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Open top containers

Open top container

Open top shipping containers have an open top covered by a tarpaulin instead of a solid roof. This enables oversized cargo such as timber and scrap metal to be loaded from the top. Open top shipping containers normally have end doors to give flexibility to loading and discharging operations.

Open top shipping container dimensions

Specific dimensions and capacity of open top shipping containers may vary depending on the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner. The specifications listed below are, however, representative.

20' open top shipping container

Tara weight   Payload capacity Cubic capacity 
 2,350 kg 28,130 kg  32.5 m3 
 5,181.8 lbs  62,026.7 lbs  1,147.3 cu ft

 Internal  Door opening  Roof opening
 Length Width  Height   Width  Height Width  Length 
 5.9 m  2.35 m 2.38 m   2.34 m 2.28 m   2.23 m 5.44 m
 19.3 ft  7.7 ft 7.8 ft  7.7 ft  7.4 ft  7.3 ft  17.8 ft 

 

40' open top shipping container

Tara weight   Payload capacity Cubic capacity 
 3,850 kg 26,630 kg  66.4 m3 
 8,489.3 lbs  58,719.2 lbs  2,343.9 cu ft

 Internal  Door opening  Roof opening
 Length Width  Height   Width  Height Width  Length 
 12.03 m  2.35 m 2.38 m   2.34 m 2.29 m   2.21 m 11.57 m 
 39.5 ft  7.7 ft 7.8 ft  7.7 ft  7.5 ft  7.3 ft  38 ft 

 

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