40-foot Open Top Shipping Container Cargo-worthy


Our 40-foot open top shipping containers allow loading and unloading cargo from the top. The open top is perfect for transporting or storing oversized and bulky items. Typical items include machinery, equipment, vehicles, construction materials, agricultural products, scrap metal, and timber.

Removable tarpaulin covers and locking devices add security and protect cargo from the elements.

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Submitting a quote allows us to work directly with you to create a solution that fits your requirements and budget.

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A 40-foot open top shipping container is a versatile and efficient solution. Open-top containers are perfect if you need to transport or store oversized and bulky items. They are specifically designed for shipping and storing difficult-to-load cargo.

The key benefits of open-top containers are versatility, efficiency, durability, and security.

  • Versatility: transport a wide range of cargo, including oversized and bulky items.
  • Efficiency: a 40-foot open-top shipping container can be loaded and unloaded quickly and easily, especially when using a crane or forklift.
  • Durability: made to withstand heavy use and extreme elements.
  • Security: use tarpaulins and locking devices to protect the cargo from theft and damage. Optional hard covers increase security.


External dimensions: Length: 40′ (12.19 m), Width: 8′ (2.44 m), Height: 8′ 6” (2.59 m)

Internal dimensions: Length: 39′ 5  5/8” (12.03 m), Width: 7′ 8 1/2” (2.35 m), Height: 7′ 9 3/16” (2.37 m)

Door dimensions: Width: 7′ 8 1/16” (2.34 m), Height: 7′ 5 5/8” (2.27 m)

Tare weight: 9,150 lbs. (4,150 kg)
Payload: 58,050 (26,330)
Gross weight: 67,200 (30,480)
Cubic Capacity: 1,130 cu. ft. (32 cu. m.)

Customization and Repairs

American Portable Storage (APS) owns and operates two state-of-the-art modification facilities, one in the Oakland metropolitan area and one within minutes of the Port of Long Beach. Each facility has been built and equipped to customize and repair containers for any purpose.


Shipping Containers Delivered Throughout California and Beyond

American Portable Storage(APS) has delivery capability throughout California. We also deliver nationwide or worldwide through our trusted partnerships. This means APS can deliver your shipping container or containers wherever needed.

Roll-off Delivery

With roll-off delivery, you don’t have to own or rent a container handler for delivery and placement. APS will deliver your container to your location and roll it off into its permanent location. We deliver your container using a “tilt bed” roll-off truck or trailer. Smaller trucks that typically deliver 10 and 20-foot units resemble medium-sized flatbed tow trucks. These trucks have fixed axles and vary in maneuverability but, as a general rule, require 60 linear feet straight back into the area where you need the container. After the truck pulls into the desired location, the driver will lift the front end of the bed and pull straight forward until the container slides off the truck and onto the ground.

Requirements for roll-off delivery:

  • Hard surface: Site surfaces must be clear, dry, and hard with no risk of vehicle or container sinking.
  • Free of obstructions: Delivery space must be free of overhead power lines, trees, and other obstructions. Delivery trucks need a vertical space of 16’ for delivery at its peak tilt.
  • Space to maneuver: Please ensure the delivery location has ample space for wide turns and is free of obstructions, such as gates and fences, that may interfere with the turning radius of our delivery trucks.
  • Space to Deliver: The length of our trucks and beds may be anywhere from 60 feet to over 100 feet, with a width of 10 feet. Please ensure your site can accommodate the dimensions of the delivery truck and shipping container, plus room for maneuvering.
  • If in doubt, send us pictures or a video of your proposed site. We will review it and make recommendations for a quick and reliable delivery.


Purchasing and delivery are easy with locations throughout California.

Get more information on delivery options.

Southern California
2400 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Wilmington, CA 90744
(562) 742-3466

Northern California
850 92nd Ave #5
Oakland CA 94603
(510) 777-8333

Adelanto, CA
17401 Adelanto Rd
Adelanto, CA 92301
(760) 530-0900

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