Open top container

It is mainly used for transporting goods that are difficult to load and unload using a standard door, and needs to be loaded and unloaded from the top of the container. Examples are: tall or wide cargoes, including: wood and scrap metal. Otherwise, open top containers are used for goods that can only be fixed by using the side wall such as glass plates, plywood, general machinery and extremely long goods.


The open top container is a modified dry cargo container. It features a rigid top and is covered with canvas, plastic cloth or plastic coated cloth to prevent the cargo from getting wet. Open top containers typically have end doors that increase handling flexibility. Workers can remove the canopy and ribs and load them from the top of the box.