Shipping Container Sizes

We rent and sell shipping containers for storage in a variety of sizes to meet your needs.

How big is a shipping container?

20 foot shipping containerOur shipping containers come in a variety of sizes, including 8', 10', 20' and 40'.

The most common size shipping containers we rent and sell for storage and moving are our 10' and 20' BigSteelBoxes. However, we may also have special and modified containers available, such as high cubes (extra-tall shipping containers), and storage containers that are heated or insulated.

If you're looking for the sizes and exact internal and external measurements of standard shipping containers, check out the information below:

Specifications Length Width Height
8' Shipping Container Exterior 8' 7' 2.5" 7' 5"
8' Shipping Container Interior 7' 6" 6' 11" 6' 9"
10' Shipping Container Exterior 9' 9.5" 8' 8' 6"
10' Shipping Container Interior 9' 3.5" 7' 8.5" 7' 10"
20' Shipping Container Exterior 19' 10.5" 8' 8' 6"
20' Shipping Container Interior 19' 4" 7' 8.5" 7' 10"
40' Shipping Container Exterior 40' 8' 8' 6"
40' Shipping Container Interior 39' 5.5" 7' 8.5" 7' 10"

We're here to help you find the size BigSteelBox you need.

Moving? If you want to know the size BigSteelBox you'll need for your upcoming move, visit our Moving section.

And, of course, our BigSteelBox Storage Consultants would be happy to help you find the BigSteelBox you need for your moving or storage needs! Call us today at: 1-800-373-1187 or request your free quote online.

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“If I ever needed to have something put into storage again, I would definitely choose BigSteelBox. I had my things in storage for 13 months and never once worried about the safety of my stuff. ”

-Gwen, BigSteelBox Customer