Open Top Containers are typically sold in 20ft or 40ft lengths, we sell them in both new and used condition. We're sure we can find an open-top container to suit your requirements, and if we can't find one, we're experts at container conversions so we can modify one to make it perfect for you.
|20ft & 40ft Open-Top Shipping Container Features|
|Available with Soft-Top removeable tarp roof||Also available with a Hard-Top roof if requested|
|Ideal when top-loading is required||Avilable in NEW and USED Condition|
|20ft Open-Top and 40ft Open-Top Containers available (as standard)||Constructed from High-Quality cor-ten steel|
|Delivery available throughout the UK||Available for Collection from several UK depots|
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.
We sell Open-Top Containers in two sizes -
New containers have all been used once - they transport one cargo load from the far east where they are constructed, to the UK where they are re-sold. No shipping containers are currently produced in the UK, so any 'NEW' containers sold will be 'one-trip' containers - constructed in the far east and immediately transported for resale.
Used containers are typically around 5 years old, they have been used by shipping lines for several years before being released for resale. All containers that are released for sale are in good used condition, they may have some surface damage - but all checked to ensure they're wind/watertight and in generally good condition. We'd expect all used containers to be usable for 10-15 years after being re-sold. Open top containers are slightly different from standard containers in that they don't have a fixed roof - our open-top containers will typically be re-sold with a used tarp roof - this will also be in good used condition.
If you'd prefer your open-top container to be supplied with a solid roof, please let us know during your initial enquiry.
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 reattached and the container is ready for transportation.
If you have any questions about open top containers please contact our sales team using the form below or by calling us on 0844 561 7975.
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.
** For more information on our shipping container delivery, please check out our shipping container delivery page.
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