Buy With an additional foot of height for more capacity to store goods and materials, the spacious 40-foot high-cube insulated shipping container provides the most value in temperature-sensitive storage or transportation.


40 FT Long, 8 FT Wide, 8.6 FT High (external dimension) Guaranteed Wind and Watertight
Constructed from High-Quality cor-ten steel Sold in New & Used Condition
Customization work available upon request External colour may vary
Available for Delivery to all countries globally Fitted with a secure padlock lock-box as standard

All American Metals With an additional foot of height for more capacity to store goods and materials, the spacious 40-foot high-cube insulated shipping container provides the most value in temperature-sensitive storage or transportation. All American Metals 40-foot insulated high-cube containers minimize fluctuations in interior temperatures and are ideal for protecting goods such as food, pharmaceuticals, furniture and paper against mold and condensation.

All American Metals offers refrigerated shipping containers, insulated (non-working reefer) containers, and standard containers modified with insulation. It’s important to know the difference when selecting an insulated container solution.

All American Metals offers a wide selection of 40-foot high-cube insulated shipping containers, available for immediate sale and next-business-day delivery.



40-foot high-cube shipping container specifications

Exterior Interior Door Capacity
Length: 40ft. Length: 39ft. 5in. Width: 7ft. 8in. Gross: 68,008 lbs
Width: 8ft. Width: 7ft. 8in. Height: 8ft. 6in. Payload: 58,598 lbs
Height: 9ft. 6in Height: 8ft. 10in.   Tare Weight: 8,598 lbs
  • Airtight
  • Fully insulated on all sides
  • Minimize fluctuations in interior temperatures
  • Low interior humidity
  • Construction with stainless steel and aluminum
  • Weatherproof design
  • Watertight construction
  • Ground-level entry
  • Containers are 30-ton-rated
  • Securely closing cargo doors
  • Requires 120 feet of straight running room for delivery by tilt-bed truck. Alternatively, delivery by flatbed or low-boy (low-bed) trailer or chassis is available but requires a crane or forklift on site


40ft containers are one of the two industry standard sizes, because of this, they are often the most cost-effective option when looking for a used container. 40ft Used Shipping Containers are amongst the cheapest shipping containers you can buy. We always have extensive stocks, available for delivery world wide (or you can collect from our depots). Second-hand 40 foots are one of our most popular product as they offer superb cost per square foot storage and are great for conversion projects.



40ft Used Shipping Containers are manufactured using high quality cor-ten steel, which is designed to stand up to the harsh rigours of sea conditions. We would expect a properly maintained used container to last you in excess of 15 years from the date of purchase from us. Our second-hand shipping containers are typically 10 – 15 years old from date of manufacture, the double doors will be fully operational and the door seals fully intact to prevent any water ingress. Flooring is formed from 27mm hardwood.

Each container is usually picked from the depot on a ‘next from stack’ basis, so the external paint colour of each unit will vary.

If you require your used container for shipping overseas, we can update the details on the CSC plate. Please advise us if this is a requirement when ordering.



WEIGHTS Metric Imperial
Tare Weight 3780 kg 8333.47 lbs
Payload Capacity 26700 kg 58863.42 lbs
Maximum Gross Weight 30480 kg 67196.89 lbs
Cubic Capacity 67.56 m³ 2386.11 ft³

A 40ft container can hold 25 Euro-pallets in one tier or 21 Standard-pallets in one tier

Internal Length 12.03 m 39.46 ft
Internal Width 2.35 m 7.70 ft
Internal Height 2.39 m 7.84 ft
External Length 12.19 m 39.99 ft
External Width 2.43 m 7.97 ft
External Height 2.59 m 8.49 ft
DOOR OPENING Metric Imperial
Door Opening Width 2.34 m 7.67 ft
Door Opening Height 2.38 m 7.80 ft

40ft shipping container dimensions are standardized by ISO for guidance only. Slight variations between manufacturers’ specifications may occur.


To improve the security of a 40ft Used Container we can provide your container with a slimline lockbox. We weld the steel box onto the double doors to create a protective shroud over a padlock making it less tamper-proof. There are also high security padlocks available that partner the lockboxes.

Are the shipping containers new or used?

All American Metals sells both new and used containers. New containers come direct from the factory, as one-trip units, meaning they have only been used to carry freight once. Used containers are available in a range of conditions. All American Metals categorizes containers into four classifications.

What materials make up a shipping container?

New ISO containers are constructed of steel with marine-grade plywood flooring.

What are the most common shipping container uses?

Container uses include weather-tight storage, overseas shipping, portable offices and restrooms, modular buildings, machinery and equipment storage, military command centers, hunting shelters, and much more. For more popular modifications, view our shipping container modifications and customization options.