A Guide To Open-top Shipping Containers For Sale In NZ

Open Top Shipping Container - Benefits & Uses

Shipping containers can be used for a large variety of purposes. Transporting and storing goods is the most common purpose. However, shipping container modifications have allowed them to be used for a larger range of functions.

Open top containers are one of the most common modified shipping containers. These containers function with a similar purpose in the fact that they are used for both transporting and storing goods.

What makes open-top shipping containers special?

The main benefit they provide is the fact that they do not have a roof. This allows for a larger amount of vertical space similar to our high cube containers, giving it the ability to hold larger and taller items.

Instead of the traditional corrugated steel roof, these containers come with a removable and durable tarpaulin cover to provide protection from wind and water. This cover is held down by steel trusses. These containers are great for bulk good transport.

The open-top also means that the loading and drop off of goods can be done through either the top or the side opening for full side access. This makes these containers ideal for the transportation of loose items that take up large amounts of space.

 At ContainerCo, we have a large range of open-top 20 ft containers for sale and hire. 

The uses for open-top containers

The reduced restrictions of open-top containers mean more oddly shaped and bulky goods can be transported and stored as you are not restricted by the normal specifications of traditional dry steel containers. It also means that more goods can be stored.

Some of the most common goods transported in these containers include:

  • Large machinery
  • Construction supplies, debris and vehicles
  • Raw minerals such as ore
  • Tools
  • Pipes, cable spools and wires

These containers also allow for the loading of goods using a crane and transporting heavy and awkward cargo.


At ContainerCo we have shipping containers NZ wide in a range of sizes and configurations. Depending on your needs, you can buy or hire on a short or long term basis. 

Whether it’s one container or 20 containers, everyone gets the same quality service at ContainerCo. We supply whatever shipping container you require to any location around New Zealand. Your container purchase or hire is backed by our full after-delivery support. 

We have 10,20 and 40ft shipping containers for both sale and hire. We also have a dedicated and highly specialised team of in-house engineers. Providing strong and durable shipping container modification solutions. This includes site offices, portable buildings, open-top shippingside opening containers, etc.

Contact us on 0508 73 28 73 or request a free online quote today!

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