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20ft Open Side Shipping Container

20FT Open Side New (One Trip) & Used Shipping Container


Side opening containers are an engineering masterpiece. The design has amazing versatility with hinged doors opening on one side of the container and another set of double doors on one end.

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Designed and built for secure storage and mobility, the 20ft open side shipping container gives you the freedom to access interior cargo from a side door point of entry. The 20ft open side shipping container is weatherproof, mobile, and fits in a standard parking space.

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Our 20ft open-side shipping containers have a pair of double-hinged doors along one side of the container giving full side access – as well as a pair of double doors at the end.



Open sided containers have doors along the 20ft side and at one end. They are ideal for storing long lengths of materials or pallets that need to be loaded by machine. Full-side access containers are also ideal for conversion into bundled containers for the storage of ISO tanks and barrels.

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Made from durable corrosion-resistant Corten steel, this 20FT container is perfect for your home or business storage needs. Shipping containers are very secure, watertight and portable, should you need to relocate.

Our containers are manufactured to the highest standards with welded tie-down points included on both upper and lower rails, ten air vents to ensure good airflow, a lockbox for additional security, and a heavy-duty marine grade plywood floor that safeguards your valuables, keeping them clean and dry.

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  • For site storage or export use
  • Comes with a circa 5-year CSC (for export)
  • High-security lock box/padlock covers on both sets of doors
  • Full unobstructed side opening access and end opening doors
  • Guaranteed wind & watertight
  • Heavy-duty rubber seal on all doors
  • Marine plywood floor
  • Fantastic long-term value
  • Corten steel construction (COR-TEN A grade)
  • Multiple lashing points for shipping/strapping
  • Available in Blue (RAL5010 or RAL5013) and Green (RAL6007 or RAL6028)
  • Regional prices will vary subject to location.

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These one-trip (new) 20ft side opening shipping containers are very popular with customers who want quick and easy access to items stored within. Often used for pallets, or for the storage of large and bulky items that won’t fit through the end doors of a standard shipping container.

Recently we have seen a lot more interest in conversions, turning 20ft side opening shipping containers into self-contained mobile exhibition stands, cafes snack stands, and retail outlets. We also find these very popular for generator housings, biomass boilers, and for several specialised engineering applications.

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As you look from the outside at the end opening doors, the side opening doors are always to the right-hand side of the unit as seen when looking at the standard cargo doors. Left-hand side opening containers are available sometimes but not as often we we’d like.

For export use these one-trip 20ft side opening shipping containers are very popular for vehicles or oversize items i.e. anything that you can’t easily load through the end doors of a container. Only some of the ranges of side-opening containers have floor-mounted lashing points – if you need these for securing your cargo please make tins clear to us at the time you request a price.



  • NEW – One Trip Only
  • CSC plated (gross weight) max: 24 ton
  • All Corten Steel construction
  • One pair of double doors at the end & one pair double hinged doors along one side
  • Two locking bars on each door
  • 2 x forklift pockets on each side
  • 28mm Marine Plywood Floor on steel cross members
  • 8 Vents


External Length (m)6.06

External Width (m)2.44

External Height (m)2.59

Internal Length (m)5.95

Internal Width (m)2.29

Internal Height (m)2.39

Door Width (m)2.34

Side Door Width (m)5.82

Door Height (m)2.28

Weight (kg)3120

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For storage use, these offer excellent easy access to secure storage. If you need to store pallets but don’t want to spend your time digging out a pallet from the wrong end of a standard shipping container then this solution is ideal. Also, if you need rapid access to items, or if you’re storing any stock that is simply too big to fit through the end doors in a shipping container, a side-opening container is an ideal solution.

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Regional availability and prices will vary slightly, so please contact us for a quote. As a rough guide, these are around twice the price of a standard, end-opening new build container – there’s a lot of specialized engineering that goes into these side doors and as they are specialist containers they aren’t built in the sorts of volumes that standard shipping containers are built in – so the factories can’t offer the same economies of scale.20ft Standard Open Side Container High - Shipping Containers

If price is a major concern please do get in touch to discuss, we may be able to offer several other solutions such as fitting cargo doors or roller shutters into the side of a new or used shipping container. We may also be able to take a container and modify it to have curtain access along the side. If it helps you are more than welcome to call us during office hours and we can chat through various options and rough costs to help you decide what might be the best / most viable option for you before firming up prices in writing.

 Door panel sizes do vary from one range to the next but all doors we’ve seen operate in the same manner and will always fold back onto the sides

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Please be advised that these are sold as ‘one trip containers’ and are not brand new. All of our shipping containers are built in the factory in China or the Far East and have done 1 trip to the US since new. Some minor cosmetic wear may be evident from this initial trip. Minor dents and scrapes are reasonably common, as are tire marks inside your container where a forklift truck or similar may have unloaded goods from inside the container.

All of our containers are checked over at Inter-modal Containers Ltd before sale and are sold with our wind and watertight guarantees. You can read more on what wear we consider acceptable in our recent article What to expect from a one-trip shipping container.

