40ft High Cube Container

40ft High Cube Container

40ft High Cube shipping containers are popular for storing a large volume of goods on sites with more available space. This container size is also well suited to modifications, such as a workshop, shed alternative or to construct homes. One of the largest shipping containers within our range.

Key Features

  • Wind and watertight
  • Pest and vermin proof
  • Wooden Floors
  • Lashing points at the floor and ceiling to secure your goods
  • Secure and lockable via our lockbox system
  • Approx 12.2m H x 2.5m W x 2.9m H

Product Description

Built from weathering carbon steel, these units are secure from wind, water, vermin and thieves.

40ft High Cube shipping containers are suited to sites with a larger available space. Measuring just over 12 metres long, these are not generally suited to standard residential blocks, although these can be squeezed onto driveways in some cases.

Given their large internal volume and one-foot extra height, they are often used for more than just household or business goods storage. They are an affordable and ready-made alternate solution to sheds or workshops. They can store machinery and equipment parts, or be used for site offices or accommodation away from the main building, with some minor modifications. And yes, they feature prominently in container homes.

Whatever you store in your 40ft High Cube shipping container, you can rest assured it will be safe.


  • Lockbox

  • Electrical fitout (power and lighting)

  • Steel floor

  • Transport/Shipping Certification

  • Low cube 8'6" (height 1ft less)

  • Variety of Container Grades available - New or Used

  • Additional custom modifications available including shelving

40ft Shipping Container Dimensions and Weight

40ft Containers are available in two sizes, General Purpose and High Cube. The High Cube is 1 foot higher than a General Purpose container.

Specifications may vary

40ft Shipping Container - General Purpose

Length (mm) 12,032
Width (mm) 2,352
Height (mm) 2,393
Length (mm) 12,192
Width (mm) 2,438
Height (mm) 2,591
Tare (kg) 3,490
Payload (kg) 26,990
MGW (kg) 30,480

40ft Shipping Container - High Cube

Length (mm) 12,032
Width (mm) 2,350
Height (mm) 2,695
Length (mm) 12,192
Width (mm) 2,438
Height (mm) 2,896
Tare (kg) 4,670
Payload (kg) 29,330
MGW (kg) 34,000

40ft Shipping Container - High Cube

How is this container delivered?

We aim to make your container delivery on site as smooth as possible. Please notify us when getting a container quote if there are any obstructions like power lines near where you plan to place your container or if access for a truck is likely to be tricky. 

Also, please make sure that the area the truck will need to access is clear and that any loved pets and children are somewhere safe.

Delivery on site can be made using the following methods.

SCF Shipping Containers - Delivery Method - Tilt Tray Truck

Tilt Tray Truck

In selected states, containers can be delivered by a Tilt Tray. This option delivers a container off the back of the truck. Similar to a tow truck, the tray is mechanically lowered at an angle, and the container is slid off, with the truck moving forward at slow speed. This is the most common delivery method used for containers. Tilt trays are not suitable for sites with overhead power lines as the container height increases significantly when tilted.

SCF Shipping Containers - Delivery Method - Side Loader

Side Loader

Side loaders are used to transport our 20 foot and 40 foot shipping containers. This is the best delivery method for containers at sites that have limited space either in front or behind the area where the container is to be positioned. The container is unloaded between the two outrigger feet of the side loader, approximately half a metre from the side of the truck.

SCF Shipping Containers - Delivery Method - Hiab Crane

Hiab Crane

Hiab cranes lift containers from a mechanism located behind the truck's cabin. This is used for smaller shipping containers, usually up to 20 foot, or when there is limited space for a side loader or tilt tray. Using a crane means the container is easily positioned at an angle or up on a raised area. It can also be used to place containers over a fence or other obstacles.

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