The shipping container 20 HC is the second most requested container to buy after classic storage containers. This type of container is often used to transport goods that are higher than the standard height of a normal storage container. For example, when you need to store large machines, cars or goods placed in larger racking systems.

 External dimensions (m)Internal dimensions (m)Dimensions doors (m)Weight kgCapacity
CONTAINER TYPElengthwideheightlengthwideheightwideheightcontainermaximum load capacitym3
20′ HC6,0582,4382,8965,8982,3522,6982,342,58523502826037,4

The external dimensions of the shipping container 20 HC are: length 6.058m / width 2.438m and height 2.896m. With a permissible deviation of +-5 to 6 mm

Internal dimensions: length 5.898m / width 2.352m / height 2.698m again with a possible deviation of +- 5 to 6mm

Door dimensions: width 2.393m / height 2.585m with a possible deviation of +-5mm

The maximum load for a 20 HC shipping container is: 37.4m3 / the maximum permissible weight including the container is 30,480 kg with a 2% overload tolerance

Dimensions and size of the shipping container 20 HC


The shipping container HC is made of anti-corrosion steel: Corten A and is built from vertical corrugated sheets of steel – the so-called trapezoidal sheet. The wooden floor is made of 28mm thick hardwood plywood. After the floor is finished, all substructures and the floor are coated with an asphalt coating with a minimum dry film thickness of 200 microns.

During the production of each container, the requirements for resistance to temperatures from -30°C to +80°C are specified by the manufacturer without any fundamental damage to the basic structure and water resistance.

Container doors are made of 3.00 mm horizontal pressed corrugated steel sheets for the top and bottom. The middle side of the door is 2.0 mm thick. Shipping container is equipped with two double doors on the rear frame, and each door can rotate approximately 270 degrees. The side walls of the container are made of steel panels with a thickness of 1.6 mm.

Each container has two small plastic ventilation grills located near the top of the container. Each is attached to the top right of each sidewall with three 5.0mm diameter aluminum hinged screws. In addition, they are sealed with sealant to prevent leakage.

All door hardware is hot-dip galvanized to a thickness of approximately 75 microns. And all fasteners, hinges, cam mounts and mounting hardware are electro-galvanized to a thickness of approximately 13 microns.

All steel surfaces including welds are completely blast blasted. Subsequently painted with an epoxy primer. After the primer has dried, the outside of the container is painted again with a second layer of epoxy paint. And finally, a top paint with high strength, e.g. RAL 5010. The inner side of the container is provided with a high strength coating based on epoxy resin hardened with polyamide. The dry film thickness of the topcoat is 40 microns for exterior and interior.