40ft High Cube Shipping Container Dimensions:

At Pelican Containers you can buy a 40ft open side shipping container in the following dimensions:

External measurement 12m/2.43m/2.9m (high) (40’/8’/9’6″)
Internal measurement 11.8m/2.35m/2.7m (high) (39’4″/7’8″/8’10″)
Maximum Gross weight 28,000 kgs ( 61,729 lbs )
Tare Weight 3,660 kgs ( 8,068 lbs )
Payload capacity 24,340 kgs ( 53,660 lbs )
Floor area: 28.33m2 ( 305sqft )
Volume: 74.8m³ ( 2,641ft³ )
Side Door Access 11.8m x 2.3m ( 38′ 9″ x 7′ 7″ )
Structure Steel doors, sides and roof. Timber floor
Designed, Built and Certified ISO Certified

40ft High Cube Open Side Shipping Container Usability:

What are the benefits of shipping cargo? Read some of them below and choose the right conex box for your cargo.

  • Perfect for intermodal transportation.
  • Side opening allows loading in orders.
  • Can be partitioned to segregate diverse articles.
  • Extra height and open side make them easy to remodel.

Container Buyer’s Guide

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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 40ft open side shipping container?

It depends on what you want to use the side containers for. You can buy a used 40ft 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 40ft 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 40ft open side shipping container.

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