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

Side Opening Shipping Container
Side Opening Shipping Container
Product Reference: 2247
  • 20ft long x 8ft wide x 9ft 6 high
  • Full side access doors as well as end opening doors
  • For site storage or export use
  • High security factory fitted lock boxes (padlock covers) on both doors
  • Ideal for quick and easy pallet access, extra height can allow for pallet stacking
  • 28mm Marine plywood floor
  • Circa 5 year CSC plate (for export use)
  • Limited availability so please enquire. Regional prices will vary subject to location.
Price from: £6,850.00 +VAT

How to Order

Call us free on 0808 1234 215 quoting product reference 2247 or request a callback.

We are open 8:30am – 5pm, Weekdays

Product Description

Introducing our range of one trip (new) 20ft high cube side opening shipping containers. These have only come into the UK market in the last few years.

Ideal for quick and easy pallet access, many customers like the additional 30cm / 1ft of internal height to allow them to stack pallets or store even bigger items than can’t fit into our standard height 20ft side opening units. These high cube containers can also take most common sizes of fork lift should you want to run one in and out of your container. These units themselves can be stacked if needed to allow super easy super secure storage options for industrial operations.

Built to full cargo spec these 20ft high cube side opening shipping containers have a circa 5 year CSC plate for export use which can be renewed if needed (subject to suitability – much like a car MOT).

For static site storage use these are ideal for storage or items you want to get at quickly and easily, or for the storage of oversize items that simply can’t fit through the end doors of a container. Typically available in green or blue options, we can always repaint these any colour if required, or modify or convert these for a specific use.

These units come with a circa 28mm thick marine treated plywood floor throughout and are usually available with floor mounted lashing points (for strapping down your cargo). High security lock boxes (padlock covers) are supplied on each set of double doors.

Stored across the UK, these are specialist items and stocks can be sporadic. We can move these to any of our other UK locations at short notice. Viewings are usually available by arrangement.

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 of 20ft side opening shipping containers.

You can also check out our video showing the door operation on a 20ft side opening container below: (This video shows an 8ft 6 high model, and widths of the ‘inner and outer’ doors on the long side will vary depending on the factory that built them, but the way the doors operate is the same between different factories)

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 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
Width 19ft 2ins (5.8m-5.85m)
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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