PayPal Logo

Refrigerated Container Dimensions

Refrigerated Shipping Containers are available in a variety of different sizes and I have been asked to list the dimensions of them so that readers can get a clear idea of what they need.

Dimensions 20ft Internal 20ft Exterior 40ft Internal 40ft Exterior
Length 5.43m17ft7″ 6.1m20ft 11.58m38ft 12.19m40ft
Width 2.26m7ft5″ 2.44m8ft 2.28m7ft6″ 2.43m8ft
Height 2.27m7ft6″ 2.59m8ft6″ 2.53m8ft4″ 2.89m9ft6″
Cubic Capacity 28cu.m.988cu.ft. 67cu.m.2,366 cu.ft.
Door OpeningWidthHeight 2.29m7ft6″2.26m7ft5″ 2.29m7ft6″2.57m8ft5″
Tare Weight 3,160kg6960lb 4,870kg10,740lb
Max Gross Weight 27,000kg59,520lb 34,000kg74,960lb
Pallet Capacity 8 Standard 4 way 18 Standard 4 Way

POWER SUPPLY: 3 Phase, 415-460 volts. 32 Amp per phase, motor rated supply
POWER CONSUMPTION: 5.5kw @ -18C Frozen, 7.2kw @ +2C Chill
All used Reefer Containers sold in Wind & Watertight condition.

All refrigerated containers vary slightly in their actual dimensions but the above table gives a good general guide to base your calculations on.

Popular models of refrigerated shipping containers include carrier, thermoking, daikin and mitsibushi. Parts for these are readily available in the UK.

CS Shipping Containers, Battisford, Nr. Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 2HQ | Tel: 0800 043 6311 | Fax: 01449 723189 | Email: