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Product Description

Need to transport weighty items or large cargo? 20ft open top containers from Pelican Containers can help.

These containers are perfect for transporting boxes of goods, bulky cargo, and hefty items that require extra space. Due to the absence of a roof, you can load and unload your items from above using cranes. But don’t worry about their safety — each open top 20ft container is equipped with a sturdy tarpaulin cover to keep your cargo dry and protected.

They also have multiple lashing points and ventilation points strategically located throughout the interior, so your cargo is also well-ventilated.

But the coolest feature? The floor. It’s lined from end to end with durable timber. This gives the container a solid cladding that ensures your cargo doesn’t have to touch the hard metal floor. Plus, the timber lining helps keep your stuff in place, preventing any slippage during sea and cross-country travels.

Buying A 20Ft Open Top Shipping Container

So, you want to get a 20-foot open top container and are wondering how to do it? Pelican Containers offers both new and used containers, so you’re sure to find something that fits your needs and budget. Our team will help you at every stage — from choosing a container to preparing your site for delivery. If you want to buy a container online or need more info, press “Get a quote” on our website, and one of our team members will call you back to discuss the details.

Options A 20Ft Open Top Shipping Container

At Pelican Containers, we offer new and used 20ft containers with open top for sale:

  • Straight off the production line, new containers are built to last. The high-quality materials used in their construction mean they’re super durable and provide excellent protection for your cargo, even on long journeys.
  • But if you want to save money, our used 20ft open top shipping containers could be your perfect choice. Sure, they may have some wear and tear, but trust us, they’re still in good shape and ready to meet all your shipping needs.

We ensure every container is thoroughly checked to meet our strict quality standards before it gets to you.

Hire A 20ft Open Top Shipping Container

Buying isn’t your only option — you can also hire a 20′ open top container from us. Maybe you’ve got a one-off project, or perhaps you’re not quite ready to commit to owning a container. Whatever your reasons, we offer both short-term and long-term hire options, and you’ll still get the same high-quality container. All those awesome features like the sturdy tarpaulin cover and the handy lashing points — they’re all included in the hire too.

20-foot Open Top Shipping Container Dimensions And Weight

20 ft open top container dimensions make it spacious enough for transporting and storing different cargo types. It has a length of 20 feet, width of 8 feet, and height of 8.6 feet. That’s a lot of room for your bulky cargo, large items, or boxes of goods — whether you’re shipping furniture, machinery, or even a small boat.

As for the weight, we’re talking about some serious capacity here. The maximum gross weight is 67,200 lbs. Subtract the tare weight of the container itself, which is 5,070 lbs, and you’re left with a payload capacity of 62,460 lbs. That’s a whole lot of cargo you can transport safely.

How Is This Container Delivered?

If you’ve decided to purchase a container 20 feet for sale, the delivery process will look like this:

  1. On our website, you’ll see all the details about the container you’ve chosen. Once you’re ready, give us a call or fill out the request form on our site. One of our friendly specialists will contact you back.
  2. Next, we’ll get your container ready for its journey. We make sure it’s securely loaded and well-protected to avoid any mishaps during transport.
  3. Our seasoned drivers will bring your container to you, whether you’re in the United States, the Philippines, or India.
  4. But we don’t just drop off the container and leave you to it — we’ll help with unloading and placement too.

You can also read some handy container delivery guidelines which you can find on our website. But if you have other questions or need additional assistance, feel free to contact us.

Product Description

Need to transport weighty items or large cargo? 20ft open top containers from Pelican Containers can help.

These containers are perfect for transporting boxes of goods, bulky cargo, and hefty items that require extra space. Due to the absence of a roof, you can load and unload your items from above using cranes. But don’t worry about their safety — each open top 20ft container is equipped with a sturdy tarpaulin cover to keep your cargo dry and protected.

They also have multiple lashing points and ventilation points strategically located throughout the interior, so your cargo is also well-ventilated.

But the coolest feature? The floor. It’s lined from end to end with durable timber. This gives the container a solid cladding that ensures your cargo doesn’t have to touch the hard metal floor. Plus, the timber lining helps keep your stuff in place, preventing any slippage during sea and cross-country travels.

