40 Foot Standard Shipping Container Cargo-worthy


Our cargo-worthy standard 40-foot shipping containers are ideal for shipping globally. These ISO containers are built to withstand harsh environments while keeping contents dry and secure. They are easy to move, load, and secure and are perfect for almost any shipping, storage, workspace, or living space application.

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The 40-foot containers fit on ships, trains, and trucks worldwide. They are ISO-compliant, extremely durable, and suit a wide variety of needs.

40-foot Cargo-worthy Shipping Container Applications

Additional storage

Our secure 40-foot shipping containers are the ideal solution for extra inventory or equipment storage. Their steel construction and weather-tight design provide durable and versatile space exactly when you need it. Forklift-ready and stackable, these standard containers efficiently utilize the available yard area at your facility. With standard dimensions, they fit neatly in the space you have and are moveable as your business storage needs change.

Shipping and transport

Built to ISO standards, they easily handle ocean voyages while keeping cargo safe and dry. With forklift pockets and secure locking doors, they are easy to transport and load at each destination. Their standard 40-foot size fits tightly on ships, trains, and trucks for cost-efficient global transport.

Additional space

Our standard 40-foot shipping containers provide economical, modular space for your home or office needs. Their steel build means a secure room with doors you can lock. Containers stack and connect for versatile layouts and are portable to relocate. With some simple modifications, they become living spaces, pop-up shops, backyard studios, or affordable office spaces.


External dimensions: Length: 40′ (12.19 m), Width: 8′ (2.44 m), Height: 8′ 6” (2.6 m)

Internal dimensions: Length: 39’ 5 3/4” (12.03 m), Width: 7’ 8 1/2” (2.35 m), Height: 7′ 10” (2.29 m)

Door dimensions: Width: 7’ 8 1/16” (2.34 m), Height: 7’ 5 25/32” (2.28 m)

Tare weight: 8,060 lbs. (3,655 kg)
Payload: 59,140 lbs. (26,825 kg)
Gross weight: 67,200 lbs. (30,480 kg)
Cubic capacity: 2,386 cu. ft. (67.6 cu.m.)

Customization and Repairs

American Portable Storage (APS) owns and operates two state-of-the-art modification facilities, one in the Oakland metropolitan area and one within minutes of the Port of Long Beach. Each facility has been built and equipped to customize and repair containers for any purpose.


Shipping Containers Delivered Throughout California and Beyond

American Portable Storage(APS) has delivery capability throughout California. We also deliver nationwide or worldwide through our trusted partnerships. This means APS can deliver your shipping container or containers wherever needed.

Roll-off Delivery

With roll-off delivery, you don’t have to own or rent a container handler for delivery and placement. APS will deliver your container to your location and roll it off into its permanent location. We deliver your container using a “tilt bed” roll-off truck or trailer. Smaller trucks that typically deliver 10 and 20-foot units resemble medium-sized flatbed tow trucks. These trucks have fixed axles and vary in maneuverability but, as a general rule, require 60 linear feet straight back into the area where you need the container. After the truck pulls into the desired location, the driver will lift the front end of the bed and pull straight forward until the container slides off the truck and onto the ground.

Requirements for roll-off delivery:

  • Hard surface: Site surfaces must be clear, dry, and hard with no risk of vehicle or container sinking.
  • Free of obstructions: Delivery space must be free of overhead power lines, trees, and other obstructions. Delivery trucks need a vertical space of 16’ for delivery at its peak tilt.
  • Space to maneuver: Please ensure the delivery location has ample space for wide turns and is free of obstructions, such as gates and fences, that may interfere with the turning radius of our delivery trucks.
  • Space to Deliver: The length of our trucks and beds may be anywhere from 60 feet to over 100 feet, with a width of 10 feet. Please ensure your site can accommodate the dimensions of the delivery truck and shipping container, plus room for maneuvering.
  • If in doubt, send us pictures or a video of your proposed site. We will review it and make recommendations for a quick and reliable delivery.


Purchasing and delivery are easy with locations throughout California.

Get more information on delivery options.

Southern California
2400 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Wilmington, CA 90744
(562) 742-3466

Northern California
850 92nd Ave #5
Oakland CA 94603
(510) 777-8333

Adelanto, CA
17401 Adelanto Rd
Adelanto, CA 92301
(760) 530-0900

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