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Yet another modified version of standardized ISO containers, we have the double door container. As its name suggests, the container has double doors on both ends. That way, the shorter lengths of the container can work like entry and exit points. 

These doors have also given the container its nicknames ‘tunnel container’ and ‘tunnel-tainer’. Because when you open all the doors, the container looks like a tunnel. Smart, huh?

But what makes it even smarter is, that this ‘tunnel’-function makes it easier to load and unload cargo. It’s particularly helpful if you have goods that need to be loaded from two different sides of the container at the same time.

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Know The Double Door Container

An identical twin of a standard dry container, the double door container has two doors at both ends, instead of one. These containers are made from durable materials like steel or aluminum and are available as 20ft, 40ft, and 40ft high cube containers.

Double door containers are an amazing choice if you need to load two different types of goods in the same container. That means you can access them from two ends at the same time. This also makes loading, unloading, and sorting of goods easier and more flexible. It can also be repurposed as a general dry container as well by closing one of the doors permanently.

This is what the double door container looks like:

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Dimensions: Double Door Container

All containers are made according to standard sizes set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Double door containers are available as 20ft, 40ft, and 40ft high cubes. Here are the internal measurements and capacity of these containers:

Measure 20ft DD 40ft DD 40ft High Cube DD
Internal length 5.89 m / 19.3 ft 12.03 m / 39.5 ft 12.03 m / 39.5 ft
Internal width 2.34 m / 7.8 ft 7.8 ft/2.34 m 2.34 m / 7.8 ft
Internal height 2.38 m / 7.9 ft 2.38 m / 7.9 ft 2.69 m / 8.9 ft
Tare weight 2,700 kg / 5,950 lbs 4,700 kg / 10,362 lbs 5,200 kg / 11,470 lbs
Payload capacity 27,780 kg / 61,244 lbs 27,300 kg / 60,180 lbs 28,600 kg / 63,052 lbs
Cubic capacity 33.0 m3 / 1,165 ft3 65.3 m3 / 2,306 ft3 76.3 m3 / 2,694 ft3

In terms of volume, how much can you fit in a 40ft double door container?

380 big trees or 470 standard packaging boxes. Or, items of four 2 bedroom houses. Or, about 50 tonnes of rice! 🍚

But, to simplify things in standard sizes: according to European pallet size (1.2m x 0.8m), you can fit in 30 pallet stacks in a 40ft side door high cube container. For American pallets (1.01m x 1.21m), it can fit 25 pallet stacks.

Uses of double door containers

Double door containers are used to ship all types of general dry cargo, bulk cargo, special cargo, etc. These are specially used for transporting motorbikes, cars, and snowmobiles as the vehicles can be loaded from one end and unloaded from the other end easily. These containers can also be partitioned in the middle to give space to two different shippers simultaneously without mixing the cargo.

But, they are widely functional for domains beyond shipping.

These containers are used as makeshift tunnels as they offer safe passages to get from one place to another. Hence, they are also called tunnel-tainer. Several double door containers can be lined up to form a tunnelway as well. These are specifically used at construction sites because of safety, durability, and ease of installation.

Double door containers also come in very handy when moving houses as items can be loaded and unloaded from both ends, hence making the whole process faster and easier. These can also be used by business owners to store excess stock as the goods are easier to sort later due to double doors.

Lately, these containers are also converted and remodeled as houses or office spaces. As removing the original walls from the container to customize it is easier with double doors, these containers prove to be a cost-effective and faster option.

Find your double door containers

It’s not always easy to find the containers you need, in the right location, at the right price. But it doesn’t have to be that difficult.

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