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
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.

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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Reviews of Our Customers

Dan Crouch
Dan Crouch
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!
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mike epperson
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
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nanako peace
Marlyn is really responsive and follow up every steps to make sure it's delivered. Great Service. Looking forward to receiving it.
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Bill Dillashaw
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
Purchased a 20' container from Pelican. Pelican provided representative pictures. Container was in excellent condition. Delivered as promised. And the price was right.
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curtis brown
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.
Shawn Leon
Shawn Leon
Valery was very helpful, and very fast with the answers to all of my questions. They processed my order swiftly and delivered the next day and really helped me out. Highly recommended.
Tim Olson
Tim Olson
Administration was great, container was delivered and placed on site with no issues
Aurelie Jean
Aurelie Jean
Great experience with Pelican, I highly recommend, we receive a brand new 40' HC container with all certification needed for export.
Heather Wagner
Heather Wagner
Pelican Containers are an amazing company to work with! From the sales rep to the delivery driver, they all worked with a very high level of integrity. This America based business answered the phone when we called, they checked up and followed through with all our requests. We had daily communication with the sales rep during the purchase process. When the driver was on his way with our delivery, and he knew that he was running behind, he called to let us know a more exact time he would arrive. He was easy to work with and was not in a hurry to off load the containers. He was thorough with the placement of the containers, making sure that they were where we wanted them. We will do business with this company again!


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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