Buying A 20Ft Open Top Shipping Container

So, you want to get a 20-foot open top container and are wondering how to do it? Pelican Containers offers both new and used containers, so you’re sure to find something that fits your needs and budget. Our team will help you at every stage — from choosing a container to preparing your site for delivery. If you want to buy a container online or need more info, press “Get a quote” on our website, and one of our team members will call you back to discuss the details.

Options A 20Ft Open Top Shipping Container

At Pelican Containers, we offer new and used 20ft containers with open top for sale:

  • Straight off the production line, new containers are built to last. The high-quality materials used in their construction mean they’re super durable and provide excellent protection for your cargo, even on long journeys.
  • But if you want to save money, our used 20ft open top shipping containers could be your perfect choice. Sure, they may have some wear and tear, but trust us, they’re still in good shape and ready to meet all your shipping needs.

We ensure every container is thoroughly checked to meet our strict quality standards before it gets to you.

Hire A 20ft Open Top Shipping Container

Buying isn’t your only option — you can also hire a 20′ open top container from us. Maybe you’ve got a one-off project, or perhaps you’re not quite ready to commit to owning a container. Whatever your reasons, we offer both short-term and long-term hire options, and you’ll still get the same high-quality container. All those awesome features like the sturdy tarpaulin cover and the handy lashing points — they’re all included in the hire too.

20-foot Open Top Shipping Container Dimensions And Weight

20 ft open top container dimensions make it spacious enough for transporting and storing different cargo types. It has a length of 20 feet, width of 8 feet, and height of 8.6 feet. That’s a lot of room for your bulky cargo, large items, or boxes of goods — whether you’re shipping furniture, machinery, or even a small boat.

As for the weight, we’re talking about some serious capacity here. The maximum gross weight is 67,200 lbs. Subtract the tare weight of the container itself, which is 5,070 lbs, and you’re left with a payload capacity of 62,460 lbs. That’s a whole lot of cargo you can transport safely.

How Is This Container Delivered?

If you’ve decided to purchase a container 20 feet for sale, the delivery process will look like this:

  1. On our website, you’ll see all the details about the container you’ve chosen. Once you’re ready, give us a call or fill out the request form on our site. One of our friendly specialists will contact you back.
  2. Next, we’ll get your container ready for its journey. We make sure it’s securely loaded and well-protected to avoid any mishaps during transport.
  3. Our seasoned drivers will bring your container to you, whether you’re in the United States, the Philippines, or India.
  4. But we don’t just drop off the container and leave you to it — we’ll help with unloading and placement too.

You can also read some handy container delivery guidelines which you can find on our website. But if you have other questions or need additional assistance, feel free to contact us.

20ft Open Top Container Dimensions:

External measurement 6.058m/2.438m/2.591m ( 20’/8’/8’6 )
Internal measurement 5.898m/2.352m/2.348m ( 19’4/7’9/7’8 )
Floor area 13.93m2 ( 150sqft )
Volume 32.5 m3 ( 1,147.3 cu ft)
Maximum Gross weight 30,480kg ( 67,200 lbs )
Tare Weight 2,300 kgs ( 5,070 lbs )
Payload Weight 28,330 kg ( 62,460 lbs)
Accessibility Removable tarpaulin and roof bows, swinging header
Structure
Steel doors and panels, timber floor, tarpaulin roof
Designed, Built and Certified
ISO, TIR, UIC, CSC and ABS approved

20ft Open Top Container Usability

  • Ideal for most types of general cargo like food sacks, coal, and construction materials.
  • The open top design makes it easy to load and off-load cargo using cranes.
  • It is made from industrial-grade materials that can withstand eternal forces that can damage cargo.
  • The entire length of the floor is lined with durable timber to give the container a durable cladding that keeps cargo from being in contact with the hard metal floor.
  • The timber-lined floor also helps keep your cargo in place by preventing slippage during sea and cross-country travel.
  • Most 20ft open top containers for sale have a few vents to prevent cargo sweat. Cargo sweat is harmful condensation that forms when there’s not enough ventilation. Our containers have multiple ventilation chutes to eliminate condensation.
  • Multiple lashing points are located in precise areas to keep your cargo protected from excessive movements.

