Open top containers have a tarpaulin instead of a solid roof on the top. This ability makes the container to be loaded with oversized cargo such as timber and scrap metal from the open top. These containers usually have end doors which enables them to be loaded and discharged.

Open top container dimensions

According to the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner specific dimensions and capacity of open top container may be changed. In   what follows the specifications are listed.

20´open top container


Internal Door opening Roof opening
Length Width Height Width Height Width Height
5.9 m 2.35 m 2.38 m 2.34 m 2.28 m 2.23 m 5.44 m
19.3 ft 7.7 ft 7.8 ft 7.7 ft 7.4 ft 7.3 ft 17.8 ft



40´open top container

Tara weight


 Payload capacity Cubic capacity
 3,850 kg 26,630 kg 66.4 m3
 8,489.3 lbs  58,719.2 lbs  2,343.9 cu ft


Internal  Door opening  Roof opening
 Length Width Height  Width  Height Width Height
 12.03 m  2.35 m 2.38 m  2.34 m 2.29 m  2.21 m 11.57 m
 39.5 ft  7.7 ft 7.8 ft 7.7 ft 7.5 ft 7.3 ft 38 ft