20ft Side Opening Shipping Containers (Left Hand Side Opening, One Trip / New)
- 20ft long x 8ft wide x 8ft 6 high
- For site storage or export use
- Full side opening access and end opening doors
- Left Handed opening (opens on the other long side to most side openers)
- High security lock boxes on both sets of doors
- Heavy duty rubber seal on all doors
- Guaranteed wind & watertight
- Circa 5 year CSC plate (for export use)
These one trip (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-ordered and sold before they land in the UK,
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 these left hand opening 20ft side opening shipping containers do not come with these floor mounted lashing points.
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.
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.
Please be advised that these are sold as ‘one trip containers’ and are not brand new. All of our shipping containers are built in the factory in China or the far east and have done 1 trip into the UK since new. Some minor cosmetic wear may be evident from this initial trip. Minor dents and scrapes are reasonably common, as are tire marks inside your container where a fork lift truck or similar may have unloaded goods from inside the container.
All of our containers are checked over in our UK depots before sale, and are sold with our wind and watertight guarantees. You can read more on what wear we consider acceptable in our recent article what to expect from a one trip shipping container.
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)|
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