later, if needed. With shipping containers, this isn't necessary. New shipping containers can be joined or stacked as needed, meaning there's no need to plan ahead for unknown circumstances.

Thinking about using a modified shipping container for your storage needs?

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