Standard Shipping Container Transport - 20 FT, 40 FT, and 45 FT Containers

Nationwide Transport Services is a reliable standard shipping container moving company in the United States. The different types of standard containers we transport include the 20ft, 40ft, and 45ft. Don't hesitate to contact us for a free estimate today!

Standard Container Transport Across the Country and Canada

Hire Us For Loaded or Empty Standard Container Moving Needs

Standard containers are also referred to as intermodal containers or cargo containers. They are the most renowned shipping container within the United States and other parts of the world. Their popularity arises from their design, which ensures easy transportation across various modes without necessarily reloading or unloading cargo. The majority of standard containers are used for general purposes or dry freight. These containers are a critical element in the transportation industry; they aid in moving various products from one place to another. Some of the products include:

  • Industrial equipment
  • Cars
  • Raw material
  • High-cube containers are ideal for use as offices, living spaces, etc.

Nationwide Transport Services is a reliable 20ft, 40ft, and 45ft shipping container moving company. 


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Dimensions and Specifications of Standard Shipping Containers

What Are The Sizes of 20ft, 40ft, and 45ft Shipping Containers?

Standard containers come in different sizes. They range between 8 feet and 56 feet. The twenty-foot and forty-foot variants account for over 80% of standard containers. The 20-foot container is 20 feet in length, 8 feet in width, and 8 feet 6 inches in height, while the 40-foot container spans approximately 40 feet in length, 8 feet in width, and 8 feet 6 inches in height, making it ideal for efficiently transporting larger volumes of cargo. There are also the 45-foot standard containers, which are longer and ideal for oversized or bulky items that require extra space without compromising compatibility with existing transportation infrastructure.

Other characteristics that make standard containers stand out include their rectangular appearance, doors cut on only one end, closed box models, corrugated weathering steel, and plywood floors. The corrugated sides' merits are increasing their stacking strength and rigidity. Their demerits are the aerodynamic drag and fuel economy loss of 10% on the rails or road during transport. We transport 20ft, 40ft, and 45ft standard shipping containers across all states, Canada, and Mexico all year round. Fill out our form today and get a free estimate.

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Trailers Used to Transport Standard Containers

Regarding transportation, standard containers are placed on shipping container trailers. Such trailers are categorized into flatbed container trailers, container chassis trailers, and container side lifter trailers. Shipping container chassis can carry containers of 10 feet, 20 feet, and 40 feet. The most common container chassis for standard containers is the three-axe 40-feet chassis due to its efficient structure and strength. Extended container trailers are also very popular for their extendable rear, ensuring easy transportation across standard containers. 

The flatbed container trailers are the most suitable for transporting standard containers as they are made custom for 20-foot- and 40-foot containers. Their preference comes from the smooth transport chain, linking ports, ships, bridges, highways, and all multimodal transport systems. Their loading areas are also customized for standard containers. Standard containers are secured with twist lock devices on all four bottom corners. 

When selecting trailers, always check for the number of axles, cost-effectiveness, weight capacity requirements, and their application for containers and cargo.

Standard Shipping Container Transport Services

Affordable 20ft, 40ft, and 45ft Shipping Container Moving Services

When you book us for standard shipping container moving services, we will identify the best trailer based on its weight and dimensions. In addition, we acquire transport documents, conduct route planning, and utilize industry expertise to optimize efficiency and minimize transit times. Our standard container moving services are affordable and reliable. We have state-of-the-art trailers to transport standard containers of all dimensions and weights. In addition, we have resources such as cranes to load and unload your container if you don't have one at the pick-up and drop-off site. Before your container is dispatched, we inspect it and fill out a bill of lading form that's later used to confirm if it's delivered safely. We're qualified and have over a decade of experience ensuring your single or multiple standard shipping containers are handled professionally and delivered safely. Fill out our form for a free estimate and transport your container with us today.




At Nationwide Transport Services, we are well-equipped to load and secure your containers onto our trailers and transport them across all states within the United States. Our services extend into the Canadian and Mexican provinces and between all these nations. We specialize in collecting these standard containers from all pickup points and unloading them across any destination suitable to our clients in a timely fashion. We have been transporting containers for over a decade, and our state-of-the-art craft ensures customer satisfaction. Speak to us today to make arrangements for your container transport.