Side Opening Shipping Containers

Side Opening Modified Containers For Sale

Side opening shipping containers are modified containers that make it easier to access your goods and stored items via additional doors positioned on the side. They come standard in a 20 foot size, with a side opening 40 foot modified shipping container also available upon request. These containers come with solid timber flooring and are naturally also equipped with our versatile double doors at the front that open to 270 degrees.

Versatile and Easy to Load

As shipping containers became a popular and practical form of transporting goods and cargo around Australia and the world, more and more ways were found to modify them in order to make them more convenient to use. Loading items through the double doors at the front of the container is not always practical, which is why the side opening shipping container was created.

As you would expect from their name, side opening shipping containers open up from the side of the container, allowing for wider and easier access, with one whole side of the container opening outwards via two doors. Something that makes loading and unloading significantly easier. Particularly if you’re stacking goods like boxes or crates with a forklift.

Specifications10' Container20' Container40' Container
Insied Cubic Capacity15.4 m333.2 m367 m3
Max Gross Weightnon payload30,480kg30,480kg
Tare Weight1.500kg2,360kg3,980kg

10' Extearnal3.10 m (10')2.44 m (8')2.95 m (8'6'')
10' Internal2.98 m2.35 m2.38 m
20' Extearnal6.05 m (20')2.44 m (8')2.59 m (8'6'')
20' Internal5.90 m2.35 m2.38 m
40' Extearnal12.19 m (40')2.44 m (8')2.59 m (8'6'')
40' Internal12.01 m2.35 m2.38 m
Door size2.34 m2.28 m

Side Opening Shipping Container Features:

  • Solid steel components
  • Timber floor
  • Standard double doors with a full 270 degree opening
  • Large side opening doors for easy access
  • Security lock boxes available on request

Whilst a side opening shipping container is certainly advantageous, it does mean that more space is required for the doors to open on the side, which is a consideration you will need to take into account if you are limited for external space. If this is not an issue however, then the easier access makes a side opening shipping container a viable and useful option for much quicker loading and unloading.

Conversions For Side Opening Shipping Containers

Along with their shipping and storage benefits, side opening shipping containers can also be modified to create unique and unusual container conversions. Site offices, media centres, art galleries, festival stands, coffee shops, pop-up retail shops, and food carts are just some of the many shipping container conversions you can create with a side opening container.

Modified Container Accessories

Our container accessories list is near endless, and is only limited by the uses of the container itself. So whether you need whirlybirds, air vents, windows, shelving, power-points, work benches, ensuite, fluorescent lights or any of a thousand other modifications, Port have the know-how and industry to customise your side opening shipping containers to your specifications to make something unique and extraordinary.


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