Rent 20ft Open Top Containers in Greater London

Why Rent a 20ft Open Top Container?

Renting a 20ft open-top container provides a flexible and cost-effective solution for transporting and storing oversized or irregularly shaped cargo. These containers are ideal for businesses in construction, manufacturing, and other industries that require easy loading and unloading of large items. At Shipping Containers of London, we offer high-quality open-top containers for rent across Greater London, ensuring you get the best solution for your storage and transportation needs.

Benefits of Renting a 20ft Open Top Container

Easy Loading and Unloading

The removable tarpaulin top allows easy access, making loading and unloading goods with a crane or other overhead equipment simple. This feature is particularly beneficial for transporting bulky items that cannot quickly be loaded through standard container doors.

Versatile Storage Solutions

20ft open-top containers are versatile and can be used for various storage needs. They are perfect for storing construction materials, machinery, and other large equipment, providing a secure and weatherproof solution.

Cost-Effective Rental Options

Renting a 20ft open-top container is a cost-effective option for businesses that need temporary storage or transportation solutions. Our flexible rental terms allow you to rent the container for as long as you need, with competitive rates to fit your budget.

Features of Our 20ft Open Top Containers

Standard Dimensions

Our 20ft open-top containers have standard dimensions of 20ft L x 8ft W x 8ft 6in H, providing ample space for storing large and irregularly shaped items. These dimensions make them suitable for various industrial and commercial applications.

Robust Construction

Constructed from high-quality Corten steel, our open-top containers are designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions. They offer excellent durability and security, protecting your valuable goods from potential damage.

Removable Tarpaulin Cover

The removable tarpaulin cover provides loading and flexibility while protecting your cargo from the elements. The tarp can be securely fastened to keep the contents safe and dry.

Secure Lashing Points

Our containers have secure lashing points, ensuring your cargo is safely secured during transit. This feature helps prevent movement and potential damage to your goods.

How to Rent a 20ft Open-Top Container

Select Your Container

We offer new and used open-top containers to suit different needs and budgets.

Request a Quote

Contact our team to request a customised rental quote. We will provide detailed information on rental rates, delivery options, and any additional services you may require to meet your storage needs.

Schedule Delivery

Once you have selected your container and received a quote, schedule a delivery date that fits your timeline. Our professional delivery team will ensure your container arrives promptly and is set up in the desired location.

Common Uses for 20ft Open Top Containers

Construction and Demolition

20ft open-top containers are ideal for the construction and demolition industries, providing a convenient way to store and transport large materials such as beams, pipes, and other oversized items.

Manufacturing and Industrial Applications

Manufacturing and industrial businesses can benefit from the versatility of open-top containers, which can store and transport large machinery and equipment that cannot fit into standard containers.

Event and Festival Use

For events and festivals requiring temporary storage solutions, 20ft open-top containers are ideal. They provide secure, weatherproof storage for stage equipment, seating, and other large items.

What are 20ft open-top containers used for?
20ft open-top containers are utilised for transporting oversized goods that require top loading and unloading, such as machinery, bulk materials like timber or scrap metal, and fragile or awkwardly shaped items.
What are the dimensions of a 20ft open-top container?
The external dimensions of a 20ft open-top container are typically 20’ long, 8’ wide, and 8’6” high. The internal dimensions are around 19’4” long, 7’8” wide, and 7’9” high.
What is the maximum gross weight of a 20ft open-top container?
The maximum gross weight of a 20ft open-top container is usually around 30,480 kg (67,200 lbs).
How are 20ft open-top containers constructed?
20ft open-top containers are constructed from Corten steel and feature a removable tarpaulin roof, roof bows, and a 28mm wooden floor on steel cross members. They also include forklift pockets and two locking bars on each door.
Can open-top containers be used for international shipping?
Yes, open-top containers can be used for international shipping. They are CSC-plated and meet the necessary standards for international transport.
Can open-top containers be stacked?
Open-top containers can be stacked just like standard containers, allowing for efficient use of space in shipping yards and transport vessels.
Are there any height restrictions for loading open-top containers?
The height of the cargo must not exceed the height of the container’s sides when the tarpaulin is in place, ensuring it can be securely covered for transport.
Can open-top containers be refrigerated?
Open-top containers are not usually refrigerated. For goods that require specific temperatures, it is recommended to use refrigerated containers, also known as reefers.
What types of cargo are ideal for open-top containers?
Ideal cargo for open-top containers includes heavy machinery, construction materials, bulk commodities such as grain or coal, and large equipment that cannot fit through standard container doors.
How do you load and unload an open-top container?
Open-top containers are usually loaded and unloaded using cranes or other overhead lifting equipment, which can easily access the open top.

Contact Us

Contact the Shipping Containers of London team today for all your open-top container rental needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to help you find the perfect rental solution. Call us at 0330 0130 636 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..