Open Top Shipping Container Specifications

Open top containers do not have solid roofs instead they have removable bows and a weatherproof tarpaulin roof which can be secured with ropes and allows for a significantly simplified loading and unloading process, the door header may also be swung out allowing for easier access to the cargo. Open top containers are ideal for bulky cargo such as machinery. The removable bows on open top containers are not there solely to hold the tarpaulin cover but also to add stability to the ocean container, therefore flat rack containers can be more suited to over height cargoes. Lashing rings in the container are used to secure and prevent shifting of the cargo during transit; these lashing rings can hold loads of up to 1,000kg.

Container Specifications

Max Gross Weight:  34,000kgs (4,950 lb)

Tare Weight: 2,740 kg (6,040 lb)

Payload: 31,260 kg (31,260 lb)

External Dimensions:

Length: 6,058mm (19′-10″)

Width: 2,438mm (8′-0″)

Height: 2,591mm (8′-6″)

Collapsible Height: 370mm (1′-2″)

Internal Dimensions:

Length (between end panels): 6,058 mm (19′-6″)

Width (between corner posts): 5,612 mm (18′-2″)

Width (over bottom side rail): 2,210 mm (7′-2″)

Height (side rail to top casting): 2,213 mm (7′-2″)

Max Gross Weight: 32.500 kg (71.650lb)

Tare Weight: 3,720 kg (8,200lb)

Payload: 28,780 kg (63,450lb)

External Dimensions:

Length: 2,192 mm (40′-0″)

Width: 2,438 mm (8′-0″)

Height: 2,591 mm (8′-6″)

Internal Dimensions:

Length: 12,032 mm (39′-1″)

Width: 2,352 mm (7′-6″)

Height: 2,393 mm (7′-8″)

Door Opening:

Width: 2,352 mm (7′-6″)

Height: 2,280 mm (7′-4″)


Cubic Capacity: 67.7 m3 (2.390 ft.3)

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