Open Top Shipping Containers

Our 20’ and 40’ open top containers are part of our specialised equipment range. They are ideal for transporting oversized and overheight cargo.

More about open tops:

If you need to ship bulk freight that simply won’t fit into a standard shipping container, then half height and full height open top containers are the perfect solution.

Manufactured using the same materials and specifications as a standard 20’ and 40’ container, ‘open tops’ have the metal roof removed and replaced with a tarpaulin cover, to ensure it remains watertight. The tarpaulin canvas roof offers extra height and capacity inside the container for a variety of different shipping uses.

Ideal for loading and unloading via crane or ‘crab’ bucket overhead, or via the steel container doors at one end. Open Top containers normally have a moving or detachable top frame above the doors. They are often used to transport machinery, timber, steel and scrap metal to name a few!


Enquire today if you require a 20’ or 40’ open top shipping container!

20ft open top shipping container in orange

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