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: 28,000 kg
Capacity: 0m3 (0 ft3)

Our special open top containers are available in lengths of 20’ and 40’ and have been designed for over-sized cargo that does not fit into a standard container. They are equipped with removable roof bows and tarpaulin covers, and the cargo can easily be secured with lashing bars and bull rings.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 61,728 lb 28,000 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 7’ 4 11/16” 2,253 mm
Internal length 19’ 5” 5,919 mm
Internal, width 7’ 8 5/16” 2,346 mm
Internal, height to load line 7’ 6” 2,286 mm
Weight gross 67,196 lb 30,480 kg
Weight tare 5,027 lb 2,280 kg

40' open top high cube

Payload: 2,340 kg
Capacity: 0m3 (0 ft3)

Our special open top containers are available in lengths of 20’ and 40’ and have been designed for over-sized cargo that does not fit into a standard container. They are equipped with removable roof bows and tarpaulin covers, and the cargo can easily be secured with lashing bars and bull rings.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 62,610 lb 2,340 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" 2,388 mm
Door openings height 8’ 5 9/12” 2,580 mm
Internal length 40’ 12,192 mm
Internal, width 7’ 8 3/8” 2,348 mm
Internal, height to load line 8’ 8 4/9” 2,653 mm
Weight gross 71,650 lb 30,480 kg
Weight tare 9,040 lb 4,100 kg

40 high Flat rack Collapsible

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

Maersk Line has specific equipment for heavy cargo that requires special attention, or does not fit into a standard container. We provide flat racks in length of 20’ and 40’, with fixed or collapsible end-walls. This equipment is suitable for top or side loading, and ideal for items such as heavy machinery, pipes and boats.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 0 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 38’ 2 ¾” 11,652 mm
Internal, width 7’ 9 7/16” 2,374 mm
Internal, height to load line 7’ 4 29/30” 2,260 mm
Weight gross 115,742 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.