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

Product Reference: 2722
  • 40ft x 8ft x 9ft 6 high
  • For site storage or export use
  • Almost 40ft of full unobstructed side access!
  • High security lock boxes on all doors
  • Circa 5 year CSC plate for export use
  • Waist high locking handles for easy door operation
  • Very limited availability
  • Be aware: thicker bottom rail than a standard end opening container (circa 453mm)
  • Limited availability so please enquire. Regional prices will vary subject to location.
Price from: £11,250.00 +VAT

How to Order

Call us free on 0808 1234 215 quoting product reference 2722 or request a callback.

We are open 8:30am – 5pm, Weekdays

Product Description

These one trip (new) 40ft high cube side opening shipping containers offer excellent capacity, easy flexible access and a superb level of security. They are ideal if you need to store pallets, large oversize items or for emergency response setups where you may need access to a variety of kit at very short notice.

This style / range of shipping container is on offer as a one trip (new) option only, this is a relatively new design and the shipping lines do not use them in their own fleets, hence there are no major sources for us to get used equipment and we have to wait to see if any of the customers we have supplied to date, then want to sell one back when they are finished.

These shipping containers are fitted with 1 huge set of side doors 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, or if you have any large bulky items to store that wont’ fit through the end doors of your shipping container.  Some ranges offered do come with 2x sets of side doors and a central pillar also.

This is a relatively new design of shipping container and we are finding the exact specs on different ranges vary slightly. If you need any specific features or specs to your container please let us know. Otherwise we will usually look to quote the nearest or most cost effective option for you as this will be the best option for most customers.

All of our containers will be structurally sound and are all built from Corten (COR-TEN A grade) steel – an anti-rust alloy of steel. When rust does form on cornet steel it is non-porous (it won’t let water through the rust) meaning the metal underneath the surface rust is protected, which in turn means that these containers will last an extremely long time.

When you receive your container, the bottom rail beneath the side opening doors appears to be bent. This is a design feature with the arched design of this rail providing additional rigidity to the side opening portion of the container. It does not impact operation of the side doors. This feature varies by manufacturer and may not be present on your 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.


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 40ft High Cube 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 with different manufacturers of equipment and with different additional features. If you have a specific sized problem or item to load that’s near these dimensions please double check with us in advance and if needs be we will get someone to measure your exact container before delivery.

The following technical data was taken from one range of new 40ft high cube end opening containers.

Length 40ft (12.19m)
Width 8ft (2.43-2.45m)
Height 9ft 6ins (2.90m)
Length 12.032m
Width 2.352m
Height 2.698m
Door Opening
Width 2.340m
Height 2.585m
Floor Marine plywood circa 28mm thick
Cubic Capacity below load line 76.4cu.m
Weight 5900 – 6600 kgs
Max Cargo (Export only) 28000 Kgs +
Fork Pockets Typically no longer provided, when provided only for empty movement

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