The roofs of open-top containers consist of removable bows and a removable tarpaulin, with a door-header that may be swivelled outwards.
This practical design facilitates easy packing and unpacking from above, or through the doors, by crane or crab, when the roof is open. In addition to supporting the tarpaulin, the roof bows also add greater stability to the container.
The walls of most open-top containers are constructed of corrugated steel, while the floor is made of wood. Loads of up to 1,000 kg are possible with the help of lashing rings, found in the upper and lower side rails and corner posts.
Open-top containers are used for all types of general cargo but can be especially useful when it comes to tall cargo.
|20′ Open Top||40′ Open Top|
|Max. Gross Weight||34,000 kg (4,950 lb)||45,000 kg (99,212 lb)|
|Tare Weight||2,740 kg (6,040 lb)||4,900 kg (10,803 lb)|
|Payload||31,260 kg (31,260 lb)||40,100 kg (88,409 lb)|
|Length||6,058 mm (19′-10″)||2,192 mm (40′-0″)|
|Width||2,438 mm (8′-0″)||2,438 mm (8′-0″)|
|Height||2,591mm (8′-6″)||2,591 mm (8′-6″)|
|Collapsible Height||370 mm (1′-2″)||647 mm (2′-1″)|
|Length (between end panels)||6,058 mm (19′-6″)||12,180 mm (39′-6″)|
|Length (between corner posts)||5,612 mm (18′-2″)||11,776 mm (38′-3″)|
|Width (over bottom side rail)||2,210 mm (7′-2″)||2,380 mm (7′-7″)|
|Width (between corner posts)||2,227 mm (7′-3″)||2,230 mm (7′-4″)|
|Height (side rail to top casting)||2,213 mm (7′-2″)||1,995 mm (6′-4″)|