At Cargo Experts, we specialize in international container shipping.  We offer a range of shipping container sizes to fit all of your international cargo.  Whether you need cargo shipping containers with enough space to fit a vehicle, or you need additional space to ship household goods, we offer a wide variety of cargo shipping containers to meet your needs. 

Shipping container sizes include:

  • 20 Foot Dry Box - Cargo Shipping Containers
  • 40 Foot Dry Box - Standard
  • 40 Foot Dry Box - High Cube

Need help deciding what shipping container sizes you need?  The best way to figure out which cargo shipping containers you need is to complete our free online freight estimate.

20 ft cargo shipping containers hold about 850 to 1,050 cubic feet, and are usually big enough to fit a 1 to 2 bedroom household, or one vehicle with a few small household goods.

40 ft cargo shipping containers
hold about 1,850 to 2,200 cubic feet, and are typically  appropriate for moving a 3 to 5 bedroom household, or 1 vehicle and a 2 bedroom household.

Shipping temperature sensitive international cargo that requires refrigeration? 

Not a problem! You can opt for refrigerated cargo shipping containers to transport all of your temperature sensitive items.

Seeking a reliable auto shipper? Need a cargo container for a vehicle?

We’re an experienced and dependable auto shipper with years of experience successfully shipping a wide range of international cargo including vehicles and equipment overseas.

Feel free to give us a toll free call today at 1-866-994-7822 to find out more about our selection of shipping container sizes and cargo shipping containers to fit a variety of international cargo including oversize items, perishables, and machinery.  Check out the charts below for specific information about shipping container sizes for all of your international cargo.

Shipping Container Sizes
20 Foot Dry Box

Maximum Payload: 39,600 lbs
Cubic Capacity: 1,170 Cubic Feet
Measures Inside Door Opening
Length 19’4″ -
Width 92.5″ 92.0”
Height 94.0″ 89.2″

40 Foot Dry Box - Standard

Maximum Payload: 59,000 lbs
Cubic Capacity: 2,348 Cubic Feet
Measures Inside Door Opening
Length 39’5″ -
Width 92.0″ 91.5”
Height 93.0″ 89.0″

40 Foot Dry Box - High Cube

Maximum Payload: 57,120 lbs
Cubic Capacity: 2,680 Cubic Feet
Measures Inside Door Opening
Length 39’5″ -
Width 92.6″ 92.0”
Height 105.0″ 101.0″
- Dimensions and maximum payloads will vary slightly depending on manufacturer and construction style of cargo container.
- Maximum payload refers to the unit’s capability and does not reflect local limitations, such as road and/or rail weight limits and port lifting.


Bill of Lading - A document issued by a carrier to a shipper, issued to recognize the receipt of a cargo shipment for delivery
Bulkhead - A sturdy barrier, typically made with cardboard or boards, and designed to extend across the interior of the shipping container
CBF - Cubic Feet
CBM - Cubic Meter
CBM to CBF - Multiply by 35.314667
CBF to CBM - Multiply by 0.028317
Consolidation - The grouping together of smaller consignments of goods into a large consignment for carriage as a bigger unit in order to obtain a reduced rate
Customs - The government agency that collects duties imposed by law on imported and exported items
Customs Broker - A person that is licensed to engage in clearing items through customs
Customs Clearance - A formal inspection of shipping documents and cargo contents, typically conducted by port authorities, and required before entrance into a country
Declared Value Inventory - A list of all of the items that you want to insure, with the replacement value for each item
Density - The weight of the cargo, often per cubic foot
Destination - The location where the cargo shipment ends its journey
Door to Door - From location at origin to location at final destination
Duty - A government tax on goods
Export - Shipment of goods to a foreign country
ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival
ETD - Estimated Time of Departure
FCL - Full Container Load
FMC - Federal Maritime Commission, the United States regulatory agency responsible for maritime affairs
Freight Forwarder - An agent that assists in exporting international shipments, and understands import and export rules and regulations, and shipping methods and documentation
LCL - Less Container Load
NVOCC - Non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier, a shipment consolidator who does not own a shipping vessel, but works as a “carrier” by taking responsibility for cargo shipments, and issuing bills of lading
Ro/Ro - An abbreviation for Roll On / Roll Off which is a shipping service method for cars and other wheeled vehicles by using a vessel with ramps which enables loading and unloading without cranes
Shipping Container - A steel container that is the body of a truck trailer, and is detached from the chassis for loading onto a shipping vessel or train
THC - Terminal Handling Charges