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

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!
mike epperson
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
nanako peace
nanako peace
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
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.
curtis brown
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!


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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