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The 20 foot (20') and 40 foot (40') containers are the most popular when shipping part/full loads via ocean.
The 8.5 feet (8.5') high container is often referred to as standard container.
The demand for a taller ‘high cube’ container is increasing. The popular high cube container has a normal height of 9.5 feet (9.5' or 9' 6").
There are half height containers (4.25' or 4' 3" high) designed for heavy loads such as steel rods and ingots, which absorb the weight limit in half the normal space.
The most widely used type of container is the general purpose (dry cargo) container having a nominal length and height of 20' x 8.5', 40' x 8.5', and 40' x 9.5'. Referring to the Dimensions of General Purpose Containers in the PDF above, the dimensions shown in the table are not fixed, that is, the external and internal dimensions may vary among containers of the same length and height.
The container capacity is the total cubic volume a container can accommodate. The term cube often refers to the cubic measurement of cargo. The capacity (i.e., the internal volume) is determined by multiplying the internal dimensions, that is, the product of internal length, width and height. The capacity may vary slightly among containers of the same length and height.
RATING, TARE MASS AND PAYLOAD OF CONTAINERS
Therefore, Payload = Rating -
However, the exporter may be prohibited to have that much payload in areas where there are legal limitations to the overall load of a vehicle.
A PDF download is available from the link above.