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What is an open top container?

Open top container

Open top containers have an open top that can be covered with a tarpaulin. This gives the option to load and unload extra large cargo such as heavy machinery, from the top of the container. Open top containers also have standard loading door for even more flexible loading- and unloading options

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Dimensions and loading capacity of an open top container

The specific dimensions and loading capacity of 20FT and 40FT open top containers are depending on the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner. Below specifications are representative for the most available open top containers.

20FT open top 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

 

40FT open top 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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