Dry Open Top Container Types are similar to the standard dry containers with the difference that instead of a fixed roof they have movable roof which can open to allow for loading and unloading when necessary. Companies which use cranes or rolling bridges to load their products use this type of containers. Examples of products that are loaded in such containers are timbers, scarp metals, long metal or aluminum profiles, pipes, machinery etc.

Open top containers
Cargo containers made of steel, both 20 and 40 feet. Same type as the standard dry containers, except that there is no roof. In place of a standard roof, the open tops are equipped with a tarpaulin made of rubber, held by steel bars Above the doors a moveable transverse bar allows for easier loading and unloading.

The most common dimensions for the dry open top containers are:

  • 20feet
  • 40feet


Below we are listing for your reference information about the dimensions per container type in metric and imperial size. These dimensions are only listed to give you an idea. They are very close to the general standards that exist for these container types but before making any precise calculations for your products it is good to communicate with some freight agents or shipping lines in order to get the exact dimensions of the containers you will be using.

 

20ft Dry Open Top Container Dimensions in Metric Size

Dimension Info
External Internal Internal Door
Length Width Height Length Width Height Width Height
6.058 m 2.438 m 2.591 m 5.902 m 2.350 m 2.348 m 2.340 m 2.280 m
Capacity Info
CUBIC CAPACITY MAXIMUM PAYLOAD TARE WEIGHT MAXIMUM GROSS
28,180 kgs 2,300 kgs 30,480 kgs
ROOF HEADER
Btw Top Rails Btw Top Headers Btw Troughs Btw Stubs
Width Length Length Width
2,252 m 5.674 m 5.378 m 1.640 m
Removable swing header capable of swinging 90 degs. to either side.

 20ft Dry Open Top Container Dimensions in Imperial Size

Dimension Info
External Internal Internal Door
Length Width Height Length Width Height Width Height
20′ 8′ 8’6” 19′ 4 23⁄64 ” 7′ 8 33⁄64 ” 7′ 8 7⁄16 ” 7′ 8 1⁄8 ” 7′ 5 49⁄64 ”
Capacity Info
CUBIC CAPACITY MAXIMUM PAYLOAD TARE WEIGHT MAXIMUM GROSS
62,126 Lbs 5,070 Lbs 67,196 Lbs
ROOF HEADER
Btw Top Rails Btw Top Headers Btw Troughs Btw Stubs
Width Length Length Width
7′ 4 21⁄32 ” 18′ 7 25⁄64 ” 17′ 7 47⁄64 ” 5′ 4 9⁄16 ”
Removable swing header capable of swinging 90 degs. to either side.

40ft Dry Open Top Container Dimensions in Metric Size

Dimension Info
External Internal Internal Door
Length Width Height Length Width Height Width Height
12.192 m 2.438 m 2.591 m 12.036 m 2.350 m 2.348 m 2.340 m 2.280 m
Capacity Info
CUBIC CAPACITY MAXIMUM PAYLOAD TARE WEIGHT MAXIMUM GROSS
26,680 kgs 3,800 kgs 30,480 kgs
ROOF HEADER
Btw Top Rails Btw Top Headers Btw Troughs Btw Stubs
Width Length Length Width
2,232 m 11.798 m 11.512 m 1.940 m
Removable swing header capable of swinging 90 degs. to either side.

40ft Dry Open Top Container Dimensions in Imperial Size

Dimension Info
External Internal Internal Door
Length Width Height Length Width Height Width Height
40′ 8′ 8’6” 39′ 5 55⁄64 ” 7′ 8 33⁄64 ” 7′ 8 7⁄16 ” 7′ 8 1⁄8 ” 7′ 5 49⁄64 ”
Capacity Info
CUBIC CAPACITY MAXIMUM PAYLOAD TARE WEIGHT MAXIMUM GROSS
58,819 kgs 8,377 kgs 67,196 kgs
ROOF HEADER
Btw Top Rails Btw Top Headers Btw Troughs Btw Stubs
Width Length Length Width
17′ 3 7⁄8 ” 38′ 8 31⁄64 ” 37′ 9 15⁄64 ” 6′ 4 3⁄8 ”
Removable swing header capable of swinging 90 degs. to either side.

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