Dry containers are suitable for most types of cargo - and are used to carry solid dry goods like coal, grain, steel products, ore and other similar products in loose form. At MCC we specialize in dry cargo delivery.

MCC has containers of all sizes and types at your disposal. All our equipment are of the highest standard.

We operate a maintenance programme fully compliant with the Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) standards, stipulated by the International Martitime Organisation as requirements for safe operations. We also understand that you may own your own fleet of containers to carry your goods. Should these containers have valid CSC plates, MCC Transport is more than happy to load them on our vessels.

Dry freight containers

Our dry containers come in several sizes and designs:

  • 20’ with payload up to 28.2 metric tons.
  • 40’ 8’ 6” with payload up to 28.8 metric tons.
  • 45’ 9’ 6” high with a total capacity of 85 cubic metres.

We offer various types of extra equipment:

  •   Hanger beams which allow transport of garments on hangers without further packing.
  •   Lashing bars and lashing rings to give your cargo additional security.

Expand on the various containers below to see more details or you can download a printable version of our equipment specifications here.

20' standard - steel Payload: 28,200 kg Capacity: 33m3

This is the smallest of our dry containers. However, it still carries a payload of up to 28.2 metric tonnes and has a total capacity of 33 m3 (1170 ft3). It measures 20' x 8' x 8.6'.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 62,170 lb 28,200 kg
Dimensions 20' x 8' x 8'6" 20' x 8' x 8'6"
Volume 1,165 33 m3
Door openings, width 7' 8 1/16" 2,350 mm
Door openings, height 7' 5 1/2" 2,274 mm
Internal, length 19' 4 1/8" 5,896 mm
Internal, width 7' 8 1/2" 2,350 mm
Internal height to load line 7' 10 3/16" 2,393 mm
Weight, gross 67,200 lb 30,480 kg
Weight, tare 5,030 lb 2,180 kg
40' standard - steel Payload: 28,800 kg Capacity: 67m3

This is the most common of our dry containers. It’s twice as long as the 20' and has a payload of a bit more, being able to carry up to 28.8 metric tonnes. The total capacity of this container is 67 m3 (2366 ft3). It measures 20' x 8' x 8.6'.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 63,493 lb 28,800 kg
Dimensions 40' x 8' x 8'6 40' x 8' x 8'6
Volume 2,366 67 m3
Door openings, width 7' 8 1/8" 2,340 mm
Door openings, height 7' 5 1/2" 2,274 mm
Internal, length 39' 5 11/16" 12,032 mm
Internal, width 7' 8 1/2" 2,350 mm
Internal height to load line 7' 10 3/16" 2,393 mm
Weight, gross 71,650 lb 32,500 kg
Weight, tare 8,157 lb 3,700 kg
40' high - steel Payload: 28,620 kg Capacity: 76m3

Our 40' high dry container has the same basic features as the 40' standard except for having a little extra room in the internal height. This provides you with a higher total capacity of 76 m3 (2684 ft3), while the payload remains the same with a maximum of 28.6 metric tonnes. It measures 40' x 8' x 9.6'.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 58,380 lb 28,620 kg
Dimensions 40' x 8' x 9'6" 40' x 8' x 9'6"
Volume 2,684 76 m3
Door openings, width 7' 8 1/8" 2,340 mm
Door openings, height 8' 5 7/16" 2,577 mm
Internal, length 39' 5 2/3" 12,032 mm
Internal, width 7' 8 1/2" 2,352 mm
Internal height to load line 7' 3 9/10" 2,679 mm
Weight, gross 67,200 lb 30,480 kg
Weight, tare 8,820 lb 4,000 kg
45' high - steel Payload: 27,600 kg Capacity: 85m3

This is the biggest of our dry steel containers. With added height and length compared to our standard containers it has a total capacity of 85 m3 (3036 ft3). The maximum payload is up to 27.7 metric tonnes and it measures 45' x 8' x 9.6'.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 60,848 lb 27,600 kg
Dimensions 45' x 8' x 9'6" 45' x 8' x 9'6"
Volume 3,036 85 m3
Door openings, width 7' 8 1/8" 2,340 mm
Door openings, height 8' 5 3/4" 2,585 mm
Internal, length 44' 5 11/16" 13,556 mm
Internal, width 7' 8 1/2" 2,352 mm
Internal height to load line 8' 10 1/8" 2,698 mm
Weight, gross 71,650 lb 32,500 kg
Weight, tare 10,803 lb 4,900 kg
45' high - aluminum Payload: 27,600 kg Capacity: 85m3

Our 45' high dry aluminium container comes with a payload of up to 28.6 metric tonnes and has a total capacity of 86 m3 (3071 ft3). It measures 45' x 8' x 9.6'.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 60,848 lb 27,600 kg
Dimensions 45' x 8' x 9'6" 45' x 8' x 9'6"
Volume 3,036 85 m3
Door openings, width 7' 8 1/8" 2,340 mm
Door openings, height 8' 5 3/4" 2,585 mm
Internal, length 44' 5 11/16" 13,556 mm
Internal, width 7' 8 1/2" 2,352 mm
Internal height to load line 8' 10 1/8" 2,698 mm
Weight, gross 71,650 lb 32,500 kg
Weight, tare 10,803 lb 4,900 kg