Hard-top containers [German version]


Description
Figures
Dimensions/weights
Use





Description


The walls of hard-top containers are generally made of corrugated steel. The floor is made of wood.

It has two typical distinguishing structural features. On the one hand, it is equipped with a removable steel roof. In some types, this roof has points for accommodating forklift trucks, allowing the roof to be lifted by forklift truck. The roof weighs approx. 450 kg. In addition, the door header may be swivelled out.

These two structural features greatly simplify the process of packing and unpacking the container. In particular, it is very easy to pack and unpack the container from above or through the doors by crane or crab when the roof is open and the door header is swivelled out.

In the case of transport of an overheight cargo, the container roof may be left open and fastened directly to a side wall on the inside of the container. To do this, the roof only needs approx. 13 cm (5 1/8") of space.

Lashing rings, to which the cargo may be secured, are installed in the upper and lower side rails, the corner posts and the middle of the side walls. The lashing rings on the side rails and corner posts may take loads of up to 2000 kg. The lashing rings in the middle of the side walls may take loads of up to 500 kg, provided that the roof is closed.

Usual hard-top container dimensions are 20' and 40'.


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Figures

Photo, open hard-top

Figure 1
Photo, closed hard-top

Figure 2
Drawing, high-cube

Figure 3



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Dimensions/weights


The following are some of the most important details relating to hard-top containers. The data was taken from Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg [68].


Hard-top container of steel: 20' long and 8'6" high with corrugated walls and wooden floor
Internal dimensions Door Weights Volume

[m³]
Length

[mm]
Width

[mm]
Height (middle)

[mm]
Height (side)

[mm]
Max. width

[mm]
Max. gross wt.

[kg]
Tare weight

[kg]
Max. payload

[kg]
5886 2342 2388 2313 2336 30480 2700 27780 32.8
5886 2342 2375 2330 2336 30480 2590 27890 32.8


Hard-top container of steel: 40' long and 8'6" high with corrugated walls and wooden floor
Internal dimensions Door Weights Volume

[m³]
Length

[mm]
Width

[mm]
Height (middle)

[mm]
Height (side)

[mm]
Max. width

[mm]
Max. gross wt.

[kg]
Tare weight

[kg]
Max. payload

[kg]
12020 2342 2388 2313 2336 30480 4700 25780 67.2
12020 2345 2380 2300 2334 30480 4700 25780 65.3


High-cube hard-top container of steel: 40' long and 9'6" high with corrugated walls and wooden floor
Internal dimensions Door Weights Volume

[m³]
Length

[mm]
Width

[mm]
Height (middle)

[mm]
Height (side)

[mm]
Max. width

[mm]
Max. gross wt.

[kg]
Tare weight

[kg]
Max. payload

[kg]
12020 2342 2693 2618 2336 30480 4900 25580 75.8
12020 2342 2693 2618 2336 32500 5200 27300 76.0



Dimensions of roof and door openings

The meaning of the individual letters is clear from the following Figures:

Drawing, door opening

Figure 3
Drawing, roof opening

Figure 4


20' hard-top container
Roof openings Door openings Reduced widths when roof is carried inside
Length Width Width Width Width Height Height Internal
width

[mm]
Roof
opening
width

[mm]
Door
opening
width

[mm]
B

[mm]
C

[mm]
F

[mm]
G

[mm]
H

[mm]
I

[mm]
K

[mm]
5590 2208 2336 1896 2208 2276 2220 2209 2142 2206
5590 2208 2336 1896 2208 2292 2220 2209 2142 2206
5590 2208 2336 1896 2208 2280 2231 2215 2148 2212


40' hard-top container
Roof openings Door openings Reduced widths when roof is carried inside
Length Width Width Width Width Height Height Internal
width

[mm]
Roof
opening
width

[mm]
Door
opening
width

[mm]
B

[mm]
C

[mm]
F

[mm]
G

[mm]
H

[mm]
I

[mm]
K

[mm]
11724 2208 2336 1896 2208 2292 2220 2209 2142 2206
11724 2208 2336 1896 2208 2276 2220 2209 2142 2206
11724 2208 2334 1882 2208 2290 2125 2205 2102 1996


40' high-cube hard-top container
Roof openings Door openings Reduced widths when roof is carried inside
Length Width Width Width Width Height Height Internal
width

[mm]
Roof
opening
width

[mm]
Door
opening
width

[mm]
B

[mm]
C

[mm]
F

[mm]
G

[mm]
H

[mm]
I

[mm]
K

[mm]
11724 2208 2336 1896 2208 2597 2525 2230 2163 2227



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Use


Hard-top containers are used for all types general cargo (dry cargo). Their principal uses are as follows:

heavy cargo
tall cargo
loading from above or through the doors by crane or crab



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