All of our 40ft Used Shipping Containers are inspected when they arrive in the depot to ensure fully wind/ watertight and up to cargo worthy industry standard. Our used / second hand 40ft Containers will be inspected to ensure the double doors will be fully operational and door seals are fully intact to prevent any water ingress.
20ft and 40ft are industry standard shipping container sizes, both are widely used for overseas goods transportation. Due to their popularity for shipping; they are usually the most cost effective options for the resale market - hence why they are our most requested sizes and biggest sellers.
Here at ContainerContainer we always have extensive stocks of used 40ft shipping containers throughout our UK depots and they are ready to be immediately delivered.
A used 40ft shipping container should last you 20 years plus, with a little maintenance. This is down to the exterior material; shipping containers are manufactured from a high quality cor-ten steel. Cor-ten is a weathering, corrosion resistant steel which is ideal to withstand the harsh rigors of sea conditions.
When we first receive a used/second-hand shipping container at one of our depots, they are inspected to ensure that they are fully wind and watertight and are up to cargo worthy industry standard. The double doors will be inspected to make sure they are fully operational and that the seals that run around the double doors are fully intact to prevent any water ingress. The flooring of a shipping container is made from 27mm hardwood.
Our used 40ft shipping containers will be typically 10-15 years old from the date it was manufactured. They are usually used to transport cargo across seas for 10 years by leasing companies before being released for sale second hand.
Our 40ft used containers are usually picked from our depots on a “next from stack” basis, so the external colour will be a generic shipping line colour, which may vary.
If you require your used shipping container for shipping overseas, then we can update the details on the CSC plate.(Please advise us if this is a requirement when placing your order)
Your 40ft used shipping container will be delivered on a HIAB assisted vehicle that will be delivered on the stated day that is agreed from the ordering process. We will lift the container to the ground, in a location that you need it. See our shipping container delivery page for more info.
(The delivery on the HIAB assisted vehicle is our usual method of delivery, if you have facilities to offload on site then let us know as there may be cheaper options)
With your shipping container there are some optional extras that you can request when making your enquiry.
To add to the security of your 40ft used container, it can be provided with a lock box (the lock box is a steel box welded onto the double doors that will enclose a padlock which will result making the container less tamper proof). We can supply a high security padlock to fit the lockbox if required but they will take most universal padlocks.
If you are looking for something a little more specialized, we can install some extras like internal shelving and electricity to your Shipping Container.
If you need your shipping container to have some internal shelving, for stock, archiving or storage purposes we can install this inside your container (depending on steel or wooden shelving the price can differ). We will work closely with you to ensure the shelving is what you are looking for and help create the container that you are looking for.
With a lot of enquiries, we receive people are looking to have electricity installed for various implements. We are able to do these forms of conversions in our standard containers; we have done a wide range of jobs for clients that have this check out the electricity installations conversion page.
We will install the electricity in the shipping container to your specification so what you are looking to do with the electricity let us know and we will work with you to install this to how you need it. We can put simple lighting, heating throughout, generator storage into the shipping container. We will work out the best price for this when we quote you.
Check out the Electricity modifications we have done before and if you cannot see what you are looking for, give us a call and we will see if we can.
To battle against condensation in shipping containers we recommend the inclusion of Absorpole’s they are used to soak up excess moisture that could be inside your shipping container. For more serve cases we can use Grafotherm that lines the roof of your container.
Check out our container care page for all your need to care for your shipping container.
For help installing an Absorpole Click here to see how to install.
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