General Info

Sea Freight Container Sizes

 20′ container40′ container40′ high-cube container45′ high-cube container
length19′ 10.5″6.058 m40′ 0″12.192 m40′ 0″12.192 m45′ 0″13.716 m
width8′ 0″2.438 m8′ 0″2.438 m8′ 0″2.438 m8′ 0″2.438 m
height8′ 6″2.591 m8′ 6″2.591 m9′ 6″2.896 m9′ 6″2.896 m
length19′ 3″5.867 m39′ 5″12.032 m39′ 4″12.000 m44′ 4″13.556 m
width7′ 8″2.352 m7′ 8″2.352 m7′ 7″2.311 m7′ 8″2.352 m
height7′ 9″2.385 m7′ 9″2.385 m8′ 9″2.650 m8′ 9″2.698 m
door aperturewidth7′ 8″2.343 m7′ 8″2.343 m7′ 6″2.280 m7′ 8″2.343 m
height7′ 5″2.280 m7′ 5″2.280 m8′ 5″2.560 m8′ 5″2.585 m
internal volume1,169 ft³33.1 m³2,385 ft³67.5 m³2,660 ft³73.5 m³3,040 ft³86.1 m³
gross weight
66,139 lb30,400 kg66,139 lb30,400 kg68,008 lb30,848 kg66,139 lb30,400 kg
empty weight4,850 lb2,200 kg8,380 lb3,800 kg8,598 lb3,900 kg10,580 lb4,800 kg
net load61,289 lb28,200 kg57,759 lb26,200 kg58,598 lb26,580 kg55,559 lb25,600 kg

FOB (Free On Board):

Under FOB terms the seller bears all costs and risks up to the point the goods are loaded on board the vessel. The seller must also arrange for export clearance. On the other hand, the buyer pays cost of marine freight transportation, bill of lading fees, insurance, unloading and transportation cost from the arrival port to destination.

CNF/CIF (Cost And Freight / Cost, Insurance, Freight):

The seller pays for the carriage of the goods up to the named port of destination. Risk transfers to buyer when the goods have been loaded on board the ship in the country of Export. The Shipper is responsible for origin costs including export clearance and freight costs for carriage to named port. If under CIF terms then shipper is also responsible to get insurance. The shipper is not responsible for delivery to the final destination from the port (generally the buyer’s facilities).

EXW (Ex Works):

The seller makes the goods available at their premises, or at another named place. This term places the maximum obligation on the buyer and minimum obligations on the seller. The buyer arranges the collection of the freight from the designated location, and is responsible for clearing the goods through Customs. The buyer is also responsible for completing all the export documentation, although the seller does have an obligation to obtain information and documents at the buyer’s request and cost.

DDP (Delivered Duty Paid):

The opposite of EXW, seller is responsible for delivering the goods to the named place in the country of the buyer, and pays all costs in bringing the goods to the destination including import duties and taxes. The seller is not responsible for unloading. This term places the maximum obligations on the seller and minimum obligations on the buyer. No risk or responsibility is transferred to the buyer until delivery of the goods at the named place of destination.