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Containers Dimension

With a large and comprehensive container fleet ranging from standard dry cargo containers to refrigerated and special containers, you can be assured that you will find the best solution to your cargo transportation needs.

  • Standard Containers

    Also known as reefer containers, they are used to transport cargo that requires protection from heat or cold, temperature control or ventilation.

    Nippon Express's fleet of reefer containers are amongst the most advanced in the industry, including some equipped with modified atmosphere technology and controlled atmosphere technology - all to ensure that your cargo arrives at its destination in optimum condition.

    Please note that in certain exceptional cases, the containers operated by Nippon Express may have specifications that differ from the descriptions above. Also, cargo in container must conform to the dimensional regulations and laws stipulated by the host country, thus payload capacity may be affected. For more information or assistance, please contact your local Nippon Express customer service representative.

    For maximum cargo weight guidelines, please contact your local Nippon Express customer service representative as these are container weight capacity and might exceed local State/Country legal cargo weight limits.

    For cargo weight guidelines in International Intermodal Containers for Transport on USA Highway System please visit OCEMA's website here.

    • 20" Standard Steel Container

      20' standard steel containers are closed weather-tight containers that are suitable for any general cargo. 20' standard steel containers operated by Nippon Express have a payload capacity of up to 28,160 kg, close to the payload capacity of most 40' standard steel containers. This makes 20' standard steel containers especially suitable for high-density, heavyweight cargo.

      In addition, 11 or more Nippon Express standard garment hanger bars* can be installed on most Nippon Express-owned 20' containers. Forklift pockets* are also available on almost all 20' containers.

      Description Metric U.S.
      Cubic Capacity 33.200 cubic meters 1,170 cubic feet
      Payload (Weight) 21,850 kg - 28,160 kg 48,171 lb - 62,082 lb
      Tare Weight 2,150 kg - 2,220 kg 4,740 lb - 4,894 lb
      Max Gross Weight 24,000 kg - 30,480 kg 52,911 lb - 67,197 lb
      Internal Length 5.898 m 19'4"
      Internal Width 2.352 m 7'9"
      Internal Height 2.392 m 7'10"
      External Length 6.058 m 19'10 1/2"
      External Width 2.438 m 8'0"
      External Height 2.591 m 8'6"
      Door Opening Width 2.340 m 7'8"
      Door Opening Height 2.280 m 7'6"
      Lashing Rings Five on each top and bottom rails, capacity 2,000 kg;
      Three on each corner post, capacity 1,500 kg
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    • 40" Standard Steel Container

      40' standard steel containers are closed weather-tight containers that can be used to transport any general cargo. Most of Nippon Express's 40' containers have a payload capacity of 28,760 kg with a gross weight of 32,500 kg. This exceeds the payload capacity of 26,760 kg (gross weight of 30,480 kg) required by ISO standards. Almost all 40' containers have a recess at the bottom called the gooseneck tunnel*. 22 or more Nippon Express standard garment hanger bars* can be installed on most Nippon Express-owned 40' containers.

       

      Description Metric U.S.
      Cubic Capacity 67.700 cubic meters 2,391 cubic feet
      Payload (Weight) 26,760 kg - 28,760 kg 58,996 lb - 63,405 lb
      Tare Weight 3,720 kg - 3,740 kg 8,201 lb - 8,245 lb
      Max Gross Weight 30,480 kg - 32,500 kg 67,197 lb - 71,650 lb
      Internal Length 12.032 m 39'6"
      Internal Width 2.352 m 7'9"
      Internal Height 2.392 m 7'10"
      External Length 12.192 m 40'0"
      External Width 2.438 m 8'0"
      External Height 2.591 m 8'6"
      Door Opening Width 2.340 m 7'8"
      Door Opening Height 2.280 m 7'6"
      Lashing Rings Ten on each top and bottom rails, capacity 2,000 kg;
      Three on each corner post, capacity 1,500 kg
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    • 40" High Cube Steel Container

      40' high cube containers are suitable for all general cargo transportation. They are almost identical to the 40' standard containers, except that they have more cubic capacity as they are one foot taller. Thus, 40' high cube containers are especially suitable for voluminous cargo. The ISO standard payload capacity is 26,760 kg with a gross weight of 30,480 kg

      Most of Nippon Express's 40' high cube containers have a payload capacity of 28,550 kg with a gross weight of 32,500 kg, which surpasses the ISO requirement. Almost all 40' containers have a recess at the bottom called the gooseneck tunnel*. 22 or more Nippon Express standard garment hanger bars* can be installed on most Nippon Express-owned 40' high cube containers.

