Open-Side Shipping Containers for Sale

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Used Container

Retired from shipping after 15-20 years at sea


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New & Used Open-Side Shipping Containers For Sale

An open-side, or side-opening container, provides a versatile solution for diverse shipping and storage needs. While they have similar features to standard shipping containers, they feature an additional bi-fold door on one side, making them perfect for easy loading and unloading of oversized cargo. They are available in various sizes, including 20ft, 40ft, and high-cube options.

As open-side storage containers, these units provide improved accessibility and visibility, making them ideal for storing items that need frequent access. The bi-fold doors on the side of the container enable easy retrieval of stored items and allows forklifts to enter without difficulty, making it suitable for palletized storage.

Open Side Container Measurements and Dimensions
20ft Open-Side Container
External Dimensions 
20'L x 8'W x 8'6"H
Internal Dimensions
19'4"L x 7'8"W x 7'10"H
Door Opening
7'4"W x 7'2"H
Loading Capacity
60,060 lbs
Internal Volume
1,098 ft³
Empty Weight
6,996 lbs
40ft Open-Side Container
External Dimensions 
40'L x 8'W x 8'6"H
Internal Dimensions
39'4"L x 7'8"W x 7'10"H
Door Opening
7'4"W x 7'2"H
Loading Capacity
53,086 lbs
Internal Volume
2,380 ft³
Empty Weight
8,490 lbs
40ft Open-Side High Cube Container
External Dimensions 
40'L x 8'W x 9'6"H
Internal Dimensions
39'4"L x 7'8"W x 8'10"H
Door Opening
7'6"W x 8'1"H
Loading Capacity
53,086 lbs
Internal Volume
2,401 ft³
Empty Weight
13,970 lbs
Shipping Containers For Sale
20ft New Container
From $2,700
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40ft New Container
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40ft Used Container
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Why Boxhub?
Boxhub is the online platform that makes it easy for anyone to buy containers and have them delivered, all from the comfort of their home.
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We are the leading provider of new and used shipping containers in 40+ markets across the nation.
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Customer Testimonials

Thousands of happy customers have chosen Boxhub as their container supplier of choice.

Seamless Process
From quote to information on all their different containers to delivery Boxhub made it easy and seamless every step of the way
Jessica Edwards
Feb 24, 2024
Best Prices And Quick Easy Delivery
Best prices and quick easy delivery. Clean and ready to go. Will contact in future if another box is needed!
Jack M. Owings, IV
Feb 16, 2024
Great Customer Service
Great customer service. Containers shipped on time. Exactly what I was expecting.
Bryan DiSpirito
Jan 30, 2024
Great Experience with Great Results
I had a great experience with the ordering process, and the delivery of my first box was on point. My first box was delivered on time...Great job Boxhub!
Deputy Chief Carrington
Jan 15, 2024
How Can You Use Open-Side Containers?
Specialized Cargo Handling
Open-sided containers are perfect for handling specialized cargo that requires side loading. This includes vehicles, heavy machinery, and equipment that cannot be loaded through the end doors of a standard container. The bi-fold doors on the side of the containers facilitate the use of forklifts and other loading equipment, making the process more efficient and less time-consuming
Outdoor Events
Open-sided containers are commonly used as portable bars, ticket booths, or merchandise stands at outdoor events such as festivals, concerts, or fairs. The large side openings can be converted into welcoming entrances or display windows, offering a unique and cost-effective solution for businesses looking for customizable and mobile premises.
Market Stalls
In urban areas or markets, open-sided containers can serve as stalls for vendors selling goods like fresh produce, clothing, or handmade crafts. The wide openings make it easy for customers to browse and interact with merchandise.
Outdoor Workshops
For artisans or tradespeople working outdoors, open-sided containers makes it easy to move equipment and large items in and out of the workshop. These containers can be equipped with shelving, workbenches, and other necessary modifications to create a fully functional workspace
Construction Site Storage and Offices
Open-side containers can be used on construction sites for storing and organizing materials such as lumber, piping, or construction equipment. The large doors allow for easy access to tools and equipment, and the containers can be customized with interior partitions and fixtures to create a functional workspace.
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Where Does Boxhub Sell Shipping Containers?
Albuquerque, NM
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Boston, MA
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Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Columbus, OH
Frequently Asked Questions

Open-side containers make it easier to load and unload large oversized items. They can also be used to build custom structures like cafes, bars, and boiler rooms.

The main difference between open-side and side-door containers lies in their door configurations. Open-side containers have bi-fold doors on one of the longer sides while side-door containers have traditional swing doors on the side and two or more sets of side doors on the side of the container.

Only double-door shipping containers open at both ends, allowing you to load and unload cargo from either end.

Side-opening containers typically come in 20-foot and 40-foot sizes. Depending on the height of your cargo, you can choose the standard height (8' 6") or the high cube (9' 6") options in both sizes.

Boxhub has new and used open-side shipping containers for sale in over 40 locations across the United States. We’ve made shopping for a shipping container easy through our online store — but if you’d prefer buying support from a shipping container specialist, our team is just a call, text, or email away.

Not sure which container is right for your needs? We’ve created this comprehensive guide that covers everything you need to know about choosing the right shipping container.

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