Dimensions

ft
m
cm

External

Internal

Length

20’
19’4"

Width

8’
7’9"

Height

8’6"
7’8"

External

Internal

Length

6.058
5.898

Width

2.438
2.352

Height

2.591
2.348

External

Internal

Length

605.8
589.8

Width

243.8
235.2

Height

259.1
234.8

Open Top Containers | Shipping Containers for Break Bulk Shipping - Pelican Containers

When goods don’t fit the dimensions of standard shipping containers, think of our open top containers in three sizes.

Container Buyer’s Guide

From buying the right Pelican shipping containers to preparing your site for delivery, we’ll help you avoid the frustrations and unknowns when purchasing a container. If you want to buy a container online in the USA, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can buy shipping containers online in the USA or call us at (+1 305-985-4316).

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Side loaders are used to transport our 20 foot and 40 foot shipping containers. This is the best delivery method for containers at sites that have limited space either in front or behind the area where the container is to be positioned. The container is unloaded between the two outrigger feet of the side loader, approximately half a metre from the side of the truck.

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Hiab cranes lift containers from a mechanism located behind the truck’s cabin. This is used when there is limited space for a side loader or tilt tray. Using a crane means the container is easily positioned at an angle or up on a raised area. It can also be used to place containers over a fence or other obstacles.

Reviews of Our Customers

Dan Crouch
Dan Crouch
2023-05-15
Was able to get the conatiner I wanted at a price that was far better than it's competition. Working with Victoria Evans from Pelican was great and the delivery company they helped me find was spot on. If I need another container, I know exactly where I will go, right back to Pelican!
mike epperson
mike epperson
2023-05-10
Marlyn provided excellent Customer service through the whole process . I wish all companies were so easy to coordinate with .I Receive a high quality container in the time frame agreed upon with no issues. Thank you
nanako peace
nanako peace
2023-04-04
Marlyn is really responsive and follow up every steps to make sure it's delivered. Great Service. Looking forward to receiving it.
Bill Dillashaw
Bill Dillashaw
2023-03-13
Wonderful experience, Great communication with staff, Fair prices with delivery included. When we need another conex this is the first place I'm going to.
Jack Otteson
Jack Otteson
2023-02-02
Purchased a 20' container from Pelican. Pelican provided representative pictures. Container was in excellent condition. Delivered as promised. And the price was right.
curtis brown
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2022-12-20
I was misled as to business hours for pick-up times, but other than that, Marilyn did a great job communicating to me throughout the process. I would purchase from her again.
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FAQ :

Can heavy machinery fit inside a 20Ft open-top sea container?

Open top sea containers are made from high-grade materials that can keep heavy machinery safe while being transported over long distances. These 20Ft open-top sea containers make it easy to load large cargo. The containers being offered by Pelican Containers have timber-covered floors that protect heavy cargo from grinding against the metal. It also has multiple lashing points that keep the cargo immobile while in transit over sea or land.

Where can I buy 20Ft open top containers?

If you’re shipping large items for long distances, you need containers big enough to fit all your cargo. Pelican Containers has a wide array of new and used 20Ft open top shipping containers. We offer 20Ft open top containers that allow easy loading of large items using a hoist or crane. These containers have special provisions like multiple ventilations and lashing points to keep cargo safe during long hauls.

Where can I find used 20Ft shipping containers for sale?

If you’re going to buy 20Ft open top container for one-time transportation of materials, you can opt to buy a used 20Ft container. After all, high-quality containers are sturdy and made from very strong materials that make them damage resistant. In the US, you can find used 20Ft open top containers for sale at Pelican Containers. We sell used 20 and 45 feet long containers in great condition and they are always in stock.

How much are used 20Ft shipping containers?

This will depend on the dimensions and size but you will typically save up to 30% on used ones compared to new 20Ft open top shipping containers. You would need to check if the containers still have good floor cladding to keep cargo from scratching across the metal floor. Also, inspect all lashing points to see if all are intact and in good condition because if two or more are missing, the cargo might not be secured properly. Check out Pelican Containers if you are looking for high-quality used 20Ft shipping containers for sale.

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