Project cargo

Project Cargo

When cargo is too tall, too long, or an unconventional shape, we call it project cargo. Typically, project cargo doesn’t fit inside the standard container dimensions and requires something with more flexibility to allow for an unusual shape or abnormal length. Fortunately, Containerships has just such a product that can fold flat, carry up to 45-tonnes, and permits uniquely shaped items.

A container for the most unconventional loads

Grand projects often require large components that are simply not compatible with the limitations imposed by a cube-shaped Container. It was for just these projects that flat-rack containers were created. Flat-rack containers:

  • Have end walls that can, on some models, fold flat with the base
  • Are tested up to 45-tonnes for heavy materials
  • Are dedicated to the carriage of heavy, bulky, and over height and/or over width items
  • Can be used to carry large pieces of timber on ‘collapsible end’ versions.
project cargo

Internal Dimensions

(20’ x 8’ x 8’6”)

(40’ x 8’ x 8’6”)

Length with end walls folded

5,718 mm

11,888 mm


2,213 mm

1,959 mm

Length between end headers

5,920 mm

12,054 mm

Length between corner posts

5,634 mm

11,652 mm

Width between corner posts

2,224 mm

2,227 mm

Width of floor

2,208 mm

2,374 mm

Width between side accessory pockets 2,158 mm    2,158 mm   

Door Opening

(20’ x 8’ x 8’6”)

(40’ x 8’ x 8’6”)


2,400 mm

2,360 mm


2,584 mm

2,580 mm


(20’ x 8’ x 8’6”)

(40’ x 8’ x 8’6”)

Max Gross Weight

34,000 kg

34,000 kg

Average Tare

2,750 kg

5,100 kg

Maximum Payload

31,250 kg

39,980 / 44,900 kg

Security Rings

(20’ x 8’ x 8’6”)

(40’ x 8’ 8’6”)

Number per side