The internal width of Pallet Wide (PW) containers is 2.50 metres, like the standard trailers in road transport. These containers are used for short sea trips as fully-fledged counterparts and winning in popularity, as the handling per load unit is faster and cheaper compared to trailers.
PW containers are available in both 40Ft and 45Ft formats. The 45Ft PW type is often High Cube, making their superstructure approximately 30 cm higher than the standard 45Ft PW containers. As a result, it is possible to load higher elements and/or more goods, whereas the seaborne freight is often equal to that of a standard 45Ft PW container.