Introducing our brand new range of new 20ft high cube LEFT HAND side opening shipping containers!
These new 20ft side opening shipping containers are very popular with customers wanting quick and easy access to items stored. Often used for pallets, or for the storage of large and bulky items that won’t fit through the end doors of a shipping container. These containers offer full unobstructed side access which make them a fantastic option for a quicker loading/unloading process or for unusually sized cargo.
As you look from the outside at the end opening doors, the side opening doors are on the left hand side. The vast majority of 20ft side opening shipping containers are built with right hand side opening doors, which makes this range very specialised and will typically be best for a customer who really needs the doors in this configuration. We often have small volumes of these 20ft side opening shipping containers held in stock but recently some new batches have been pre-orderd and sold before they land in the UK.
These side 9ft 6 high 20ft high cube side opening shipping containers come in at a fair premium over the standard height 8ft 6 high alternative, so if you don’t need the extra height we recommend checking out the standard height range.
For export use these 20ft side opening shipping containers are very popular for vehicles or oversize items – anything that you can’t easily load through the end doors of a container. Only some of the ranges of side opening containers we have available have floor mounted lashing points along the opening sides (all containers still have the lashing rings on the floor line along the closed side) – so if you need these for securing your cargo just let us know before you order. If they aren’t available on the factory built option we can refit a container to include these floor mounted lashing points. As standard left hand opening 20ft side opening shipping containers do not come with as many floor mounted lashing points so if a number is essential please ask!
For storage use these offer excellent easy and quick access to your goods. If you need to store pallets, a traditional shipping container may be problematic as you might have to move all other cargo out to get to the back of the container, so the side opening container is an ideal solution. Also if you have any rapid response storage requirements, or if you’re storing any stock that is simply too big to fit through the end doors in a shipping container.
As with all new containers, this range of 20ft side opening shipping containers is built in china and has done 1 trip into the UK, as with any containers that have done a trip from china you may expect 1 or 2 small dinks or other imperfections consistent with this first trip, you can read more about this on our recent news article ‘what to expect from a one trip shipping container’
Below we’ve made a video to show how the doors operate on our ranges of 20ft side opening shipping containers to help answer a very common question. Door panel sizes do vary from one range to the next but all doors we’ve seen operate in the same manner and will always fold back onto the sides as shown in the video.
Please be aware the video below is for a RIGHT SIDE opening container and this product is LEFT SIDE, but the doors operate in the same way:
We have a superb range of other side opening containers, including 4 other types of 20ft side opening shipping container. Please feel free to check out our post on the different types of side opening shipping containers that are available if you want to check out the options.
Technical Information for 20ft shipping containers
Please note whilst we have tried to be as accurate as possible, some measurements (notably internal measurements) can vary slightly with the development and modernisation of manufacturing techniques over time. We recommend considering a circa 1 inch (2.5cm) tolerance. Where possible we have given a range on known variations in dims between ranges but we can’t guarantee this to be totally accurate for all ranges. If you have a specific sized problem or item to load that’s near these dims please double check with us in advance and if needs be we will get someone to measure the exact container for you.
Please see further down for 20ft side opening container specs
|Height||8ft 6ins (2.59m)|
|Length||19ft 4ins (5.898m)|
|Width||7ft 8ins (2.33-2.35m)|
|Height||7ft 10ins (2.38-2.39m)|
|Width||7ft 8ins (2.33-2.38m)|
|Height||7ft 6ins (2.28m)|
|Floor Area||150sqft (13.93m²)|
|Cubic Capacity||1172 cu ft (33.18m3)|
|Weight||1.8-2.4 tons (1800-2400 Kgs)|
|Max Cargo (Export only)||21500 Kgs – 28,235 Kgs (Different max cargo weights available)|
|Width||1ft 2ins (360mm)|
|Height||4 1/2ins (115mm)|
|Centre to Centre||6ft 9ins +/- 2ins (2050mm +/- 50mm)|
20ft side opening Shipping Container technical specs (as above unless listed)
|Width||7ft 3ins – 7ft 6ins (2.224m – 2.287m)|
|Height||7ft 5ins – 7ft 10ins (2.273-2.39m)|
|Side Door Opening|
|Width||18ft 8ins – 19ft 1ins (5.702m – 5.820m)|
|Height||7ft 1ins- 2ins (2.159-2.189m)|
|Cubic Capacity||1097 cu.ft (31.1 cu.m)|
|Weight (Single side door unit)||2.93 tons (2930 Kgs, 6460 lbs)|
|Max Cargo (Export only)||21070 Kgs-26280 Kgs (46450 – 57938lbs)|