20ft Side Opening Shipping Container

20ft Side Opening Container

SCF’s 20ft Single Side Opening shipping container is one of the most flexible shipping containers available. By providing dual access points through the end doors or side doors, goods can easily be accessed with the ability to open doors for a whole or half side.

Key Features

  • Dual access - Full single side opening access and end door access
  • Wind and watertight
  • Secure and lockable
  • Forklift pockets and corner castings for easy transport and restraint
  • Wooden floors
  • Approx 6.1m L x 2.5m H x 2.6m H (GP) or 2.9m H (HC)

Product Details

Built with high-quality materials, SCF’s 20ft Single Side Opening container provides the ultimate flexibility when accessing goods.

This container is suited to users who like to regularly access their goods. Unlike traditional end door containers, the whole side or half of the side can be opened for easy access. Storage of bulky or large items benefit from the side door easy access of this container.

SCF also produces a range of other sizes and variants to provide alternative capacity options to suit your requirements.


Buying a 20ft side opening shipping container

Our side-opening containers are available new or used, which presents a range of prices to suit your budget and needs.

Our B grade & New grade containers are fully windtight & watertight, and guarantee a pest free storage space.

Contact one of our experienced sales team who will advise on the most suitable container for you. You’ll find our container pricing very reasonable too.

Hire a 20ft side opening shipping container

If you don't need to keep or modify a container, you should consider hiring a 20ft side opening shipping container instead. It is a much cheaper option than buying, and you will have access to the newest units in the fleet.

Remember that hiring shipping containers is an operating cost and can be tax deductible. With a minimum contract term of 31 days, hiring is often a better solution than buying containers.

Still unsure what's best for you? Check out our guide, Should I hire or buy a shipping container?

20ft Side Opening Shipping Container Dimensions and Weight

20ft Single Side Opening Containers are available in two sizes, General Purpose and High Cube. The High Cube is 1 foot higher than a General Purpose container.

Specifications may vary

20ft Single Side Opening Container - General Purpose

Length (mm) 5,898
Width (mm) 2,287
Height (mm) 2,302
Length (mm) 6,058
Width (mm) 2,438
Height (mm) 2,591
Tare (kg) 3,200
Payload (kg) 20,800
MGW (kg) 24,000

20ft Single Side Opening Container - High Cube

Length (mm) 5,898
Width (mm) 2,287
Height (mm) 2,607
Length (mm) 6,058
Width (mm) 2,438
Height (mm) 2,896
Tare (kg) 3,300
Payload (kg) 27,180
MGW (kg) 30,480

20ft Side Opening Container - High Cube

How is this container delivered?

We aim to make your container delivery on site as smooth as possible. Please notify us when getting a container quote if there are any obstructions like power lines near where you plan to place your container or if access for a truck is likely to be tricky. 

Also, please make sure that the area the truck will need to access is clear and that any loved pets and children are somewhere safe.

Delivery on site can be made using the following methods.

SCF Shipping Containers - Delivery Method - Tilt Tray

Tilt Tray

Tilt tray delivers a container off the back of the truck. Similar to a tow truck, the tray is mechanically lowered at an angle, and the container is slid off, with the truck moving forward at slow speed. This is the most common delivery method used for containers. Tilt trays are not suitable for sites with overhead power lines as the container height increases significantly when tilted.

SCF Shipping Containers - Delivery Method - Side Loader

Side Loader

Side loaders are used to transport our 20 foot and 40 foot shipping containers. This is the best delivery method for containers at sites that have limited space either in front or behind the area where the container is to be positioned. The container is unloaded between the two outrigger feet of the side loader, approximately half a metre from the side of the truck.

SCF Shipping Containers - Delivery Method - Hiab Crane

Hiab Crane

Hiab cranes lift containers from a mechanism located behind the truck's cabin. This is used when there is limited space for a side loader or tilt tray. Using a crane means the container is easily positioned at an angle or up on a raised area. It can also be used to place containers over a fence or other obstacles.

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