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Side Opening Containers

A side opening container is typically available in 20ft and 40ft lengths with the 40ft option often being a high cube container as well. This specialised piece of equipment has standard cargo doors to one 8ft end and full concertina cargo doors to one 20ft or 40ft side panel. As a result of the increased weight presented by the concertina doors, both the roof and the floor of side opening containers are significantly re-enforced which does result in a loss of internal height within the container. Side opening or side loading containers are mainly available as new units and Lion Containers currently have them available nationwide.
Side loading containers were initially used by the military, in most cases, for the transportation of military equipment and weaponry. Their easy access and re-enforced floors make them perfect for this application. The predominant uses that we supply open sided or side loading containers are:

  • To store over sized equipment that cannot gain access to the container from standard cargo doors.
  • Transportation of heavier items.
  • Process Enclosures.
  • Generator and Equipment Enclosures.

Side Opening Oil Servicing Equipment Container

We provided a side opening container to a client who specialise in providing oil service equipment in the energy industry. The  container was insulated and fitted with lighting, heating and powerpoints. Read more:

Energy Industry Side Loading Container Case Study >>

Side Opening Shoe Sole Storage Container

We provided a side opening container to a narrow fabrics and industrial thread supplier. They were going to be storing shoe soles so the container was fully ply lined and insulated to prevent condensation. Read more:

Narrow Fabrics And Industrial Thread Suppliers Case Study >>

Delivering Your Container

We have a small team of trusted hauliers working for us here in the UK. Deliveries normally take place between 7am-8pm, Monday to Friday, however we can work outside of these times if so wished. We also provide site visits to those more tricky delivery areas. We have depots in the East MidlandsEast of EnglandLondonNorth East EnglandNorth West EnglandScotlandSouth East EnglandSouth West EnglandStaffordshireWest MidlandsWales and Yorkshire and HumberPlease read our container delivery terms and conditions for further information. If your container is being shipped, please read more about container shipping

If you would like more information or would like to discuss your requirements please call 0333 600 6260 or complete our Quick Quote form below.