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20ft Open Top Containers & 40ft Open-Top Containers

20ft Open Top Containers & 40ft Open-Top Containers

 Open top shipping container - external view with doors and top closed	Open top shipping container - external view with doors and top closed
 Open top shipping container - external view with doors and top closed	Open top shipping container - external view with doors and top closed
 Two stacked open top shipping containers - external side view with doors and top closed	Two stacked open top shipping containers - external side view with doors and top closed
 Open top shipping container - external side view close up	Open top shipping container - external side view close up

Open Top Container Features

Clients choose Open Top Shipping Containers as they need to load their container with a crane – usually, their cargo is too large or heavy to load normally, loading through the open top of the container is much easier as items can be lowered directly by crane. So being able to load through the roof is the desired loading method. Once the loaded cargo is secured, the roof can be re-attached and the container is ready for transportation.

If you have any questions about open top containers please contact our sales team using the enquiry form or by calling us on 0844 561 7975.

Key Information for Open Top Shipping Containers

Transportation/Shipping and Storage

Like Flat Rack Shipping Containers, and standard containers – open top shipping containers are commonly used for secure transportation and shipping as well as storage. Open top units offer the same security as standard containers but with the added advantage of an opening top, allowing cargo to be loaded more efficiently using a crane. Typically, the cargo loaded into an open top is heavy or large, thus loading these goods via the double doors would be more difficult or time-consuming.

Open Top Container Construction

To construct a 20ft Open Top Shipping Container or a 40ft open top shipping container, you start with a standard shipping container. The standard roof panel is removed to leave the three side panels, the container floor and the double end doors. With the roof of the container removed, a removable roof can then be installed and removed as/when needed. The removable roof on an open top container is typically either a hardened (steel) roof or a tarped/canvas roof. The temporary roof is attached to the side panels and removed so that the container can be filled through the roof as well as via the double end doors, larger or heavier items can then be lowered into the container from above.

Hardened Roof

The hardened roof is fabricated using a steel panel that is manufactured larger than the opening to fold over the sides of the container. The hardened roof is placed on the top of the open top container with a crane, once in place, the container will have locking bars attached to the side panels, these are designed to lock the steel roof in place and are the same as the locking bars that are on the double end doors.

Tarpaulin Roof

The removable tarpaulin cover will spread the length of the open top shipping container; it is a high-quality tarpaulin. The tarp is then attached to all the sides of the container using high-quality locking mechanisms whilst transporting cargo.

Open Top Shipping Container Dimensions

20ft Open Top Shipping Containers

Available standard height; and in both new and used condition.

External

(Length Width Height)
6096mm x 2438mm x 2590mm

Internal

(Length Width Height)
5900mm x 2350mm x 2380m

Door Clearance

(Height Width)
2280mm x 2340mm

Roof Clearance

(Length Width)
5440mm x 2230mm

40ft Open Top Shipping Containers

Available in standard height only; in both new and used condition.

External

(Length Width Height)
12192mm x 2438mm x 2590mm

Internal

(Length Width Height)
12030mm x 2350mm x 2380mm

Door Clearance

(Height Width)
2290mm x 2340mm

Roof Clearance

(Length Width)
11570mm x 2210mm

Container Delivery Info

Unless otherwise specified during the ordering process containers will be delivered on a HIAB Delivery Truck and the shipping container will be lifted into position by our driver using the HIAB crane. Please ensure there is enough space for the container to be planted.

*You can also collect or if you have suitable lifting facilities on site there are other delivery methods. Please let us know if you can lift the container off our transport when you make an enquiry as this will likely reduce the delivery charge.

 

What to expect from a ‘one trip’ container?

What to expect from a used container?

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