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If you’re thinking about hiring or purchasing a shipping container to store or transport goods or materials, you may be wondering how much you can fit inside a container.

Read on to learn more about how much you can fit inside a sea container.

Shipping containers are probably the most common way to safely and securely transport cargo around the world. If you’re thinking of hiring or buying a sea container in Perth, True Blue Containers can help. 

What size container should I use?

The size of the container you choose will depend on the cargo you want to ship. Most standard containers are available in lengths of 40, 20, and 10 feet, with a standard width of 8 feet. However, dimensions can differ depending on what needs to be shipped and on the safety regulations required to store hazardous materials. 

This post will focus on the most commonly requested container size, the 20-foot sea container.

What is the approximate volume of a 20-foot shipping container?

It’s generally accepted that the contents of a one or two-bedroom apartment will fit into a 20-foot container. If you use bubble wrap and moving boxes, you are more likely to pack all your belongings into a container.

If you’re unsure about its capacity, a 20-foot container can hold:

  • 200 full-sized mattresses
  • Around 48,000 bananas
  • 50-60 refrigerators
  • 400 flat-screen TVs
  • 9600 bottles of wine
  • 4000 shoeboxes

How to pack furniture into a 20-foot container

Loading a container can be time-consuming and challenging. To help you, follow these simple tips:

  • Dismantle anything that you can pack in boxes
  • Use bubble wrap to protect your items
  • Stack boxes where possible (placing heavier items on the bottom)

What about shipping a vehicle in a 20-foot container?

Most cars will fit inside a 20-foot container, leaving a small amount of space for other cargo. Each country has its regulations regarding car imports, so make sure you read up on what you can and can’t do before organising to have your vehicle shipped. 

How much does it cost to ship a 20-foot sea container?

Like most things, the cost of shipping a 20-foot container varies depending on several factors. Talk to one of our team members for some general advice. 

Why choose True Blue Containers for your shipping container in Perth?

Here at True Blue Containers in Perth, we are passionate shipping container providers who offer top-quality storage solutions for commercial, consumer, and heavy industry requirements. 

Whatever the size, need, and modification you have in mind for your shipping container, our Perth-based experts can help fulfill your storage specifications. We offer a range of modified shipping containers for hire or sale.

Give us a call or leave us a message and let our True Blue Containers team take care of your sea container needs!

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