High Cube containers (H.C. or H.Q. containers), are the same structure to standard containers, but a little bit taller. In contrast to standard containers, which are designed with 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 20’ or 40′ long, but are also made as 45′ containers.

Ordinarily shipping containers are 8 ft. and 6 inches high, but high cube containers have an extra foot in height, standing at 9’6″. Ideal for tall loads or if you need to squeeze just a little bit more into the container – with 20ft, high cube containers increase the internal space available by 250 cubic ft., and with 40fts you gain an extra 300 cubic ft. hey are 1ft taller than standard height containers. They are also 8ft 6’’ wide, which makes them 6in wider than standard containers as well. The container is comprised of 14-gauge corrugated steel panels throughout. It has lockable double doors on one end. It is floor is equipped with 1-1/8” thick marine plywood on the interior.

Different sizes include 10ft, 20ft, 40ft, 45ft and 53 ft. high cube containers. Unlike the rest shipping containers, 53ft shipping/ storage containers are not used for international shipping. They are primarily used for domestic over the road and rail services. They are most suited for commercial, industrial, and rural storage applications.

Many lashing rings, capable of bearing loads of at most 1000 kg, are attached to the bottom cross member, the corner posts, and the front top end rail. Many 40ft containers have a recess in the floor located at the front end which serves to centre the containers on so-called gooseneck chassis. These recesses enable the containers to lie lower and therefore to be of taller construction.

High Cube containers are ideal for tall loads, have corrugated steel panels throughout, have a thick marine plywood flooring and they can be accessorized, converted, or modified like any other type of container and have become popular in shipping container homes where additional ceiling height is needed.

High cube containers are used for all types of dry cargo (general cargo).

They are most suitable for transporting light, voluminous cargoes, and overweight cargoes up to a maximum of 2.70 m tall. High cube containers make great storage units and especially for plant equipment, like diggers, that may be too tall to clear a standard container height. As they are identical in specification to standard shipping containers in many other ways, they are profoundly tough and secure – virtually impenetrable through the defences of a thick steel body and double locking system, so risk of loss of expensive equipment is mini

High cube reefers or refrigerated shipping containers are used in the transport of delicate temperature-sensitive or finite shelf life foodstuffs. As such, they employ cooling or heating management technologies which impact the available internal space of the intermodal container

These types of containers are widely used in shipping container architecture. Their unique height makes for interesting bespoke shipping container housing designs. The extra height makes for a more comfortable house and can improve ventilation, air conditioning and heating purposes.