      Description Metric U.S.
      Cubic Capacity 76.400 cubic meters 2,700 cubic feet
      Payload (Weight) 26,750 kg - 28,550 kg 58,974 lb - 62,942 lb
      Tare Weight 3,730 kg - 3,950 kg 8,223 lb - 8,708 lb
      Max Gross Weight 30,480 kg - 32,500 kg 67,197 lb - 71,650 lb
      Internal Length 12.033 m 39'6"
      Internal Width 2.352 m 7'9"
      Internal Height 2.698 m 8'10"
      External Length 12.192 m 40'0"
      External Width 2.438 m 8'0"
      External Height 2.896 m 9'6"
      Door Opening Width 2.340 m 7'8"
      Door Opening Height 2.585 m 8'6"
      Lashing Rings Ten on each top and bottom rails, capacity 2,000 kg;
      Three on each corner post, capacity 1,500 kg
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    • 45" High Cube Steel Container

      Being 9'6" tall (high cube) and 45' long, 45' high cube containers have a capacity of 86.5 cubic meters, 18.8 cubic meters more than the standard 40' container. They are especially suitable for voluminous lightweight cargo. Almost all 45' containers have a recess at the bottom called the gooseneck tunnel*. 24 or more Nippon Express standard garment hanger bars* can be installed on most Nippon Express-owned 40' high cube containers.

      Description Metric U.S.
      Cubic Capacity 86.500 cubic meters 3,055 cubic feet
      Payload (Weight) 28,280 kg 62,350 lb
      Tare Weight 4,740 kg 10,450 lb
      Max Gross Weight 33,020 kg 72,800 lb
      Internal Length 13.556 m 44'6"
      Internal Width 2.352 m 7'9"
      Internal Height 2.701 m 8'10"
      External Length 13.716 m 45'0"
      External Width 2.438 m 8'0"
      External Height 2.896 m 9'6"
      Door Opening Width 2.340 m 7'8"
      Door Opening Height 2.588 m 8'6"
      Lashing Rings Twelve on each top and bottom rails, capacity 2,000 kg;
      Three on each corner post, capacity 1,500 kg
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    • 48" High Cube Steel Container

      The 48' high cube container has a capacity of 98.8 cubic meters and is suitable for voluminous light weight cargo. The containers are mostly confined to usage in North America for land transportation. However, Nippon Express is the only ocean carrier to offer 48' containers for international shipments. Currently these containers are offered for services from Chiwan, South China to all destinations in the U.S. This is accomplished via Nippon Express extensive intermodal network.

      Description Metric U.S.
      Cubic Capacity 98.800 cubic meters 3,489 cubic feet
      Payload (Weight) 25,340 kg 56,350 lb
      Tare Weight 5,140 kg 10,865 lb
      Max Gross Weight 30,480 kg 67,197 lb
      Internal Length 14.470 m 47'6"
      Internal Width 2.505 m 8'3"
      Internal Height 2.726 m 8'11"
      External Length 14.630 m 48'0"
      External Width 2.591 m 8'6"
      External Height 2.908 m 9'6 1/2"
      Door Opening Width 2.493 m 8'2"
      Door Opening Height 2.691 m 8'10"
      Lashing Rings Twelve on each top and bottom rails, capacity 2,000 kg;
      Three on each corner post, capacity 1,500 kg
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  • Special Containers

    These containers are designed to enable you to select the best fit solution for your special needs.

    Please note that in certain exceptional cases, the containers operated by Nippon Express may have specifications that differ from the descriptions above. Also, cargo in container must conform to the dimensional regulations and laws stipulated by the host country, thus payload capacity may be affected. For more information or assistance, please contact your local Nippon Express customer service representative.

