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

Product Reference: 2224
  • 20ft long x 8ft wide x 8ft 6 high
  • For site storage or export use
  • Side opening doors on both long sides
  • For site storage or export use
  • 6 Cargo lashing points on each top and bottom rail
  • High security lock boxes (padlock covers) on all doors
  • Circa 5 year CSC plate (for export use)
  • Marine plywood floor
  • Limited availability so please enquire. Regional prices will vary subject to location.
Price from: POA

How to Order

Call us free on 0808 1234 215 quoting product reference 2224 or request a callback.

We are open 8:30am – 5pm, Weekdays

Product Description

These one trip (new) 20ft dual side opening shipping containers are ideal for quick and easy pallet access when you don’t want to shift items out of the way, secure out door workshops or as part of a production line or flow these containers offer maximum flexibility with minimum fuss.

It comes with double cargo doors at one of the ends, and full side access double doors along both long sides of the container. All sets of doors come with high security lock boxes and heavy duty rubber seals. If you don’t need both long sides with opening doors on please check out our range of standard side opening shipping containers which will cost a lot less, come with more colour options and that are more readily available.

If your storing sensitive or hazardous cargo and don’t want to me moving pallets or items in front of the piece you want to get to then this container should be ideal. Also great for emergency response storage, or for conversion into food & drink stands, machinery bays or stores, or even your own James Bond style command and control centre.

There are very few batches sent into the UK every year as these are a highly specilised item so when we do have stocks available they will commonly be in 1 or 2 major port locations and not spread across our network of depots.

As with all our containers sold this comes with our standard wind and watertight guarantee.

For storage use we can also supply keyed alike padlocks, meaning you can have padlocks on each door that open with the same key making day to day use a lot easier.

You can also check out our YouTube video showing the door operation on a 20ft side opening container below: (please note different designs might have slightly different door panel sizes, but all models we have met have the doors operating in the same manor)

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.


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 your exact container before delivery.

Please see further down for 20ft side opening container specs

Length 20ft (6.058-6.096m)
Width 8ft (2.43-2.45m)
Height 8ft 6ins (2.59m)
Length 19ft 4ins (5.898m)
Width 7ft 8ins (2.33-2.35m)
Height 7ft 10ins (2.38-2.39m)
Door Opening
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)
Fork Pockets
Width 1ft 2ins (360mm)
Height 4 1/2ins (115mm)
Centre to Centre 6ft 9ins +/- 2ins (2050mm +/- 50mm)
Side Opening Shipping Container (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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