Open top containers

Open top container dimensions 

Open top containers have an open top covered by a tarpaulin instead of a solid roof. This enables oversized cargo such as timber and scrap metal to be loaded from the top. Open top containers normally have end doors to give flexibility to loading and discharging operations.


Open top container dimensions

Specific dimensions and capacity of open top containers may vary depending on the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner. The specifications listed below are, however, representative.


20' open top container

40' open top container

Tare weight
2,200 kg 4,982 lbs 3,860 kg 8,550 lbs
Payload capacity
28,280 kg 62,218 lbs 28,640 kg 63,100 lbs
Cubic capacity
32.2 m3 1,137 cu ft 67 m3 2,336 cu ft
Internal length
5.9 m 19.4 ft 12.02 m 39.5 ft
Internal width
2.35 m 7.8 ft 2.35 m 7.8 ft
Internal height
 2.35 m 7.8 ft 2.35 m 7.8 ft
Door opening width
2.34 m 7.8 ft  2.34 m 7.8 ft
Door opening height
2.29 m 7.6 ft 2.28 m 7.5 ft
Roof opening width
2.25 m 7.4 ft 2.23 m 7.4 ft
Roof opening height
5.78 m 18.11 ft 11.81 m 38.9 ft
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