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

Product Reference: 5713
  • 20ft long x 8ft wide x 9ft 6 high
  • Not readily available –20ft High Cube Side Opening Shipping Containers (One Trip / New) in stock
  • 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)
Price from: POA
Out of stock

How to Order

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Product Description

These left hand side opening are not readily available. We would recommend 20ft High Cube Side Opening Shipping Containers (One Trip / New) which are much more common and will be a far more cost effective option.

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 currently do not have any stock of these 20ft side opening shipping containers.

If left hand side opening is the only option for your storage needs we can take a right hand side opening unit and fit an additional set of doors at the front end of the unit.

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.

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.


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:

All prices advertised are excluding delivery, please contact us or fill in our online quote form if you would like a quote for one of these containers.

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 High Cube Side Opening 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.

Length 20ft (6.058-6.096m)
Width 8ft (2.43-2.45m)
Height 9ft 6ins (2.9m)
Length 19ft 4ins (5.898m)
Width 7ft 6ins (2.28-2.3m)
Height 8ft 6ins (2.6-2.61m)
Rear Door Opening
Width 7ft 3ins (2.2-2.35m)
Height 8ft 1ins (2.47m)
Side Door Opening
19ft 2ins (5.8m-5.85m)
Height 8ft 1ins (2.45-2.55m)
Floor Area 145sqft (13.45m²)
Cubic Capacity 1241 cu ft (35.1m3)
Weight 3.2-3.4 tons (3340 Kgs)
Max Cargo (Export only) 27,000 Kgs – 28,000 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)

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