These used 20ft side opening shipping containers are extremely rare. As the major shipping lines don’t run them in their normal cargo fleets we don’t have anyone feeding large volumes of used side opening containers into the marketplace hence finding good quality ones is extremely difficult.
These specific units have been on hire for a few years and are still in nearly new condition. With some 2011 build and 2013 build units in stock as well as our brand new (AKA one trip) options.
With better regional availability than our new ranges and up to £500 off a new build side opening container price these used options should still offer many years of quality use.
These used 20ft side opening shipping containers are also very popular for static storage of oversize items that can’t fit the our the end doors on a shipping container, for quick and easy pallet access or for overnight secure delivery drop offs, these units offer fantastic flexibility and we expect they will also hold their value very well over the next 10-15 years.
As you look at the end opening doors from the outside, the side opening doors will always be to the right hand side (unless you are specifically after a left hand side opening side opener) For more info on the door operation you watch our YouTube video showing the door operation on a 20ft side opening shipping container below:
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)|