|Description||40' High Cube||40' HC Heavy||45' High Cube||45' HC Heavy|
|Inside Length||12.032 m||12.032 m||12.032 m||12.032 m|
|Inside Width||2.350 m||2.350 m||2.350 m||2.350 m|
|Inside Height||2.698 m||2.698 m||2.698 m||2.698 m|
|Door opening Width||2.338 m||2.338 m||2.338 m||2.338 m|
|Door opening Height||2.585 m||2.585 m||2.585 m||2.585 m|
|Volume||76.200 m³||76.200 m³||86.000 m³||86.000 m³|
|Max. Gross Weight||30,480 kg||32,500 kg||30,480 kg||32,500 kg|
|Tare Weight||3,900 kg||3,920 kg||4,800 kg||4,800 kg|
|Max Payload||26,580 kg||28,580 kg||25,680 kg||27,700 kg|
High-cube containers are used for all types of general cargo (dry cargo). However, they are particularly suitable for transporting light, voluminous cargoes and over height cargoes up to a maximum of 2.70 m tall.
High-cube containers are similar in structure to standard containers, but taller. In contrast to standard containers, which have a maximum height of 2591 mm (8'6"), high-cube containers are 2896 mm, or 9'6", tall. High-cube containers are for the most part 40' long, but are sometimes made as 45' containers.
A number of lashing rings, capable of bearing loads of at most 1000 kg, are mounted on the front top end rail and bottom cross member and the corner posts.
Many 40' containers have a recess in the floor at the front end which serves to center the containers on so-called gooseneck chassis. These recesses allow the containers to lie lower and therefore to be of taller construction.