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The Most Common Sea Container Sizes

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So, you’re thinking about hiring or buying a sea container – but what size is right for you? There are a few things to consider before committing to spending your money, so read on to learn more about the types of shipping containers available in Perth.


Kinds of sea containers

There are two main types of shipping containers:


Standard shipping containers: most standard containers are available in lengths of 40, 20, and 10 feet, with a standard width of 8 feet. However, dimensions can differ, especially when using a shipping container to store obscurely designed specialist equipment. Dimensions also depend on the safety regulations required for the storage of hazardous materials.


High Cube shipping containers: these come in heights of 2-9m, depending on your needs. 


At True Blue Containers, we offer several choices when it comes to new, used, and for-hire shipping containers, including, but not limited to:


  • 8′ mini cube sea containers: just 2.4m by 2.2m, these 8’ mini cube containers are less than half the size of a standard shipping container. They easily fit in small spaces and are equipped with top and bottom sidewall vents. They also feature an internal emergency safety door release.
  • 10′, 20′ and 40′ foot containers: sized according to your needs
  • General purpose shipping containers: suitable for a variety of uses
  • High cube containers: an extra foot taller than regular sea containers, high cubes offer an additional 172 square cubic feet of storage
  • Side door containers: the side doors fold out while in use and close for transport and secure storage.
  • Open top containers: capable of being loaded from above, they can carry oversize cargoes easily. Available as 20’ (standard) or 40’ and can be supplied with tarpaulin covers to ensure safe, secure arrival of freight
  • Flat rack containers: generally used for oversize freight or challenging to handle cargo. Available in 20’ and 40’ lengths.
  • Refrigerated containers: these provide storage and transport for perishable goods.
  • Dangerous goods storage shipping containers (compliant to AS1940-2004):these custom-built containers maximise safety and contain hazardous materials.


Which size is right for you?

Now you know a little more about the sizes of sea containers available, you can decide which size is right for you. Of course, this depends on what you need to store, transport, or access on-site.


Why choose True Blue Containers?

True Blue Containers works with various commercial and domestic clients to deliver the right solutions for their logistics and budget, whether it’s a purchase, hire, conversion or storage.


We offer a flexible container sales service in Perth, backed by a supplier network, and will provide the right container for your situation. We work throughout Perth, regional WA, and nationally with heavy industry, requiring multiple, bulk orders and individuals looking for affordable personal storage or self-pack removals for interstate or overseas moves.


Contact us today for information regarding our different sized sea containers in Perth.

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