When it comes to shipping and storage containers, there are a variety of sizes available. The two most common sizes are 20-foot and 40-foot units. The measure is the length of the unit, and all containers carried by a cargo ship must have a fixed width of 8 feet. The height of each shipping container can range from the standard 8 feet 6 inches to the tall bucket at 9 feet 6 inches, which is often used to increase storage space or create better air circulation.
The only exception is the 53-foot container, which is manufactured to railway standards. To get a better understanding of the different sizes of train containers, see the table below for a breakdown of the dimensions and specifications.