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: 28,200 kg
Capacity: 33m3 (1,165 ft3)

This is the smallest of our dry containers. However, it still carries a payload of up to 28.2 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 62,170 lb 28,200 kg
Dimensions 20' x 8' x 8'6" 20' x 8' x 8'6"
Volume 1,165 33 m3
Door openings width 7' 8 1/16" 2,350 mm
Door openings height 7' 5 1/2" 2,274 mm
Internal length 19' 4 1/8" 5,896 mm
Internal, width 7' 8 1/2" 2,350 mm
Internal, height to load line 7' 10 3/16" 2,393 mm
Weight gross 67,200 lb 30,480 kg
Weight tare 5,030 lb 2,180 kg

40' standard - steel

Payload: 28,800 kg
Capacity: 67m3 (2,366 ft3)

This is the most common of our dry containers. 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 63,493 lb 28,800 kg
Dimensions 40' x 8' x 8'6 40' x 8' x 8'6
Volume 2,366 67 m3
Door openings width 7' 8 1/8" 2,340 mm
Door openings height 7' 5 1/2" 2,274 mm
Internal length 39' 5 11/16" 12,032 mm
Internal, width 7' 8 1/2" 2,350 mm
Internal, height to load line 7' 10 3/16" 2,393 mm
Weight gross 71,650 lb 32,500 kg
Weight tare 8,157 lb 3,700 kg

40' high - steel

Payload: 28,620 kg
Capacity: 76m3 (2,684 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 (2684 ft3), while the payload remains the same with a maximum of 28.6 metric tonnes. It measures 40' x 8' x 9.6'.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 58,380 lb 28,620 kg
Dimensions 40' x 8' x 9'6" 40' x 8' x 9'6"
Volume 2,684 76 m3
Door openings width 7' 8 1/8" 2,340 mm
Door openings height 8' 5 7/16" 2,577 mm
Internal length 39' 5 2/3" 12,032 mm
Internal, width 7' 8 1/2" 2,352 mm
Internal, height to load line 7' 3 9/10" 2,679 mm
Weight gross 67,200 lb 30,480 kg
Weight tare 8,820 lb 4,000 kg

45' high - steel

Payload: 27,600 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 60,848 lb 27,600 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 10,803 lb 4,900 kg

45' high - aluminum

Payload: 27,600 kg
Capacity: 85m3 (3,036 ft3)

Our 45' high dry aluminium container comes with a payload of up to 28.6 metric tonnes and has a total capacity of 86 m3 (3071 ft3). It measures 45' x 8' x 9.6'.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 60,848 lb 27,600 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 10,803 lb 4,900 kg