This range of 20ft side opening shipping containers is the most commonplace and ordinarily the most cost-effective option for general storage uses.

We have a superb range of other side-opening containers, including 4 other types of 20ft side-opening shipping containers. Please feel free to check out our post on the different types of side-opening shipping containers that are available if you want to check out the options for taller or wider options, or with the side doors in different configurations.

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Shipping container conditions.NEW “One Trip” containers are shipped from Asia with a single container cargo load. These containers are referred to as “new” or in “like new” condition. One-trip containers are ideal if appearance and longevity are top priorities.

USED cargo-worthy containers are certified for global transport based on the condition of the doors, floor, walls, and ceiling. Dents, rust, and corroded paint may be present. The unit is leakproof.

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Do you want to buy a shipping container or multiple shipping containers? A shipping container, or a dry van container, is mostly used for transportation purposes. Nowadays, however, shipping containers are commonly used for storage purposes. These types of containers are suited for transporting goods by road, railway, or over water.

How to Buy Shipping Containers Online

Not sure how the process of buying a shipping container online works? We offer NEW & USED shipping containers for sale through a simple online buying process.

Explore our unique virtual depot where you can browse our range of new and used shipping containers for sale, storage containers for sale, portable container site offices, and converted shipping containers. If you can’t see what you want, just ask! You’ll be amazed at what we can do with the humble shipping container.

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Inter-modal Containers Ltd products and solutions. We can provide standard, insulated, refrigerated, freezer, and office containers in 10′ – 45′ standard, custom, or high cube sizes.

If you require easy accessibility to your cargo, our fleet of shipping containers for sale offers an assortment of entry configurations, including quad doors, doors on both ends, roll-up doors, or open side doors.

Purchase air-conditioned job-site offices, trade show booths, living spaces, or extra-large dry storage units for your personal or company items. All units are leak-proof and durable for relocation, pack-up, and shipping.

We believe in providing up-front and transparent pricing to our customers.

Using Your Container For Export? You’ll Need a CSC Survey.

For customers who plan to export their container, please make sure to purchase a CWO (cargo-worthy) or One Trip container as well as a CSC Survey. Please note that we cannot move loaded containers, and strongly recommend customers that who are exporting their container work with their shipping company to pick up the container after the survey is complete.

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Inter-modal Containers Ltd warranty. Each storage container is durable, secure, and weatherproof. The Warranty Coverage Period for New ISO shipping containers is ten years from the date of purchase from Inter-modal Containers Ltd. The Warranty Coverage Period for Used Cargo Worthy ISO shipping containers is five years from the date of purchase from us. A leakproof unit guarantee is included.

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During the warranty period, we will repair, using new or refurbished replacement parts, or replace units or parts of a container at no charge. Under normal use and maintenance, the container must prove defective because of improper material or workmanship.

Delivery services. Inter-modal Container Ltd transforms an essential service into the customer experience with on-demand storage unit delivery services for customers. We need to know things like door direction, and site contact, and that you have enough space for the truck to deliver the container safely.

Customers have scheduled deliveries to ensure consistency. At Inter-modal Containers Ltd, we have a dedicated team that helps our customers to plan better and operate smarter. Emergency transportation services are available. Reduce your overall logistics costs and request our 3 – 7-day truck and trailer delivery move.

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Wide range of shipping containers for sale & unrivaled service from container experts.

Shipping containers are available in 8ft, 10ft, 20ft, 30ft, and 40ft lengths and various configurations, and also a range of flat pack storage containers for use where access is limited. Our experienced team of trained and motivated drivers makes the difference when it comes to delivery, saving you time, effort, and money by doing everything as safely as possible to meet your needs.

We will not leave the site until the doors have been checked, the unit has been correctly leveled and you are entirely happy. We get positive feedback from delighted customers on our drivers every day. If you need to modify your container please contact our container conversions division, with a team of welders, fabricators, carpenters, and electricians nearly anything is possible.

Selecting the right container & buying containers online

Browse the website for new and used containers that meet your requirements. If you are unsure please contact our container sales team for advice and information. If you wish to pay by credit card you can buy your container online. Select your container and accessories and follow the simple checkout process. Please note that transport costs on the website are calculated from our HQ in Suffolk. For nationwide shipping container sales please complete an online inquiry form or contact us to ensure that we offer the most competitive delivery rates as we may have availability at a depot closer to you.

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2 reviews for Buy 20ft Open Side Shipping Container Super premium

  1. Brandon T

    We needed 3 units in a rush to assist with a problem at our work site and l Inter-modal container were able to meet our tight timelines and deliver a product beyond our expectations. Thank you to Denis and the team.

  2. Paul D

    I bought a 20′ tall container and before it was delivered I called Mr Bright about having a roll-up door installed. he got the plan drawn up and had it scheduled to be installed. After it was installed he helped me schedule to have it delivered. I was very pleased with the driver, Charlie. He got it exactly where I wanted it. I was very pleased with my experience with Inter-modal Container Ltd.

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