Used storage containers come in standard sizes including 20′, 40′, 40′ High Cube and 45′ High Cube. We also sell new storage containers with other sizes and configurations starting as short as 10′. See chart with new sizes. Note availability varies.
For many general purposes uses, a container size of 20 feet is popular. The door height is a little over 7.5 feet with a width of about 7 feet 8 inches. If you are transporting heavy duty equipment consider a 20-foot long flat rack container.
There are also 40-foot long general-purpose shipping containers. For transporting products requiring refrigeration there are also 40-foot long refrigerated containers.
If you are considering a used 20′ you should know the price difference between a used 20′ container and a used 40′ or 40′ HC is not that great. This is due to the fact that most freight is shipped in 40′ and 40′ HC cargo containers. Hence supply and demand has led to pricing in some locations where 20′ and 40′ containers are almost the same price. Other considerations include the standard height of 8′ 6″ versus high cube height of 9′ 6″. If you plan to use the container as shed or workshop the extra height of the 9′ 6″ high cube is highly recommended especially if you plan to insulate.