High cube containers are one of the most commonly used containers for shipping cargo after standard 20ft and 40ft containers. Providing extra space, these containers are the go-to choices for forwarders.
A distant, identical, but taller cousin of 40ft standard containers, these specialized high cube containers are much in demand due to the height advantage. But, there’s more to them than just the height!
Standard sized containers with a height of 9’6” are called High Cube Containers. They look like standard containers, but because they are a tad bit higher, they appear like a cube when viewed from the front and back – thus the name. Also called High cube, Hi-Cube, HC, or HQ, a majority of these containers are made from durable materials like steel or aluminum.