High Cube Containers
High Cube Containers are designed to take light high volume cargo. The height of the container has been extended to 8 foot 10 inches or 2.7 metres instead of the standard container height of 7 foot 10 inches or 2.35 metres.
Shipping lines will often supply a high cube container at no extra cost on some routes, where the imports are higher than the exports, so that the container can be filled and returned.
As they are specialist equipment they are not always available on all routes.