High cubes, in short HC, are actually similar in structure to standard containers. The length and width remain the same but the height increases by 1 foot. This enables them to meet more cargo demands

High cube containers also come in two sizes: 40ft HC and 45ft HC. Since these containers have additional height, they provide more storage value at their price point. They’re suitable if you need more storage for your cargo that a 20ft or 40ft container can’t fulfill

High cube container size and dimensions

Measurements40ft HC45ft HC
Internal length12.03m/39.5ft13.55m/44.5ft
Internal width2.35m / 7.8ft2.35m / 7.8ft
Internal height2.70m / 8.10ft2.70m / 8.10ft
Tare weight3,900kg / 8,598 lbs4,800kg / 10,552 lbs
Payload capacity28,600 kg / 63,052 lbs27,700kg / 61,067 lbs
Cubic capacity76.3 m3 / 2,694.5 cu ft86 m3 / 3,037 cu ft