20ft shipping containers for sale

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Average prices of 20ft shipping containers for sale

Wondering about the cost of 20ft boxes? Here are the prices of standard 20ft boxes in popular locations around the globe.

Shanghai: US $ 5,752
Qingdao: US $ 5,213

Rotterdam: US $ 3,303
Hamburg: US $ 3,127

Houston: US $ 3,771
Chicago: US $ 3,774

Nhava Sheva: US $ 4,210

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Find new and used 20ft shipping containers for sale

Choose the container condition that best suits your needs. Whether it’s brand new, cargo worthy, wind and water tight (WWT) or as-is, we’ve got you covered. Cargo-worthy containers offer the best value for money. These popular boxes are considerably cheaper than new containers.

All of our intermodal cargo-worthy containers are: Certified safe to transport cargo by land or sea, strong and sturdy, able to withstand extreme weather conditions and good options for storage.

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6 types of 20ft shipping containers available on xChange

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20ft reefer container

20ft shipping containers for sale: Types, uses and dimensions

Dimensions 20ft standard shipping container

The 20ft shipping container is ideal for transporting large machinery and dry goods, including grains, raw materials, electronics, and clothing.

Measure 20ft
Internal length 19.4ft / 5.9m 
Internal width 7.8ft / 2.35m 
Internal height 7.9ft / 2.39m 
Tare weight 5,071.5 lbs / 2,300kg 
Payload capacity 55,126.9 lbs / 25,000 kg 
Cubic capacity 1,172 cu ft / 33.2 m3 

Dimensions standard 20ft HC container

Got cargo that doesn’t fit into a 20ft box? Choose a 20ft high cube — the 1 foot taller variant for extra storage space.

Measure 20ft HC
Internal length 19.4 ft / 5.902 m
Internal width 7.7 ft / 2.352 m
Internal height 8.9 ft / 2.698 m
Tare weight 2,315 kgs / 5103.701lbs
Payload capacity 28160 kg / 62082.173 lbs
Cubic capacity 37,28 m³

20ft flat rack containers for sale
Flat racks only have walls on their shorter sides. They’re extremely useful for loading and unloading large and oddly-shaped cargo efficiently.

20ft double door containers for sale
This special container has doors on both ends, allowing for easy loading and unloading of cargo such as cars, bikes and boats.

20ft side door containers for sale
Side door containers have doors on their longer sides. This makes loading and unloading cargo quick and convenient.

20ft reefer containers for sale
Reefer containers are boxes fitted with special cooling equipment. They’re used to ship temperature-sensitive items such as pharmaceuticals, meat, dairy and fruit.

20ft pallet wide containers for sale
Pallet-wides are designed to transport Euro-pallets. In a standard pallet wide box, 2 pallets can be packed side-by-side, with no room for sliding or shifting.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a 20ft shipping container?

The price of a 20ft shipping container depends on various factors, including the container condition, location and current market situation. For a standard 20ft container in Rotterdam you’re looking at US $ 2,507, in Shanghai US $ 2,802 and in Houston, US $ 2,169.

How big is a 20ft shipping container?

The 20ft shipping container is a popular choice for transporting dry goods. This box is 5.9m / 19.4ft in length, 2.3m / 7.8ft in internal width and 2.3m / 7.9ft in height.

How much does a 40ft shipping container cost?

The cost of a 40ft shipping container depends on factors like the condition, location and current state of the market. For a 40ft container in Houston you’ll pay US $ 3,771, in Shanghai US $ 5,752, and in Rotterdam, US $ 3,303.

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