The 12.2m (40ft) long 67m3 opentop is one of the more common types of “special” container used in the shipping industry.
It is used primarily for the shipment of over height or large bulk item cargoes (such as machinery) that are unable to be loaded through normal container doors.
A common use in the domestic markets is for them to be used to handle and transport bulk granular cargo such as grains, wood chips and rock/ore.
Cargo is normally loaded through the roof once the tarpaulin and roof bows have been removed, or alternatively swung in through the doors once the rear top rail is removed.
Pricing of used containers varies according to grade and market supply parameters.