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Open top container

Open top 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 containers normally also have end doors, like closed containers, to give flexibility for loading and unloading.

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Open top container specifications

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

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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