What are ISO Containers? Learn These Three Types!

What are ISO Containers? Learn These Three Types!
November 23, 2022 Tradecorpwebteam
In Shipping Container
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ISO shipping containers are international standardized intermodal containers that are manufactured based on standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).  Accordingly, manufacturers of shipping containers should adhere to the ISO quality control requirements. The ISO requirements ensure that manufactured containers can withstand harsh environments during shipment. Additionally, they should have sturdy structures for secure moving with cranes or other powerful machinery. All the existing container types and designs were licensed in 1956 and are commonly utilized for intermodal transportation by truck, rail, and ship. 

Common sizes 

Here are the sizes and types of ISO containers available in the market:

  • 20 Feet Shipping Containers

A 20 ft shipping container is designed with the dimensions of 20 ft long (6 m), 8 ft wide (2.4 m), and 8.6 ft (2.6 m) tall, allowing this shipping container to transport sufficient amounts of dry goods. This type of shipping container is able to carry items in long-distance shipping, making it a convenient choice for transporting goods. 


  •  40 Feet Shipping Containers

A 40 ft shipping container has a dimension of 40 ft long (12 m), 8 ft wide (2.4 m), and 8.6 ft (2.6 m) tall. This type of shipping container is also durable and strong because it is made of Corten steel. In addition, our containers are equipped with corrugated walls, heavy-duty doors, and secure locking systems so as to reduce the risk of theft and damage to cargo.


  • 40 Feet High Cube Shipping Containers

A 40 ft high cube shipping container for sale is designed with dimensions as follows: 40 ft long (12 m), 8 ft wide (2.4 m), and 9.6 ft (2.9 m) tall. This type of container is mostly used for transporting large quantities of dry items. Additionally, this type of shipping container is easy to modify into the main structure of buildings in prefabricated houses. This container type can also be modified into houses, site offices, and pop-up cafes. 

Despite having different dimensions, they share common advantages like durability, versatility, and cost efficiency. Due to various sizes and versatile advantages, multiple industries have chosen them as an ideal solution for storing and transporting dry commodities.

If your projects require ISO containers, please fill out our quotation form. Our team of experts will contact you and discuss your specifications.

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