    For maximum cargo weight guidelines, please contact your local Nippon Express customer service representative as these are container weight capacity and might exceed local State/Country legal cargo weight limits.

    For cargo weight guidelines in International Intermodal Containers for Transport on USA Highway System please visit OCEMA's website here.

    • 20" and 40" Open Top Container

      Open top containers are especially suitable for transporting overheight cargo, i.e. cargo taller than 2.54m (8'5"). They are available in two sizes: 20' and 40'. Cargo can be loaded by crane from the top-side. Overheight cargo can also be loaded from the door-side since the door header can be swung open.

      Numerous lashing rings are available on the four corner posts, top-side rails and bottom-side rails for securing the cargo. If the cargo needs to be protected from rain, tarpaulin sheets can be provided to cover the top of the container. Forklift pockets* are available on many 20' open top containers. Gooseneck tunnels* are available on most 40' open top containers.

      Commodities commonly shipped in the open top container include machinery, industrial boilers, tractors, steel pipes, steel bars and cables.

      20' Open Top Container

      Description Metric U.S.
      Cubic Capacity 33.200 cubic meters 1,130 cubic feet
      Payload (Weight) 28,230 kg 62,240 lb
      Tare Weight 2,250 kg 4,960 lb
      Max Gross Weight 30,480 kg 67,200 lb
      Internal Length 5.900 m 19'4"
      Internal Width 2.350 m 7'8"
      Internal Height 2.310 m 7'7"
      Door Opening Width 2.340 m 7'8"
      Door Opening Height 2.260 m 7'5"
      Roof Opening Length 5.500 m 18'1"
      Roof Opening Width 2.220 m 7'3"

      40' Open Top Container

      Description Metric U.S.
      Cubic Capacity 65.5 cubic meters 2,306 cubic feet
      Payload (Weight) 26,580 kg 58,602 lb
      Tare Weight 3,900 kg 8,598 lb
      Max Gross Weight 30,480 kg 67,200 lb
      Internal Length 12.040 m 39'6"
      Internal Width 2.350 m 7'8"
      Internal Height 2.310 m 7'7"
      Door Opening Width 2.340 m 7'8"
      Door Opening Height 2.260 m 7'5"
      Roof Opening Length 11.600 m 38'1"
      Roof Opening Width 2.140 m 7'0"
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    • 20" and 40" Collapsible Flat Rack Container

      Although flat rack containers are primarily meant for overwidth (width greater than 2.35m or 7'8") and heavyweight cargo, both overwidth and overheight cargo can be loaded on flat rack containers due to its open construction. The specially reinforced bottom construction can sustain the high pressure of heavyweight cargo. Numerous high load capacity lashing rings are installed on the corner posts, top-side rails and bottom-side rails for lashing and bracing of the cargo.

      Commodities commonly shipped in the flat rack container include machinery, industrial boilers, tractors, parts packed in cases, steel tubes, steel pipes, steel bars and cables.

      20' Collapsible Flat Rack Container

      Description Metric U.S.
      Payload (Weight) 31,260 kg 68,917 lb
      Tare Weight 2,740 kg 6,041 lb
      Max Gross Weight 34,000 kg 74,957 lb
      Internal Length 6.040 m 19'10"
      Internal Width 2.230 m 7'4"
      Internal Height 2.230 m 7'4"
      External Length 6.058 m 19'11"
      External Width 2.438 m 8'0"
      External Height 2.591 m 8'6"

      40' Collapsible Flat Rack Container

      Description Metric U.S.
      Payload (Weight) 31,260 - 40,050 kg 68,920- 88,300 lb
      Tare Weight 2,600 - 2,820 kg 5,732- 6,217 lb
      Max Gross Weight 30,000 - 45,000 kg 66,140- 99,210 lb
      Internal Length 12.054 m 39'7"
      Internal Width 2.230 m 7'4"
      Internal Height 1.955 m 6'5"
      External Length 12.192 m 40'0"
      External Width 2.438 m 8'0"
      External Height 2.591 m 8'6"
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  • REFRIGERATED CONTAINERS

    Also known as reefer containers, they are used to transport cargo that requires protection from heat or cold, temperature control or ventilation.

