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40 Ft Container: International Logistics Consulting

Direct Drive Logistics provides 40 ft. international shipping containers for secure overseas transportation of large-scale cargo. Our all-inclusive services provide a simplified, cost-effective way to reach export markets while reducing supply chain risks.

We collaborate closely with you to understand your specific international shipping requirements firsthand. Our logistics experts then leverage our expansive carrier partnerships to connect your freight to high-quality intermodal trucks and proven drivers for port transfers. Partner with Direct Drive Logistics for flexible 40-foot containers delivering simplicity, security and savings for your expanding international shipping needs. Contact us today for a quote in under 10 minutes!

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International Shipping Partner for Every Step

Growing your business in the global marketplace? Let Direct Drive Logistics handle your international shipping needs. Our comprehensive services make exporting or importing smooth and efficient.

With Direct Drive as your logistics partner, you can focus on your core business while we manage the intricacies of global freight transportation. Our skilled teams oversee your cargo every step of the journey - from origin to destination port. We provide complete drayage services, seamlessly moving containers between vessels, trains and trucks. Our intermodal coordination reduces handoffs and keeps your freight secure with end-to-end accountability.

International Customs Brokerage

Let Direct Drive Logistics handle the logistical heavy lifting of customs regulations, import and export taxes and documentation requirements for global shipments. Our experienced customs brokerage team handles the intricacies of customs clearance so your international shipments sail through swiftly.

Our specialists guide you in classifying your goods using Harmonized Tariff Codes to determine associated duties and taxes. We research trade agreements to legally minimize fees. Then, we accurately prepare and submit all customs paperwork in both origin and destination countries on your behalf - including commercial invoices, bills of lading, packing lists and cargo release orders.

Let Direct Drive Logistics take care of tedious customs brokerage tasks so you can focus on growing your global business. Our customs experts help maximize profits by keeping shipments moving and costs low.

International container freight shipping solutions


40 Foot Container Dimensions


Useable cube (cu. ft.): 2,395


Length (ft.-in): 39-6
Width (in.): 92
Height (in.): 94


Width (in.): 92
Height (in.): 90


48'' x 40'' (units): 20
48'' x 42'' (units): 20


Container only (lbs.): 7,500
Container w/chassis (lbs.): 14,300

The 40-foot international shipping container holds up to 20 48"X40" or 48"X42" pallets. 40 ft international intermodal loads feature 2,395 cubic feet of usable space. You can fit your freight through the 92 in (width) and 90 in (height) doors. Its interior dimensions have a length of 39 feet 6 inches and a width of 92 inches. The height is 94 inches. If your international shipping needs require greater capacity we also offer a 45-footer which offers 3,050 cubic feet of usable interior space for your freight. We offer a smaller 20-foot international shipping container if your needs are not as great. The smaller freight container will hold up to 1,169 cubic feet. 

What ships in a 40-foot container? 

A 40-foot shipping container can hold: 

  • 20 standard pallet units (48"x40" or 48"x42")
  • 2-3 SUVs or 3-4 small sedan cars
  • Around 400 full-sized mattresses
  • Roughly the contents of a 3-4 bedroom family home
Our expert freight brokerage team has a broad range of experience in dealing with all sizes of international freight. Contact dedicated logistic broker consultants to evaluate your situation and find a cost effective and expedited solution for your needs.