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If figuring out what size or type of shipping container to purchase has you stumped, don’t fret. The following basic tips can help you home in on the modifiable shipping container that best meets your industrial, construction, storage, mobile office, or living space needs.
Unless you have an unusual application,* a standard 20-foot or 40-foot shipping container will probably work for you. Curious about how tall, long, or wide a 20-foot or 40-foot shipping container is? Check out the dimensions for the two most common shipping container sizes below (and click the links for more details):
Exterior: 20' (L) x 8' (W) x 8.6" (H)
Interior: 19' 4"' (L) x 7' 6" (W) x 7' 9" (H)
Square footage: Approx. 150 sq ft
Cubic footage: Approx. 1200 cu ft
Exterior: 40' (L) x 8' (W) x 8.6" (H)
Interior: 39'5" (L) x 7'8" (W) x 7'9" (H)
Square footage: Approx. 300 sq ft
Cubic footage: Approx. 2400 cu ft
* If you DO have an unusual modified shipping container application, contact us as there are many other sizes available or we can even create a container in any size for you. We simplify the process for you.
ISO container, Connex container, seacan … the container industry uses a wide variety of terms to describe shipping containers. Common and interchangeable container terms include:
For more container insight, visit our Shipping Container Basics page.
Shipping containers were designed to serve a variety of needs. So it’s important to find out the original, intended use of the shipping container you’re considering, where it’s been, and if it is suitable for your application.
We’ve included the most common shipping container types below and also explain how these terms apply to the containers Falcon modifies.
We Can Fill In the Blanks for You
If you’re ready to weigh your options, start by checking out our Modified Shipping Container Products page to review our standard products by category (Storage, Workspace, Living Space, Industrial, and Custom).
Then, feel free to reach out to us for insight or a quote. We would be happy to answer any questions you have regarding your shipping container application. To speak with one of our friendly Falcon representatives, give us a call at 877-704-0177 today.
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