Side Opening Shipping Containers

At Budget Shipping Containers we boast biggest online range of side opening shipping containers for sale in the UK!

These containers offer excellent capacity, easy flexible access and a superb level of security. They are ideal if you need to store pallets for quick and easy access, large oversize items or where you may need access to a variety of kit at very short notice. They eradicate the issue in standard shipping containers where you may need to remove all cargo to get to items at the back.

opening4These side opening shipping containers are fitted with one huge set of side doors that span the full length of one long side of a shipping container and a single set of end opening doors. This configuration is ideal to ensure that you can access to your goods quickly and easily, especially if you have a large turnover of goods and want to rotate them frequently without the need for expensive warehouse space. Some ranges offered come with a set of side door on both of the long sides also. We have a range of different size side opening container to fit your every need! In this guide we break down the common features and uses for each of these side opening shipping containers.

Of course if your thinking you might want a side opening shipping container but are unsure of the options, we do hope this guide will help. However for further help you always welcome to call us and we can talk through the options – we do after all have a lot of experience with a lot of varies niche uses and you may be surprised what we have come across before.

You can click any of the titles in this article to view the product page on our website which will have more detailed specs for each range and a set of example pictures.

20ft Side Opening Shipping Containers (New / One Trip – standard height)

Our standard height new 20ft side opening containers come pretty much brand new with the odd dink from the one trip from a factory in China. 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 – so if you need these for securing your cargo please make clear to us early on.

These offer excellent easy access secure storage use. If you need to store pallets but don’t want to spend your time digging out a pallet from the wrong end of a standard shipping container then this solution can be ideal. 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.

We have a variety of color options available (Typically Blue or Green options) and as we have a range of suppliers for these units to ensure the best possible coverage, we also have a range of specs and options including recessed lashing rings on the long opening side (not commonly included).

20ft Side Opening Shipping Containers (Used)

Our used 20ft side opening containers offer a more affordable option. Although they are more cost effective they still come with the same wind and waterproof guarantee, CSC plates and offer the same structural quality and security as a new container. They may have some dinks and dents and surface rust but overall they are a very reliable storage and shipping container. These specific units have been on hire for a few years and are still in nearly new. We also have some 2011 build and 2013 build units in stock as well as our brand new (AKA one trip) options.

20ft Side Opening Shipping Containers – (Left Hand Side Opening)

These left handed side opening containers come with the opening side mounted on the left hand side (as you look at the end doors from outside the shipping container) this is the opposite configuration to ‘normal’ and its perfect for customers who want a side opening container but care of their own setup they need the doors opening on this side.

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. These containers are not industry standard but here at Budget shipping containers we can supply them as basic storage containers or with any modifications you desire.

This is a very specialist range of supplies will be a lot more scarce than our standard (right hand side opening) shipping containers. Whilst prices will come in similar to our standard right hand side opening range, we will typicality have few locations holding stocks of these containers so we may have to deliver these from further afield.

20ft High Cube Side Opening Shipping Containers (New)

Our new 20ft high cube side opening containers offer that extra foot of space which would help with those bulky and awkwardly shaped cargo loads. These are very popular with customers who want to modify the container, or use the container to move or house a special machine or production unit (For example generators and biomass plants). Its also proven popular with customer who want to stack pallets or run their forklift inside the shipping container.

For a small increase on price the space really pays for itself and offers extra height especially when loading machinery and vehicles (Forklifts, vans, larger cars).

20ft High Cube Side Opening Shipping Containers – (Left Hand Side Opening)

These 20ft high cude side opening containers are a brand new range for us; high cube left handed side openers again, just like the standard height variations, come with the opening side mounted on the left hand side (as you look at the end doors from outside the shipping container) AND includes that extra foot of space.

This is a very specialist range of supplies will be a lot more scarce than our standard (right hand side opening) shipping containers and, because they are only a handful available in the UK at any one moment, they can demand a small premium on right hand side opening high cubes.

20ft Dual Side Opening Shipping Containers (New / One Trip)

These new 20ft dual side opening shipping containers are ideal for quick and easy pallet access, or for anyone wanting a heavy conversion for specific industrial and retail uses. They come with full side access double doors along BOTH long sides of the container. Some ranges also have the end double cargo doors too.

All sets of doors come with high security lock boxes and heavy duty rubber seals.These obviously come in a fair bit more expensive than the conditioners that only open along one long side. This is a very specialist range and we do suggest where possible giving us plenty of notice if you need one of these.

40ft High Cube Side Opening Shipping Containers (New / One Trip)

These 40ft side door shipping containers are genuine factory built containers and our new ranges come without any central pillar along the long opening side. This provides an easy access point to the cargo in addition to the traditional end opening cargo doors and can fit a lot of specific building site/container setups. with the addition to the extra foot of height it makes moving awkward cargo an easier task. Guaranteed to be wind and watertight and is ready for general site storage use or for export use. offer the UK’s largest online range of shipping containers for sale with a nationwide network of storage and conversion yards and crane equipped delivery vehicles.

If you need a shipping container feel free to browse our online range of shipping containers for sale. You can also call us on freephone 0808 1234 215 any time 9am – 5pm weekdays and our team will be happy to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, you can use our online shipping container quote form or request a telephone callback. In both cases we aim to get back to you within 1-2 working hours (may take longer for more detailed quotes).

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