Open-top containers [German version]


Description
Figures
Dimensions/weights
Use





Description


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

It has the following typical distinguishing structural features. The roof consists of removable bows and a removable tarpaulin. 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.

It should be noted, however, that the purpose of the roof bows of an open-top container is not solely to support the tarpaulin but also to contribute to container stability. Flatracks are therefore more suitable for overheight cargoes.

Lashing rings, to which the cargo may be secured, are installed in the upper and lower side rails and the corner posts. The lashing rings may take loads of up to 1,000 kg.

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


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Figures

Photo, open open-top

Figure 1
Photo, closed open-top

Figure 2



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Dimensions/weights


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


Open-top container of steel: 20' long and 8'6" high with corrugated walls, removable tarpaulin and wooden floor
Internal dimensions Weights Volume

[m³]
Length

[mm]
Width

[mm]
Height (middle)

[mm]
Height (side)

[mm]
Max. gross wt.

[kg]
Tare weight

[kg]
Max. payload

[kg]
5888 2345 2365 2315 30480 2250 28230 32.0
5897 2350 2377 2347 30480 2350 28130 32.5


Open-top container of steel: 40' long and 8'6" high with corrugated walls, removable tarpaulin and wooden floor
Internal dimensions Weights Volume

[m³]
Length

[mm]
Width

[mm]
Height (middle)

[mm]
Height (side)

[mm]
Max. gross wt.

[kg]
Tare weight

[kg]
Max. payload

[kg]
12029 2342 2376 2326 30480 3810 26670 65.5
12022 2345 2365 2315 30480 3740 26740 65.3
12030 2350 2377 2347 30480 3850 26630 66.4



Dimensions of roof and door openings

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

Drawing, door openings

Figure 3
Drawing, roof openings

Figure 4


20' open-top container
Roof openings Door openings
Length Length Width Width Width Width Width Width Height Height
A

[mm]
B

[mm]
C

[mm]
D

[mm]
E

[mm]
F

[mm]
G

[mm]
H

[mm]
I

[mm]
K

[mm]
5415 5360 2205 - 1880 2335 1880 2205 2280 2125
5439 5338 2230 - 19902 2338 1902 2230 2280 2231


40' open-top container
Roof openings Door openings
Length Length Width Width Width Width Width Width Height Height
A

[mm]
B

[mm]
C

[mm]
D

[mm]
E

[mm]
F

[mm]
G

[mm]
H

[mm]
I

[mm]
K

[mm]
11544 11444 2230 - 1885 2336 1885 2230 2280 2146
11550 11515 2205 - 1880 2335 1880 2205 2280 2125
11573 11472 2210 - 1902 2338 1902 2210 2292 2131



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Use


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

packing and unpacking from above or through the doors by crane or crab
tall cargo


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