We take special care of your special cargo

At Maersk Line, we recognise that handling special cargo is different from traditional container shipping. 

Special Cargo container specifications

20' open top

Payload: 28,200 kg
Capacity: 0m3 (0 ft3)

This is the smallest of our open top containers. However, with a maximum payload of up to 28.2 metric tonnes. It measures 20' x 8' x 8'6”. Our Open Tops are suitable for any oversized cargo that exceeds the usual height of our regular containers, but still fits within the weight limits.

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 0 0 m3
Door openings width 7'8 1/8" 2,340 mm
Door openings height 0 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' 8 1/2'' 2,348 mm
Weight gross 67,197 lb 30,480 kg
Weight tare 5,027 lb 2,280 kg

40' open top high cube

Payload: 28,600 kg
Capacity: 0m3 (0 ft3)

The 40' Open Top HC is the largest of our Open Tops based on measurements. It measures 40' x 8' x 9'6” and has a maximum payload of up to 28.6 metric tonnes. Our Open Tops are suitable for any oversized cargo that exceeds the usual height of our regular containers, but still fits within the weight limits.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 63,052 lb 28,600 kg
Dimensions 40' x 8' x 9'6" 40' x 8' x 9'6"
Volume 0 0 m3
Door openings width 7'8 1/8" 2,340 mm
Door openings height 0 mm
Internal length 39' 5 3/4'' 12,032 mm
Internal, width 7' 8 5/8'' 2,352 mm
Internal, height to load line 8' 8 1/2'' 2,653 mm
Weight gross 71,650 lb 32,500 kg
Weight tare 8,598 lb 3,900 kg

40' flat rack high cube

Payload: 47,300 kg
Capacity: 0m3 (0 ft3)

This is our Heavy Duty Flat Rack container with collapsible end walls. Designed to carry your extra heavy cargo, this Flat Rack has a massive payload of 47.3 metric tonnes and measures 40' x 8' x 9'6”. All of our Flat Racks are suitable for top or side loading, making them ideal for heavy machinery, pipes and other oversized cargo.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 104,279 lb 47,300 kg
Dimensions 40' x 8' x 9'6" 40' x 8' x 9'6"
Volume 0 0 m3
Door openings width 0 mm
Door openings height 0 mm
Internal length 39' 1/16'' 11,890 mm
Internal, width 7' 9 7/16'' 2,374 mm
Internal, height to load line 7' 5 1/16'' 2,264 mm
Weight gross 115,743 lb 52,500 kg
Weight tare 11,464 lb 5,200 kg
Kindly note dimensions vary with container series – for dimensions of specific unit please contact your nearest Maersk office.