20ft Open Top Shipping Containers

20ft Open Top Shipping Containers

The 20ft Open Top container is meant for cargo that can be loaded with a crane from the upper side. The 20-foot Open Top container can be used for special and heavy goods. The new and used Open Top container has been made out of corten steel and provided with a wooden floor, galvanized locking equipment, removable header and a tarpaulin roof.

Trident Containers sells, leases and rents 20ft Open Top containers. Please contact our sales team for more information on these special containers.


20ft Open Top Shipping Containers

Shipping and general storage aren’t the only uses for 20ft Open Top Shipping Containers. In fact, they can be used for a range of applications including bespoke shop use, pubs, studios and canteens.

The industries they can be used in are just as varied – construction, agriculture, firework shops and sports clubs are just some examples among many others.

We offer a selection of new and used 20ft containers. All are built with 27mm flooring (plywood), a multitude of lashing points and air vents, and are fully watertight and windproof. All new models come with a lock box too, whereas these are optional in used products.

20ft Open Top Shipping Containers Applications

These models are easily convertible, with alterations including window and door alterations, roller shutter doors, and the addition of lighting, heating and electrics: they are our most popular range due to this versatility.

Our 20ft containers are extremely versatile, making them suitable for a range of applications, including custom-made biomass boiler housing, welfare/washroom units chemical storage, pop-up shops, studios, offices, bars & restaurants, workshops, canteens, hotels, temporary laboratories, electrical intake/switch rooms and many more.

They are one of our most popular sizes, and are easily converted. Common modifications include roller shutter doors, bespoke doors and windows, and the addition of heating, lighting and electrics.

What’s included?

Available in standard, high cube, side opening, tunnel and open top. All models are wind and watertight, and come fitted with multiple air vents, a plywood floor, and multiple lashing points.

New and used ranges available. All new models come fitted with a lock box as standard; the lock box is optional for used products.

 You can also purchase a sliding shackle padlock for extra security.


Suitable for a broad range of industries, including construction, agriculture, self- storage, firework shops, supermarkets, retail, leisure and sports clubs, chemical suppliers, and energy companies.

As the nationwide and Canada supplier to Persimmon Homes, we frequently provide 20ft containers for their construction projects.

Click here for our full range of shipping containers for sale.


Type 8ft Standard 10ft Standard 20ft Standard 40ft Standard
External Length 19ft 10½”
External Width 8ft
External Height 8ft 6″
Internal Length 39ft 4″
Internal Width 7ft 8″
Internal Height 7ft 10″
Door Opening Width 7ft 8″
Door Opening Height 7ft 5″
Internal Cubic Capacity 1,170 cu feet
Tare Weight 2,185 kg
Net Load Weight 28,420 kg
Maximum Gross Weight 30,480 kg
Floor Space 305 sq ft


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