Can you imagine that there was a time when shipping containers were only used for one thing – to move cargo from one country to another? Once they reached their final destination, they were simply used for storage or transporting goods via trucks.

Nowadays, shipping containers have many different uses from construction site offices, field clinics and tiny homes to gyms, workshops, shops. When combined, there’s no limit to what you can build with used shipping containers.

Standard Shipping Container Sizes

Shipping containers come in five different sizes. General-purpose shipping container sizes are regulated by ISO (International Organisation of Standardisation). This includes both internal and external dimensions. It also defines door opening measurements. GP storage containers range from ten to forty feet in size. Respectively, the metric conversions are as follows:

  • 10 feet = 2.991m
  • 20 feet = 6.058m
  • 40 feet = 12.192m

All these containers are eight feet (2.438 m) wide. The standard height of a shipping container is 8.5 feet (2.591 m), but the high cube is 9.5 feet (2.896m).

You may think that the standard sizes of these shipping containers conceal their versatility, but that simply isn’t true. When you use more than one container in a conversion project, you can create anything your heart desires.

Essentially, shipping containers are just boxes, so if you’re contemplating a container conversion, you may need help from professional shipping container converters that can think outside the box.

Shipping containers are so popular because of their durability. They are also easy to transport to any location. You can use storage containers for storage or repurpose them to meet your unique needs. For more information about affordable shipping containers for sale, get in touch with Atlantis Containers today.