Definition: Sizes of containers

Transport

The main sizes of containers are:

a) 20 Foot ISO container (length of 20 feet and width of 8 feet)

b) 40 Foot ISO container (length of 40 feet and width of 8 feet)

c) ISO container over 20 feet and under 40 feet of length

d) ISO container over 40 foot long

e) Super high cube container (oversize container)

f) Air container (container conforming to standards laid down for air transportation) (Fourth edition of the Transport Glossary). 


The main sizes of containers are:

i) 20 Foot ISO containers (length of 20 feet and width of 8 feet); TEU equivalent 1

ii) 40 Foot ISO container (length of 40 feet and width of 8 feet); TEU equivalent 2

iii) ISO containers over 20 feet and under 40 feet in length; TEU equivalent 1.5

iv) ISO containers over 40 feet long; TEU equivalent 2.25

In addition, containers come in a range of standard heights 8 feet, 8½ feet and 9½ feet (Third edition of the Transport Glossary).

The main sizes of containers are:

a) 20 Foot ISO container (length of 20 feet and width of 8 feet);

b) 40 Foot ISO container (length of 40 feet and width of 8 feet);

c) Super high cube container (Oversize container); and

d) Air container (Container conforming to standards laid down for air transportation) (Second edition of the Transport Glossary).
Source:
International Transport Forum, Eurostat, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), "Illustrated Glossary for Transport Statistics", 4th Edition, Luxembourg 2009
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