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Side Opening Shipping Containers

Side opening shipping containers open along their longest side, as opposed to standard containers which open at the end. This makes it easier to load large items, display products, or conduct services. 

 

Explore our variety of side opening shipping containers, which come in a range of sizes. With nationwide shipping and over 40 years’ of service, we’re here to help you find the shipping container solution you need.

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Side Opening Container Sizes

Our side opening container units have a wide access point on the longer side panel, consisting of full concertina cargo doors. There are also standard cargo doors on one 8ft end of the unit.

Please note: Side opening doors are heavier than standard cargo doors, so the roof and floor of containers are reinforced to create a robust container. This means there can be a loss of internal height in the container.

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Why Choose A Side Opening Shipping Container?

Side opening shipping containers are specialised units that feature side-opening cargo doors on the longest side of the container, which offers versatility that can benefit many different uses and projects:

  • Wider access point to allow more room to manoeuvre large items
  • Easier access for forklifts to load and unload pallets
  • Suited for display purposes

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Converting Side Opening Shipping Containers

Side opening shipping containers offer can be easily customised to suit your needs. Some common uses for side opening shipping containers include:

  • Exhibition stands
  • Performance venues
  • Ticket kiosks
  • Pop-up bars or retail outlets
  • Divided into office spaces 

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Buying Side Opening Shipping Containers from S Jones

Our team is here to help you find the perfect solution for your shipping container and storage needs. We have over 40 years’ experience providing you with: 

  • Nationwide delivery: Our experienced crane-equipped haulier team will ship and set up your unit
  • Competitive prices: Find great value and competitive prices on side opening containers 
  • Depots Across the UK: We have stock at facilities throughout the country
  • Recommended by 98% of customers: Our customers rely on us to deliver quality containers and great service
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Side Opening Shipping Container FAQs

What are side opening shipping containers?

Side opening shipping containers are also referred to as side access containers or full-side access containers. As you’d expect, they have doors that open on the longest side, as well as the end. This makes it easy to access to the full length of the container from the side, as well as use the traditional end-opening doors when needed.

How do side opening containers differ from standard shipping containers?

The main difference between side opening containers and standard shipping containers is the placement of the main doors along the longest side of the container. 

Because these side opening doors are heavier than standard doors, the roof and floor of containers must be reinforced to ensure the container is secure and stable. Due to this additional reinforcement, there can be a loss of height within the container.

Are side opening containers available in high cube versions?

Yes, we offer side opening containers are available in 40ft high cube dimensions. Our high cube side opening shipping containers offer the additional 12 inch height of a high cube container, which allows for an even greater storage area.

Your Guide to Buying Shipping Containers

Have more questions about shipping containers? Check out our shipping container guide, which will give you a comprehensive overview of:
– Types of containers
– Container security and locking systems
– Shipping container delivery
– Care and maintenance

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Neil
24th Feb 2024

Great communication from Claire, Great service, delivered on time would definitely recommend S Jones Containers, thanks to all staff involved.

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Andrew
23rd Feb 2024

After a google search I found this company to be the best prices. Customer service was excellent Sales staff very fast in returning prices. I ordered 4 containers end of 2023 and then another 2 a couple of months ago. Used containers in very good condtion and like new. Delivery man who transported both orders was very nice and polite and I will use S Jones Containers along with their delivery partner again if the need ever arises.

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Kenny
23rd Feb 2024

For a company we had never dealt with before i could not fault the service from ordering to delivery. Exceptional.

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