20ft and 40ft containers are the standard container sizes used when shipping items across the world, and 40 ft containers are used just as regularly as their smaller counterparts. When shipping, 40ft options can hold around 30 tons, which is a fair amount. Because these containers take up more space, and can take heavier items, they tend to be used to move heavy equipment and they also fit the contents of a 3 bedroom house. Alternatively, you could fit in your car and the contents of a 1 – 2 bedroom apartment. It is one of the best options to reduce your shipping rates when moving long distances.
To get a good idea of what you can fit into a 40ft container, you need to take the dimensions of the container as well as the items you want to put inside. This prevents a lot of unwanted mistakes when working with the container and it also helps you save time.
There are different variations of the 40ft containers which are available. There is the 40ft high-cube container which is much taller than the regular 40ft container. It is usually used for shipping items that have a lot of height.
There is also the 40ft open top containers which have an open roof. These types of containers are used mainly to carry extra-tall items that can’t fit into the regular or high-cube variations of the 40ft containers. You do need to be careful if your items are not weather-proof.
These containers, like others, are durable and can last a long time without needing a lot of maintenance. They are also multi-functional, meaning they can be used for a variety of things including storage, shipping, additional work space or converting into a liveable space.
There are some really interesting uses for 40ft containers, particularly once they have been through a variety of processes and modifications including swimming pools, offices, restaurants, bars, garages and so much more. This multi-functional ability makes 40ft containers much more useful and in-demand than 20ft containers.
If you’d like to find out more about how a 40ft container can help you with your storage and shipping requirements, or even your next project, contact Shipping Containers Sydney.