An intermodal container (also container, freight container, ISO container, shipping container, hi-cube container, box, conex box and sea can) is a standardized reusable steel box used for the safe, efficient and secure storage and movement of materials and products within a global containerized intermodal freight transport system.

"Intermodal" indicates that the container can be moved from one mode of transport to another (from ship, to rail, to truck) without unloading and reloading the contents of the container. Lengths of containers, which each have a unique ISO 6346 reporting mark, vary from 8-foot (2.438 m) to 56-foot (17.07 m) and heights from 8-foot (2.438 m) to 9 feet 6 inches (2.9 m).

There are approximately seventeen million intermodal containers in the world of varying types to suit different cargoes.[1] Aggregate container capacity is often expressed in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) which is a unit of capacity equal to one standard 20 × 8 ft (6.10 × 2.44 m) (length × width) container.

20 feet ISO container main dimensions

Length Width Height Inside length Inside width Inside height Cube inside Door opening Tare weight Payload
mm mm mm mm mm mm cm wmm hmm Kgs Kgs
BOX 6058 2438 2591 5900 2350 2390 33,00 2330 2280 2200
2300
21700
28300
OPEN TOP 6058 2438 2591 5900 2348 2350 32,60 2340 2270 2300 21500
28200
FLAT RACK 6058 2438 2591 5850 2430 2250
2300
3000 21000
27000
REEFER 6058 2438 2591 5900 2350 2390 33,00 2330 2280 2200
2300
21700
28300

40 feet ISO container main dimensions

Length Width Height Inside length Inside width Inside height Cube inside Door opening Tare weight Payload
mm mm mm mm mm mm cm wmm hmm Kgs Kgs
BOX 12192 2438 2591 12030 2340 2390 67,00 2330 2280 3500
3800
26500
26800
BOX HC 12192 2438 2896 12032 2350 2700 76,30 2340 2585 3800 26700
OPEN TOP 12192 2438 2591 12030 2348 2350 66,50 2340 2270 3700 26700
FLAT RACK 12192 2438 2591 12050 2430 1965 6200 30000
39000
REEFER 12192 2438 2591 11557 2275 2235 58,70 2270 2200 4850 25500
27500
REEFER HC 12192 2438 2896 11550 2280 2500 66,50 2285 2475 4100 26300