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30.07.2017 - Posted by Updated On 30.07.2017    

Standard overseas shipping containers come in 20' and 40' lengths, however sometimes projects may call for a larger unit. There are overseas shipping containers that are 45' in length, and 9'6" tall (high cubes) and domestic shipping containers that are 53' long and also 9'6" tall, but they are more difficult to find due to not being as heavily used.

45' Shipping Containers

45' shipping containers are overseas shipping containers are somewhat limited in their use as most ports are geared to handle 20' shipping containers and 40' shipping containers, so moving a 45' container takes special handling equipment. 45' containers are always high cubes, 9'6" tall and 8' wide. Typically, they are used to move large bulky items like furniture.

45' shipping containers can be found for sale in a few major US cities, but will most likely be used and in cargo worthy condition.

53' Shipping Containers

53' shipping containers are only used for domestic shipping and can be seen on trucks and trains moving across North America. Containers this size are used to transport all types of products around and across the United States from one distribution center to the next. Similar to 20', 40', and 45' containers they can be loaded from chassis to train car without being unloaded. 53' shipping container

53' shipping containers may be found for sale in the United States, however ContainerAuction.com rarely has them listed because the marketplace works mainly with overseas shipping lines.

ContainerAuction.com is an online marketplace for new and used shipping containers of all standard, ISO, sizes. If you have a question about a specific container feel free to contact the seller directly through the listing page, or if you have a general question about containers you're welcome to contact ContainerAuction.com directly.



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