Grading System & Measurements

When buying a container, we use the industry standard grading system so you know exactly what you’ll be getting and can buy with confidence.

  • IICL – Institute of International Container Lessors – an organisation which groups the largest container and chassis leasing companies worldwide. The IICL sets repair standards, by which all repairs are carried out, for its members when containers are off hired. IICL is the strictest criterion out there for used containers.
  • CW – Cargo Worthy– Criterion under which a used shipping container is deemed suitable for the transport of cargo under TIR / UIC / CSC, and meets all the standards laid out in its original specification.  The Cargo Worthy standard generally implies that the container has a valid CSC.  Cargo worthiness can be certified by a third party container surveyor pursuant to a physical inspection of the used shipping container.
  • WWT – Wind & Water Tight  – a criterion under which containers are literally “wind and water tight”. In short, if you close yourself inside the container, you should not see any light coming through the panels or roof. It should be noted that this criterion however makes no reference to the quality of the understructure. A WWT container should therefore not be considered safe for the transport of cargo; unless it is explicitly confirmed it meets the CSC. WWT is commonly used to describe and qualify used storage containers.
  • AS IS — the lowest grade. Not wind and water tight.
Storage Container Measurements
Ratings

3 m Standard

6 m Standard

6 m High Cube

12m Standard

12m High Cube

Available

New / Used

New / Used

New

New / Used

New / Used

External Dimensions
Length

2,991 mm

6,058 mm

6,058 mm

12,192 mm

12, 192 mm

Width

2,438 mm

2,438 mm

2,438 mm

2,438 mm

2,438 mm

Height

2,591 mm

2,591 mm

2,896 mm

2 591 mm

2 896 mm

Internal Dimensions
Length

2,840 mm

5,900 mm

5,900 mm

12,025 mm

12,025 mm

Width

2,348 mm

2,348 mm

2,348 mm

2,348 mm

2,348 mm

Height

2,385 mm

2,385 mm

2,690 mm

2 385 mm

2 690 mm

Door Opening
Width

2,340 mm

2,340 mm

2,340 mm

2,340 mm

2,340 mm

Height

2,275 mm

2 275 mm

2,578 mm

2,275 mm

2 578 mm

Cube
Cube Capacity

15.90 m3

33.04 m3

37.30 m3

67.34 m3

75.95 rn3

Maximum Gross Weight

10,160 kg

30,480 kg

30,480 kg

32,500 kg

32,500 kg

Tare Weight

1 ,300 kg

2,200 kg

2,360 kg

3,700 kg

3,890 kg

Payload

8.860 kg

28,280 kg

28,120 kg

28,800 kg

28,610 kg

Dry Container Measurements
Ratings 20′ Standard Reefers 40′ High Cube Reefers
Maximum Gross Weight 30,480 kg (67,200 lb.) 35,000 kg (77,160 lb.)
Tare Weights:
Including reefer unit may differ depending equipment type 2,930 kg (13,632 lb.) 4,180 kg (9,220 lb.)
Max. Payloads:
May differ depending equipment type 27,350 kg (60,296 lb.) 30,290 kg (66,780 lb.)
External Dimensions
Length 6,058 mm (19′-10 1/2") 12,192 mm (40′-0")
Width 2,438 mm (8′-0") 2,438 mm (8′-0")
Height 2,591 mm (8′-6 0/10") 2,896 mm (9′-6 0/10")
Internal Dimensions
Length 5,456 mm (17′-10 13/16") 11,590 mm (38′-0 5/16")
Width 2,290 mm (7′-6 3/16") 2,290 mm (7′-6 3/16")
Height 2,276 mm (7′-5 11/16") 2,557 mm (8′-4 11/16")
Door Opening
Width 2,290 mm (7′-6 3/16") 2,290 mm (7′-6 3/16")
Height 2,264 mm (7′-5 1/8") 2,569 mm (8′-5 3/16")
Cargo Access Height 2,224 mm (7′-3 9/16") 2,506 mm (8′-2 11/16")
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