# How much weight can a shipping container roof hold?

The load is usually applied at the center of the containers positioned with the 2′ dimension aligned longitudinally. Thus the roof is able to support an imposed load of a minimum of 330 lbs/sq. ft. The design is easily capable of supporting the basic snow loads of 30 lbs per sq.Click to see full answer. Consequently, how much weight can a shipping container hold on top?A standard ISO container is designed to withstand 192 MT of weight stacked on its corner posts, when subject to dynamics that impart a G force of 1.8. This suggests that a bottom container can support a stack of 6 fully loaded 40′ containers and 8 fully loaded 20′ containers.Similarly, how much does a shipping container weight empty? Typically an empty 20 foot shipping container weighs between 1.8-2.2 metric tonnes (about 3,970 – 4,850 lb) and an empty 40 foot shipping container weighs 3.8 – 4.2 tonne (8,340 – 9,260 lb) depending on what kind of container it is. For example, high cube containers tend to be heavier. Keeping this in view, how much can a shipping container hold? A 20-foot container holds about 1,150 cubic feet. A 40-foot container holds about 2,400 cubic feet. A 40-foot high cube container can hold as much as 2,700 cubic feet.What does a 40ft shipping container weigh?The 40ft High Cube container weighs 8,775 lbs. The 40ft Standard container weighs 8,000 lbs. Both the 40ft High Cube container and 40ft Standard container have a Maximum Gross Weight (weight of container and the cargo inside) of 67,200 lbs. When it comes to shipping the weight limit is the same.