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How to Open a Cargo Shipping Container Door *Video Tutorial*

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Oct 9, 2019
How to Open a Cargo Shipping Container Door *Video Tutorial*

Shipping container cargo doors are the heavy-duty, weather-tight, secure swinging doors located at the end of the container. This may sound simple enough, but to those unfamiliar with shipping containers, opening and closing these doors can be challenging. That's why we've created a short, 2-minute video to help you understand exactly how easy it is to open and close shipping container cargo doors.

But before you watch, make sure you familiarize yourself with the details.

Constructed of heavy-duty, 16-gauge steel, shipping containers are incredibly difficult to break into. This is due in part to how the cargo doors are designed.

The double doors on most standard ISO containers are fitted to the end of the container and are hinged at the edge, allowing the container to be opened completely. The doors use a thick rubber gasket all the way around to keep the door sealed from weather and other environmental conditions. They use steel bars and a cam and lock system to fasten the doors shut – this is often the tricky part since it may take some finessing to properly align the lock – but with a bit of practice, you’ll be a pro in no time.

TIP: Always start with the right-hand cargo door and pull both handles at the same time. Then move on to the left-hand door.


If you have additional questions or concerns about the ease of accessing your conex box – or any other container related questions – give us a call at 877-704-0177 or email us at Sales@FalconStructures.com.

To learn more, visit our guide to all things modified shipping containers.THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MODIFIED SHIPPING CONTAINERS

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