    Nippon Express's fleet of reefer containers are amongst the most advanced in the industry, including some equipped with modified atmosphere technology and controlled atmosphere technology - all to ensure that your cargo arrives at its destination in optimum condition.

    Please note that in certain exceptional cases, the containers operated by Nippon Express may have specifications that differ from the descriptions above. Also, cargo in container must conform to the dimensional regulations and laws stipulated by the host country, thus payload capacity may be affected. For more information or assistance, please contact your local Nippon Express customer service representative.

    For maximum cargo weight guidelines, please contact your local Nippon Express customer service representative as these are container weight capacity and might exceed local State/Country legal cargo weight limits.

    For cargo weight guidelines in International Intermodal Containers for Transport on USA Highway System please visit OCEMA's website here.

    • 20" Muffler Grade Stainless Steel Reefer

      Nippon Express's 20' muffler grade stainless steel reefer containers are suitable for high density, heavyweight cargo and are equipped with forklift pockets* for handling of empty containers by forklift trucks.

      Description Metric U.S.
      Cubic Capacity 28.300 cubic meters 999 cubic feet
      Payload (Weight) 27,450 kg 60,517 lb
      Tare Weight 3,030 kg 6,680 lb
      Max Gross Weight 30,480 kg 67,197 lb
      Internal Length 5.446 m 17'10"
      Internal Width 2.294 m 7'6"
      Internal Height 2.263 m 7'5"
      External Length 6.058 m 19'11"
      External Width 2.438 m 8'0"
      External Height 2.591 m 8'6"
      Door Opening Width 2.290 m 7'6"
      Door Opening Height 2.260 m 7'5"
      Cooling Unit 8,820 kcal/h at 35F  
      Controlled Atmosphere Yes  
      Modified Atmosphere Yes  
      Dehumidification Yes  
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    • 40" High Cube Muffler Grade Stainless Steel Reefer

      Nippon Express's 40' muffler grade stainless steel reefer containers are equipped with the gooseneck tunnel* to center the container on the gooseneck chassis for more secured land transportation. They are especially suitable for voluminous lightweight cargo.

      Description Metric U.S.
      Cubic Capacity 67.700 cubic meters 2,391 cubic feet
      Payload (Weight) 29,190 kg 64,353 lb
      Tare Weight 4,810 kg 10,604 lb
      Max Gross Weight 34,000 kg 74,957 lb
      Internal Length 11.583 m 38'0"
      Internal Width 2.294 m 7'6"
      Internal Height 2.548 m 8'4"
      External Length 12,192 m 40'0"
      External Width 2.438 m 8'0"
      External Height 2.896 m 9'6"
      Door Opening Width 2.290 m 7'6"
      Door Opening Height 2.572 m 8'5"
      Cooling Unit 8,820 kcal/h at 35F  
      Controlled Atmosphere Yes  
      Modified Atmosphere Yes  
      Dehumidification Yes  
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    • 40" High Cube Aluminum Reefer

      Nippon Express's aluminum reefer containers provide high payload for customers. These 40' refrigerated containers are equipped with the gooseneck tunnel* to center the container on the gooseneck chassis for more secured land transportation. They are especially suitable for voluminous lightweight cargo.

      20' Collapsible Flat Rack Container

       

      Description Metric U.S.
      Cubic Capacity 67.500 cubic meters 2,384 cubic feet
      Payload (Weight) 28,760 kg 63,405 lb
      Tare Weight 4,260 kg 9,392 lb
      Max Gross Weight 33,020 kg 72,797 lb
      Internal Length 11.583 m 38'0"
      Internal Width 2.294 m 7'6"
      Internal Height 2.548 m 8'4"
      External Length 12.192 m 40'0"
      External Width 2.438 m 8'0"
      External Height 2.896 m 9'6"
      Door Opening Width 2.290 m 7'6"
      Door Opening Height 2.500 m 8'3"
      Cooling Unit 8,820 kcal/h at 35F  
      Controlled Atmosphere Yes  
      Modified Atmosphere Yes  
      Dehumidification Yes  
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