Do You Know How Many Cars Will Fit Within a Container?


When you are relocating your residence to some other city then you may be concerned about shipping your cars too. Nowadays, the most of the families have at least 2 to 3 cars. Hence, if you decide to drive your car to a new destination then it can be very expensive, as fuel cost has increased a lot. Besides that, many other costs are also involved.

Ship a Car, Inc. is known as a top car transport company in the country that can deliver a superior car shipping service to you while relocating your vehicles to a different city or country. They will safely transport all your cars and hand over to you at your new destination in the safest possible manner.

Shipping of similar type of vehicles

Usually, most shipping companies will try to transport a similar kind of car models in a single van. So, depending upon the size of your car, the number of the car can be decided. Here is a very simple guide, by considering that all your shipment will involve a similar type of vehicles, where a standard 40 feet HC shipping container will be used:

  • 5 to 6 small sized cars like Fiat 500 and Smart Car, etc.
  • 4 to 5 mid-range cars like Volkswagen Golf Hatchback, Skoda Octavia, and Honda Civic.
  • 4 large cars like BMW-5 Series Saloon, Mazda 6 Tourer Estate, Ford Mondeo, Hyundai i40, etc.
  • 3 Pickups/SUVs, like Nissan Qashqai, BMW X5, Range Rover Sport, Volvo XC90.

Shipping of multiple vehicle types

A racking system can enable you to transport different types of cars within one container. As an example, you could combine all your shipment within just 2 shipping containers, which will be a mixed shipment containing:

  • 6 Range Rovers
  • 2 Ford Fiestas

Otherwise, you may need 4 shipping containers by not using racking. Thus, it will be saving your cost and open up possibilities of flexible car transport.

The convenience of car delivery in containers

Usually, most of the containers used are of very high-strength steel with folding racking systems. There are a few wooden racking systems too. Because of their high-performance material used, you can always ensure the effective and safe containerized transportation of cars to almost anywhere in the country.

Once all the cars are securely fixed within a container, then it will no longer need to be again loaded until it will reach its final destination. Then the container can easily be moved from rail wagon to warehouse, and then from warehouse to the truck and from the truck to ships, etc. This will remove the requirement for intermediate disbandment that can lead to any accidents.


For many years, we have been assuming that a container can carry only 2 cars. However, all these assumed numbers were limited just because of our lack of foresight.

For different models of cars having different shapes and sizes, there are capacities available in the containers to carry them. All that you need to do is making sure of proper internal optimization to use the available space.