Open Top Shipping Containers – Benefits and Uses


Open top shipping containers are one of the most common and useful shipping container modifications. While the modification is pretty simple, it can make transportation and storage of certain good much, much easier.

Open top containers are exactly the same as regular shipping containers, except they have a fully open top(as the name suggests) which is generally covered by a strong rubber tarpaulin.

At Container Co we have 40 ft containers, 20 ft containers and 10 ft containers for sale, as well as container hire. We can offer extensive shipping container modification, including open top containers, NZ wide.

Benefits Of Open Top Shipping Containers

Having an open top shipping container can make storing and transporting over-sized or oddly-shaped items less of a hassle as you aren’t restricted to the normal confines of regular shipping containers.

Having the open top shipping containers can open up opportunities to store items you wouldn’t normally be able to, increasing the number and range of items you can store and ship with your shipping container.

Some common items that are shipped and stored in open-top containers are:

  • Large machinery
  • Construction vehicles
  • Rocks, minerals and ore
  • Construction debris

Having the open top will also allow for easier loading and unloading of heavy objects with a crane.

Uses For Open Top Shipping Containers

Thanks to these added benefits, open top containers offer a range of practical uses.


Thanks to the easier access and ability to store larger items, these containers are perfect as a storage solution.

Transporting Goods 

Due to the increased functionality and open top access, transporting certain items (large, over-sized or oddly-shaped) is much easier with an open top container.


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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