High-cube containers [German version]


Description
Figures
Dimensions/weights
Use





Description


High-cube containers are similar in structure to standard containers, but taller. In contrast to standard containers, which have a maximum height of 2591 mm (8'6"), high-cube containers are 2896 mm, or 9'6", tall. High-cube containers are for the most part 40' long, but are sometimes made as 45' containers.

A number of lashing rings, capable of bearing loads of at most 1000 kg, are mounted on the front top end rail and bottom cross member and the corner posts.

Many 40' containers have a recess in the floor at the front end which serves to center the containers on so-called gooseneck chassis. These recesses allow the containers to lie lower and therefore to be of taller construction.

Drawing, gooseneck

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Drawing, gooseneck

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Figures

Drawing, high-cube

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Photo, high-cube

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Dimensions/weights


The following are some of the most important details relating to high-cube container types. The data was taken from Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg [68].


High-cube container of steel: 40' long and 9'6" high with corrugated walls and wooden floor
Internal dimensions Door openings Weights Volume

[m³]
Length

[mm]
Width

[mm]
Height

[mm]
Width

[mm]
Height

[mm]
Max. gross wt.

[kg]
Tare weight

[kg]
Max. payload

[kg]
12024 2350 2697 2340 2597 30480 4020 26460 76.3


For details on high-cube containers with removable steel roof, see hard top containers



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Use


High-cube containers are used for all types general cargo (dry cargo). However, they are particularly suitable for transporting light, voluminous cargoes and overheight cargoes up to a maximum of 2.70 m tall.


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