Small and Mighty: The 20ft Shipping Container
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The 20ft Shipping Container

20ft shipping containers are specifically designed to transport small volumes of heavy cargo. This makes them ideal for storing large items like farming and construction machinery, or even using them as the frame for a modular home.

If you're looking to build a house, office, or bar using containers, we recommend purchasing a new 20ft shipping container. These containers have carried a single load of dry goods to the U.S. and may have some light superficial damage from their journey, but they won't require any upfront maintenance or painting. They can be used for shipping, stacking, building, and more.
However, if you're looking for a cheaper container for static storage purposes, we recommend purchasing a used 20ft shipping container. These containers have been retired from international shipping after being at sea for an average of 15-20 years and may show evidence of their journey, such as dings, dents, and surface rust. While they can no longer be stacked for shipping, they are an excellent storage solution and a much cheaper alternative to renting a storage unit or building a garage/shed.
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About 20ft Shipping Containers
20ft containers are designed to carry small volumes of heavy cargo, such as machinery, cement and steel. These qualities make them ideal for the storage of large items — like farming and construction equipment — or re-use as the frame of a modular home.
20ft Standard Container
External Dimensions 
20'L x 8'W x 8'6"H
Internal Dimensions
19'4"L x 7'8"W x 7'10"H
Loading Capacity
62,016 lbs
Internal Volume
1,172 ft³
Empty Weight
4,894 lbs
20ft High-Cube Container
External Dimensions 
20'L x 8'W x 9'6"H
Internal Dimensions
19'4"L x 7'8"W x 8'10"H
Loading Capacity
65,898 lbs
Internal Volume
1,306 ft³
Empty Weight
5,181 lbs
20ft Container Conditions
Boxhub's 20ft shipping containers are available in new and used conditions.
Used Containers
Used units have been retired from shipping after 15-20 years at sea (sometimes longer).
Used containers are an economical solution for static storage. They have fully functioning doors and intact floors, and can be re-certified for international shipping at an additional cost.
New Containers
Containers that have only shipping one single load of dry cargo to the U.S.
20ft one-trip containers are built to last decades, with no upfront maintenance/painting required. They are ideal for tiny home/office projects or placement in highly visible areas.
20ft Container Use Cases
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Frequently Asked Questions

The price of 20ft shipping containers varies based on their size (standard vs. high-cube), condition (new vs. used), and the delivery location. For example, a new 20ft container — which has only made one trip across the ocean — will be more expensive than a used container, which has been retired from shipping after 12-15 years.

To get an estimate of how much your ideal shipping container will cost, you can request a quote from our team or check out online.

A standard 20ft shipping container weighs 4,894 lb when empty.

A standard 20ft container has an internal volume of 1,172 ft3. This is equivalent to 200 standard mattresses, two compact cars, or 9,600 wine bottles. To better understand shipping container dimensions, read our guide to choosing the right shipping container.

Wondering, "Where can I find 20ft shipping containers for sale?" look no further. Boxhub is a leading provider of shipping containers across the United States. We offer new and used 20ft shipping containers with delivery within 5 business days. Visit our online store here or give us a call at 1-888-356-2954 for personalized buying support.

20ft shipping containers are a popular choice for compact storage. When retired from shipping, these containers are often repurposed:

Need a container to build a home, office, or cabin? We recommend purchasing a 20ft new shipping container instead.

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