How much do you need to store in your ISO container? How much will your storage container actually hold? When you choose the size of storage container that you rent or buy, you are also choosing its cargo capacity. Stay in control of your storage needs, by knowing how much space you need. Learn the basics of cargo capacity on standard sizes of shipping containers.
The cargo capacity of a storage container is measured in TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units). The volume of a standard 20-foot long container is 1 TEU. A 40-foot container equals 2 TEU (forty-foot equivalent unit). A 45-foot container equals 2.25 TEU.
A 20-foot long container:
40-foot long container:
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