An open side shipping container with double doors on one end is like the fully-enclosed standard metal shipping containers except one of its sides has bi-fold doors instead of a wall. The additional bi-fold doors can be opened on one side or completely opened and removed.

Open Side Shipping Container
With Double Doors on One End

Open Side Shipping Container With Double Doors on One End

An open side shipping container with double doors on one end is like the fully-enclosed standard metal shipping containers except one of its sides has bi-fold doors instead of a wall. The additional bi-fold doors can be opened on one side or completely opened and removed.

Open side shipping containers with double doors on one end come in 20-foot, 40-foot sizes. They are also available as 40-foot High Cubes. High Cube containers are one foot higher than standard containers inside, which gives one more vertical room

An open side storage container is also known as a:
• Side access container
• Full-side access container
• Side opening storage container

How big Is an Open Side Shipping Container?

It can be a challenge to picture exactly how big a container can be. Here are a few everyday guidelines to help you.

20 FT

40 FT

40 FT
High Cube (HC)

How much space will it take up outside?

Slightly bigger than a large single parking bay

Slightly bigger than a two large single parking bays head to toe

Slightly bigger than a two large single parking bays head to toe

How high is it externally?

About half a foot shorter than standard ceiling height (9ft)

About half a foot shorter than standard ceiling height (9ft)

About half a foot shorter than standard ceiling height (9ft)

How high is the inside?

About a foot and a couple of inches lower than standard ceiling height

About two inches lower than standard ceiling height (9ft)

About two inches lower than standard ceiling height (9ft)

What can I fit through the door?

You will fit a standard queen-sized mattress carried flat through the door. There will be about a foot on either side.

You will fit a standard queen-sized mattress carried flat through the door. There will be about a foot on either side.

You will fit a standard queen-sized mattress carried flat through the door. There will be about a foot on either side.

What can I fit inside?

One average-sized car or SUV

Two average-sized cars or SUVs parked head to toe

Two average-sized cars or SUVs parked head to toe

20 FT Open Side Shipping Container

What are the Dimensions of an Open Side Shipping Container?

Here are the approximate dimensions of the most common dry van shipping container sizes.

20 FT

40 FT

40 FT
High Cube (HC)

External Dimensions

20′ long

8′ wide

8’6″ high

40′ long

8′ wide

8’6″ high

20′ long

8′ wide

9’6″ high (1ft taller)

Internal Dimensions

19’3″ long

7’8″ wide

7’9″ high

39’5″ long

7’8″ wide

7’9″ high

39’5″ long

7’8″ wide

8’10” high

How wide is the door?

7’8″ wide

7’5″ high

7’8″ wide

7’5″ high

7’8″ wide

8’6″ high

What is the internal floor space?

147 sq.ft.

302 sq.ft.

302 sq.ft.

What is the volume? (Cubic Feet)

1,144 sq.ft.

2,343 sq.ft.

2,670 sq.ft.

What does it weigh empty? (Tare)

4,000 – 5,000 lbs

8,000 lbs

9,000 lbs

What Can This Type of Container Be Used For?

Open side shipping containers with double doors on one end can be used for many things.

It’s ideal for transporting or storing bulky items that won’t fit through the standard double doors on one end.

Makes loading and unloading the container easier. A forklift can drop or collect cargo by driving into the container or retrieving from the side.

It can be easily modified into a pop-up shop or a lock-up-and-go coffee shop. We have modified these into portable gym containers.

Open Side Shipping Container Conditions

Open side shipping containers are available in New One Trip condition. This means they will be in like new condition since they have only been used for one trip from the factory in Asia to the USA. Please note the container will have minor scratches and may have minor dings and dents caused mostly from container handling equipment and being lashed together with other containers on the ship to the USA.

Alternatives to Open Side Shipping Containers

Both roll up doors and sliding doors offer a cost effective alternative to Open Side containers. On-site Storage solutions can modify new or used containers to meet your requirements.

ROLL UP / SLIDING DOORS

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