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Open Top containers

Open Top Containers are versatile containers specially designed to accommodate oversized goods that wouldn’t ordinarily fit in a standard hard topped container. They are also containers that are preferred for top loading situations. They are securely covered by a tarpaulin which is wind and watertight, protecting goods so they are safe and undamaged by arrival. They can, of course, still be loaded via its doors should that be required for quick access.   

20ft Open Top Container

Our 20ft Open Top containers are designed and constructed for the transportation of general cargo at sea and on land (road or rail) throughout the world and will be suitable for the environmental conditions imposed by those modes of transport. All materials used in the construction are able to withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -40C to +70C without effect on container’s strength and watertightness

  • Constructed with steel frames, fully vertically corrugated steel side and end walls, die-stamped corrugated steel roof, wooden or bamboo flooring, corrugated double hinged doors
  • Made from extremely tough Corten Steel
  • Exterior x 3 coats of paint. Interior x 2 coats of paint
  • Marine Plywood Floor or Bamboo Floor with a Polyurethane Finish
  • Tarpaulin covering entire Roof
  • Lockbox – For added security (only on new)
  • Full door seals to ensure weather tightness and vermin proof.
  • Forklift Pockets – For onsite moves
  • Double Locking Gear.

Delivery Options: Swing lift Truck, Hiab truck or Flat deck. Flat deck delivery is the cheapest option but does require the customer to have a site crane or forklift.

Need help with dimensions? View our dimensions page

40ft Open Top Container

Our 40ft Open Top containers are designed and constructed for the transportation of general cargo at sea and on land (road or rail) throughout the world and will be suitable for the environmental conditions imposed by those modes of transport. All materials used in the construction are able to withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -40C to +70C without effect on container’s strength and water tightness

  • Constructed with steel frames, fully vertically corrugated steel side and end walls, die-stamped corrugated steel roof, wooden or bamboo flooring, corrugated double hinged doors
  • Made from extremely tough Corten Steel
  • Exterior x 3 coats of paint. Interior x 2 coats of paint
  • Marine Plywood Floor or Bamboo Floor with a Polyurethane Finish
  • Tarpaulin covering entire Roof
  • Lockbox – For added security (only on new)
  • Full door seals to ensure weather tightness and vermin proof.
  • Forklift Pockets – For onsite moves
  • Double Locking Gear.

Delivery Options: Swing lift Truck, Hiab truck or Flat deck. Flat deck delivery is the cheapest option but does require the customer to have a site crane or forklift.

Need help with dimensions? View our dimensions page

Frequently asked questions

How do Open Top Containers work?

Open Top Containers are usually loaded from the top where a usual container roof would be. Once loading has finished, they are secured by a tarpaulin cover and roof bows to keep the goods protected from the elements.

Are there different Open Top Shipping Container sizes?

Open Top Containers are available in 20ft and 40ft sizes.

What are the advantages of Open Top shipping containers?

The main advantage with Open Top containers is the ability to transport and/or store large and oversized items that can’t be loaded through the front or side door of a shipping container. The tarpaulin cover is easily removed and fixed and also makes the container breathable as well.

What is the payload?

Most Open Top Containers have a payload of approximately 28,000kgs.

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