What’s the size of a 53ft / 53’ Intermodal container? What's the difference compared to a 40ft container?
The 53ft container has been widely used for road and rail transportation in North America since 1989. It is a type of intermodal container. A 53ft container is constructed similarly to a 40ft container. They are classified as tall cube containers. From the outside, the tall cube storage container is 9 feet 6 inches tall. They are a foot taller than standard dry containers. They measure 8 feet 6 inches, 6 inches wider than a standard container. A 53ft intermodal container provides roughly 50% more interior storage space than a standard 40'container.
You can pack more cargo into a 53ft container than a 40ft container. Normally, goods in 20ft or 40ft containers imported from abroad are likely to be transferred to 53ft containers and then shipped to the destination.
53ft containers will be directly transported to the designated place after arriving at the destination port. After unloading at the port, inland trucks are not required to be replaced for shipment.
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