Dry cargo

Dry cargo commodities - be it retail, auto or electronics parts, paper, and much more - are what we ship most of. But our true strength doesn't lie in our global fleet of 630 vessels or millions of containers.

Through almost 90 years in shipping, we have developed the expertise across all industries necessary to help our customers propel their ambitions and reach their business goals.

We connect businesses everywhere in the world with global opportunities. Whether your cargo is complex or straightforward, we work with you to find the best solution for your commodity and your business.

Our containers

20' standard - steel

Payload: 28,300 kg
Capacity: 33m3 (1,165 ft3)

This is the smallest of our dry containers. However, it still carries a payload of up to 28.3 metric tonnes and has a total capacity of 33 m3 (1170 ft3). It measures 20' x 8' x 8.6'.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 62,390 lb 28,300 kg
Dimensions 20' x 8' x 8'6" 20' x 8' x 8'6"
Volume 1,165 33 m3
Door openings width 7' 8 1/8" 2,340 mm
Door openings height 7' 5 3/4" 2,280 mm
Internal length 19' 4 1/4" 5,898 mm
Internal, width 7' 8 5/8" 2,352 mm
Internal, height to load line 7' 5 3/4" 2,393 mm
Weight gross 67,200 lb 30,480 kg
Weight tare 5,030 lb 2,180 kg

40' standard - steel

Payload: 28,860 kg
Capacity: 67m3 (2,390 ft3)

It’s twice as long as the 20' and has a payload of a bit more, being able to carry up to 28.8 metric tonnes. The total capacity of this container is 67 m3 (2366 ft3). It measures 20' x 8' x 8.6'.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 63,625 lb 28,860 kg
Dimensions 40' x 8' x 8'6 40' x 8' x 8'6
Volume 2,390 67 m3
Door openings width 7' 8 1/8" 2,340 mm
Door openings height 7' 5 3/4" 2,280 mm
Internal length 39' 5 11/16" 12,032 mm
Internal, width 7' 8 5/8" 2,352 mm
Internal, height to load line 7' 10 3/16" 2,393 mm
Weight gross 71,650 lb 32,500 kg
Weight tare 8,024 lb 3,640 kg

40' high - steel

Payload: 28,690 kg
Capacity: 76m3 (2,700 ft3)

Our 40' high dry container has the same basic features as the 40' standard except for having a little extra room in the internal height. This provides you with a higher total capacity of 76 m3 (2700 ft3), while the payload remains the same with a maximum of 28.6 metric tonnes. It measures 40' x 8' x 9.6'.364036403640

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 63,250 lb 28,690 kg
Dimensions 40' x 8' x 9'6" 40' x 8' x 9'6"
Volume 2,700 76 m3
Door openings width 7' 8 1/8" 2,340 mm
Door openings height 8'5 3/4" 2,585 mm
Internal length 39' 5 2/3" 12,032 mm
Internal, width 8'10 1/4" 2,698 mm
Internal, height to load line 8' 10 1/4" 2,698 mm
Weight gross 71,650 lb 32,500 kg
Weight tare 8,400 lb 3,810 kg

45' high - steel

Payload: 27,650 kg
Capacity: 85m3 (3,036 ft3)

This is the biggest of our dry steel containers. With added height and length compared to our standard containers it has a total capacity of 85 m3 (3036 ft3). The maximum payload is up to 27.7 metric tonnes and it measures 45' x 8' x 9.6'.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 60,957 lb 27,650 kg
Dimensions 45' x 8' x 9'6" 45' x 8' x 9'6"
Volume 3,036 85 m3
Door openings width 7' 8 1/8" 2,340 mm
Door openings height 8' 5 3/4" 2,585 mm
Internal length 44' 5 11/16" 13,556 mm
Internal, width 7' 8 1/2" 2,352 mm
Internal, height to load line 8' 10 1/8" 2,698 mm
Weight gross 71,650 lb 32,500 kg
Weight tare 10,692 lb 4,850 kg
Kindly note dimensions vary with container series – for dimensions of specific unit please contact your nearest Maersk office.