40ft Open Top Container Dimensions:

External measurement 12.192m/2.438m/2.591m ( 40’/8’/8’6 )
Internal measurement 12.032m/2.352m/2.348m ( 39’6/7’9/7’10 )
Floor area 28.33m2 ( 305sqft )
Volume 66.4 m3 ( 2,345 cu ft )
Maximum Gross weight 32,500kg ( 71,650 lbs )
Tare Weight 3,650 kgs ( 8,046 lbs )
Payload Weight 28,850 kg ( 63,600 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

40ft Open Top Container Usability

  • These 40ft open top shipping containers are ideal for lengthy cargo like metal tubes and beams, as well as large equipment like gensets and storage tanks.
  • The open top design makes it easy to load and off-load large and long cargo using cranes.
  • The entire container is designed to withstand bumps and other external forces that can otherwise damage your cargo.
  • The entire length of the floor is lined with durable timber that acts as a durable cladding that keeps the heavy cargo from coming in contact with the hard metal floor.
  • The wooden layer of the floor also helps keep your cargo in place and prevents slippage.
  • Most 40ft 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 and control temperature.
  • Multiple lashing points are located in precise areas to keep your cargo protected from excessive movements, especially during long sea travel.

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

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!


Can heavy machinery fit inside a 40Ft 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 40Ft 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 40Ft 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 40Ft open top shipping containers. We offer 40Ft 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 40Ft shipping containers for sale?

If you’re going to buy 40Ft open top container for one-time transportation of materials, you can opt to buy a used 40ft 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 40Ft open top containers for sale at Pelican Containers. We sell used 20 and 40 feet long containers in great condition and they are always in stock.

How much are used 40Ft shipping containers?

This will depend on the dimensions and size but you will typically save up to 30% on used ones compared to new 40Ft 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 40ft shipping containers for sale.

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