Side-Door Shipping Containers for Sale

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New & Used Side-Door Shipping Containers For Sale

Side-door shipping containers, not to be confused with open-side containers, are specialized types of shipping containers that feature additional doors along one or more of their sides. This design significantly enhances the accessibility and functionality of the containers compared to standard models that only have doors at one end. The number of side doors can vary from 2 to multiple, depending on the container's design and intended use.

Side-door containers most commonly come in 20ft and 40ft sizes. They serve as versatile storage solutions for individuals and businesses across various industries in the US. The 20ft side-door shipping container is popular due to its manageability and suitability for smaller storage needs. On the other hand, the 40ft side-door containers are designed to provide larger storage capacity while maintaining the same level of accessibility.

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Common Uses of Side-Door Containers in Various Industries
Pop-ups and Event Hosting

Side-door containers are extensively used in the retail industry, especially for pop-up stores and trade shows. The side doors allow for easy display setups and direct customer access, making them ideal for temporary retail installations. They can also be used as ticket booths, information kiosks, or even as temporary bars.

Construction and Project Sites
In the construction industry, side-door containers serve as mobile offices, secure storage for tools and materials, and even as temporary housing for workers. The additional doors provide better organization and easier access, which is crucial in a fast-paced project environment.
Agriculture and Farming

Farmers can store equipment and supplies in side-door containers. The side access makes it easier to store and retrieve large items like tractors or sacks of feed without having to unload everything else.

Industrial and Manufacturing
For industrial applications, these containers can be modified into workshops, housing for machinery, or storage of raw materials. The side doors facilitate the movement of large items and help in maintaining an organized storage system.
Warehouse Distribution Centers
Distribution centers and warehouse facilities use side-door containers to temporarily store excess inventory or seasonal merchandise. The containers provide secure and accessible storage space, helping to streamline the distribution process.
Military and Defense Agencies
Military agencies may use side-door containers for storing military equipment, supplies, and munitions. The ease of access provided by the side doors is valuable in military operations where rapid deployment and retrieval of resources are essential.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The key difference is in the door design and access. Open-side containers have full-length doors along one side of the container that can be fully opened, providing unobstructed side access. Side-door containers on the other hand have additional doors installed along the sides, in addition to the standard end doors, allowing for side access but not full open sides.

Open-side containers are generally better suited for oversized, bulky, or irregularly shaped cargo that is difficult to maneuver through standard end doors. The full-length side access provides more flexibility for loading large items.

Side-door shipping containers typically come in standard sizes, such as 20ft or 40ft in length, with a standard width and height.

20ft Side-Door Container:

Exterior Dimensions: 6058 mm (L) x 2438 mm (W) x 2591 mm (H)

Interior Dimensions: 5898 mm (L) x 2288 mm (W) x 2299 mm (H)

Capacity: 31 m3 (1,095 ft3)

40ft Side-Door Container:

Exterior Dimensions: 40 ft (L) x 8 ft (W) x 8 ft 6 in (H)

Interior Dimensions: 39 ft 3 in (L) x 7 ft 8 in (W)

Capacity: 2,330.8 ft3 (66 m3)

The exact dimensions may vary slightly depending on the manufacturer.

  • Boxhub has new and used side-door 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.

Regular maintenance, such as cleaning, inspecting for damage, and lubricating moving parts, can help prolong the lifespan of side-door shipping containers. It's also essential to address any rust or corrosion promptly to prevent structural issues

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