What Does ISO Stand For?

Posted on Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 16:11 PM

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On numerous blog posts, website pages, etc., many of our readers probably wonder what the "ISO" stands for when we mention ISO shipping containers. Today's blog post will teach you what ISO stands for and why it's important. 

The Meaning of ISO

ISO stands for "International Organization for Standardization.” When shipping containers are called "ISO shipping containers," that simply means that this organization has regulated their dimensions. Through these dimensions, the ISO helps ensure safety, efficiency, and quality by making shipping containers the correct size for any type of transportation. 

ISO Container Sizes/Dimensions

According to ISO specifications, ISO shipping containers can be between 20' and 56' long. The most common shipping containers used are 20' and 40'. In regard to width, we generally see shipping containers being 8' wide, but this can vary depending on the build. Finally, most ISO shipping containers measure 8'6". However, they can range from 4' to 9'6" ("high cube" containers) also.  

Now You Know!

The reason that we chose this topic is because we wanted to help our readers better understand our company and the products that we create. DropBox Inc. offers shipping containers not only in various sizes, but other customizable options as well!

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