Containers are generally built to the specification laid down by the International Standards Organization.
The sizes of containers in most
frequent use have an exterior dimension
of 20ft length x 7ft 9ins wide x 8ft 6 ins high
or 40 ft, with same height and width.
However it is
slowly becoming more common to see containers that are 9ft 6ins high,
and containers, known as “Euro Boxes”, designed for the optimum
carriage of the Euro Pallet.