20ft Open Side Shipping Container Dimensions:

Are you looking for the right container for shipping cargo? Let’s look at the dimensions of the 20ft opening side shipping containers for sale from Pelican Containers:

External measurement 6.06m/2.44m/2.59m (high) (20’/8’/8’6″ (high))
Internal measurement 5.8m/2.3m/2.25m (19’4″/7’6″/7’4″)
Maximum Gross weight 24,000 kgs ( 52,910 lbs )
Tare Weight 2,940 kgs ( 6,480 lbs )
Payload capacity 21,060 kgs ( 46,430 lbs )
Floor area 13.93m2 ( 150sqft )
Volume 30.4m³  ( 1,073ft³ )
Structure Steel doors, sides and roof. Timber floor
Designed, Built and Certified ISO Certified

20ft Open Side Shipping Container Usability:

Let’s look at some good reasons to buy a 20ft open side shipping container:

  • Excellent transportation units for large machinery.
  • Allows easy loading and offloading, especially with a forklift or pallet truck.
  • Ideal for office space and warehouses.
  • Can easily be altered to accommodate additional doors, windows, heating and cooling elements, etc.
  • An extremely popular choice for conversion into commercial establishments like coffee shops, sports clubs and boutiques.
  • Water, pest, and rodent-proof, equipped with multiple ventilators and lashing points, and fully lockable.

Container Buyer’s Guide

From buying the right container to preparing your site for delivery, we’ll help you avoid the frustrations and unknowns when buying a container. In our container buyer’s guide, you can find all the important information like 20ft open side shipping container price, dimensions, delivery conditions, etc.

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Reviews of Our Customers

Adam Smith
(Jacksonville, Florida)

It was a pleasure to interact with the people in this company. My container was delivered safely and on time. The doors worked well and there were no dents or cracks. Well done!

Demetrius Lucas
(Long Beach, California)

It was a nice experience interacting with the helpful staff at Pelican. The container was in really good condition and perfectly suited my need of a storage shed. Will come back in the future if I need more.

Patricia Wang
(Fort Worth, Texas)

We ordered a 40’ standard container in April but received a 40’ high cube after 10 days. We immediately communicated this to the company and they told we could use the bigger unit at no extra cost. We were delighted!


How can I modify a 20ft open side shipping container?

It depends on what you want to use the side containers for. You can buy a used 20ft side open shipping container and modify it any way you want. For example, you can add a window, a shower, electricity, etc.

How is the open-side shipping container ventilated?

Cross ventilation is used to circulate air in the container. There are ventilation holes on opposite sides of the shipping container. The wind blows air in and out of the container through these openings.

Can I store fuel in a shipping container?

To store and transport flammable substances, you need to use special containers designed for this purpose. It can be dangerous to store fuel in regular shipping containers.

Do used 20ft side open shipping containers for sale need titles?

No. You need a title only for the container chassis, which you will use to transport a 20ft open side shipping container.

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