The Benefits of Using a 40' Container for Shipping Freight
ONTRAK Logistics BLog

The Benefits of Using a 40' Container for Shipping Freight

Oct

,

28

2021

If you’re new to the shipping industry, there are a few different sized containers to choose from, each offering its own unique benefits depending on the size and circumstances of your load.


It’s essential to understand the differences between each size, as this can help you save time and money. The three common sizes are 20’, 40’, and 53’.


In this post, we’ll look closely at the 40’ shipping container, so you can decide if it’s the best match for your transportation needs. Let’s go!

What is a 40’ Shipping Container?


A 40’ metal shipping container is one of the most common ways to ship household goods from one point to another overseas. 


The dimensions in feet are as follows: 39’ 6” long x 7’ 9” wide x 7’ 10” high


For perspective, you can fit the contents (furniture, household goods, etc.) of a two to three-bedroom apartment into a 40’ container.

What Are the Benefits of Shipping With a 40’ Container?


There are several benefits that can help streamline your supply chain costs by using a 40’ container, depending on your load, of course.


1. This is an ideal size for construction, retail, and restaurant businesses to store supplies.

2. You can use a 40’ container to safely store construction tools, valuable materials, or even vehicles.

3. Fully weatherproof, so you can protect your precious cargo from the outside elements.

4. If kept at ground level, entry and exit are easy for loading goods.

5. This is the perfect size for storing in most vacant locations while still having plenty of container space for large-sized loads.

6. Not just for commercial or industrial use- also great for moving and storing personal belongings.

7. The popular choice for building a container home or tiny home.

8. Flexible ways to transport or relocate using trucking services or a crane, forklift, etc.








Recent Posts