40ft Standard or High Cube

Published on 14 June 2024

Everything You Need to Know About the 40ft High Cube Container

At K-tainer, we are happy to help you choose the right container for your transport and storage needs. The 40ft high cube container is a popular choice due to its extra height and large load capacity. Below you will find the most important information.

What is a 40ft High Cube Container?

The 40ft high cube container (40HQ) is an extra tall variant of the standard 40ft container. It offers more space thanks to its extra height of 9 feet 6 inches (2.89 meters) compared to the standard 8 feet 6 inches (2.59 meters).

Dimensions and Capacity

- External Dimensions:
  - Length: 40 feet (12.19 meters)
  - Width: 8 feet (2.44 meters)
  - Height: 9 feet 6 inches (2.89 meters)

- Internal Dimensions:
  - Length: 39 feet 5 45/64 inches (12.02 meters)
  - Width: 7 feet 8 19/32 inches (2.35 meters)
  - Height: 8 feet 10 15/64 inches (2.69 meters)

- Capacity: 76 cubic meters (2,697 cubic feet)
- Max. Weight: 32,500 kg (71,650 lbs)

Benefits and Applications

- Extra Height: Ideal for larger and taller loads.
- Efficiency: More loading space leads to cost savings.
- Versatility: Suitable for various goods and industries, such as logistics, storage, construction, and events.

Price and Pallet Capacity

The cost of a 40ft high cube container varies, with new containers priced between €3,450 and €6,000, and used ones starting at €1,600. This container can hold 25 European pallets (120 cm x 80 cm) or 21 American pallets (120 cm x 100 cm).

Difference from a Standard 40ft Container

The main difference is the extra foot of height in the high cube container, resulting in a larger internal volume. This makes the high cube ideal for loads that do not fit in a standard container.

How to Identify a High Cube Container

All containers have a width of 8 feet (2.44 meters), but high cube containers are 9 feet 6 inches (2.89 meters) tall. They are heavier than standard containers, with a weight of 7,980 lbs (3,620 kg) for the high cube.

At K-tainer, we are ready to help you with all your container needs. Contact us today for more information and customized advice.

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