Rent 40ft Open Top Containers in Greater London

Why Rent a 40ft Open Top Container?

Renting a 40ft open-top container is an excellent choice for businesses and individuals in Greater London who need to transport or store large, bulky items. These containers are designed with a removable tarpaulin roof, allowing easy loading and unloading of oversized goods. At Shipping Containers of London, we provide high-quality open-top containers for rent, offering flexible and cost-effective solutions to meet your storage and transportation needs.

Benefits of Renting a 40ft Open Top Container

Convenient Loading and Unloading

The removable tarpaulin roof on our 40ft open-top containers facilitates the loading and unloading large and irregularly shaped items using cranes or other overhead equipment. This feature is especially useful for industries with heavy machinery, construction materials, or large equipment.

Versatile Applications

40ft open-top containers are versatile and can be used for a wide range of applications, including construction, manufacturing, and event storage. Their large capacity and flexible access make them ideal for storing and transporting various goods.

Cost-Effective Rental Solutions

Renting a 40ft open-top container from Shipping Containers of London is a cost-effective solution for temporary storage or transportation needs. We offer competitive rental rates and flexible terms, allowing you to rent the container for as long as you need.

Features of Our 40ft Open Top Containers

Standard Dimensions

Our 40ft open-top containers have standard dimensions of 40ft L x 8ft W x 8ft 6in H, providing ample space for large items. These dimensions are ideal for transporting and storing oversized goods that cannot fit into standard containers.

Durable 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 goods during transit and storage.

Removable Tarpaulin Roof

The removable tarpaulin roof provides flexibility for loading and unloading, while also protecting your cargo from the elements. The tarpaulin 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 40ft 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 40ft Open Top Containers

Construction and Demolition

40ft 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 be used to 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, 40ft open-top containers are ideal. They provide secure, weatherproof storage for stage equipment, seating, and other large items.

What are 40ft open-top containers used for?
40ft open-top containers serve similar purposes as 20-foot ones, but they can accommodate larger volumes of oversized goods, such as construction materials, heavy machinery, and large equipment.
What are the dimensions of a 40ft open-top container?
The outer measurements of a 40-foot open-top container usually are 40 feet in length, 8 feet in width, and 8 feet 6 inches in height. The inner dimensions are approximately 39 feet 5 inches long, 7 feet 8 inches wide, and 7 feet 10 inches high.
How are 40ft open-top containers constructed?
The 40ft open-top containers are constructed from durable Corten steel and come equipped with a removable tarpaulin roof, as well as removable roof bows. These containers feature a sturdy 28mm wooden floor supported by steel cross members. Additionally, they are designed with exterior hinged double doors and two locking bars on each door for added security.
Can 40ft open-top containers be used for international shipping?
Indeed, 40ft open-top containers are suitable for international shipping as they are CSC-plated and compliant with the required standards for international transportation.
Can 40ft open-top containers be stacked?
Open-top containers with a length of 40 feet can be stacked in the same way as standard containers, allowing for efficient use of space in shipping yards and on transport vessels.
Are there any height restrictions for loading open-top containers?
When the tarpaulin is in place, the height of the cargo should not exceed the height of the container’s sides, ensuring it can be securely covered for transport.
Can 40ft Open-top containers be refrigerated?
In general, 40ft Open-top containers are not equipped for refrigeration. For goods that require specific temperature conditions, it is advisable to utilise refrigerated containers, commonly known as reefers.
What is the tare weight of a 40ft open-top container?
The tare weight of a 40ft open-top container is typically around 4,050 kg (8,926 lbs).
How do you load and unload an 40ft Open-top container?
40ft open-top containers are commonly loaded and unloaded using cranes or other overhead lifting equipment, which can be easily manoeuvred to 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..