National Shipping Container Sales, Container Hire and Bespoke Conversions

ContainerContainer supply a wide range of new 'one-trip' and good quality used condition shipping containers to customers located throughout the UK. We pride ourselves on providing a reliable, great value service to our customers, we've been selling containers for over 15 years. As well as standard dimension containers which can be used for shipping or secure storage without any modification, we also offer a full range of specialised containers designed to meet a specific use.

UK Shipping Container Sales, Storage Containers and Bespoke Conversions

If you're a business or individual looking to buy a shipping container, for international shipping, for secure storage or as a base product for a conversion project - we're sure we'll be able to supply a container (and service) you're happy with.

If you're looking to purchase a fully finished conversion built to your specification, our in-house conversion team can also design and build your dream shipping container conversion!

All of our containers are available for sale with delivery available anywhere in the UK, you can also collect from one of our depots if you prefer.

Buying a new, used or specialist container from us couldn't be easier and our experienced team will always try our best to find you the best price.

Please let us know if you have any specific requirements, such as a preferred colour, if you need for a valid CSC plate or have a preferred delivery date when you enquire, this will help our team provide an accurate quotation.

We want to make buying from us as simple as possible, so if you have any specific questions or concerns please give us a call. You can also take a look at our how to buy a shipping container guide for more information.


Container Sales in the UK

We source our containers from container ports, depots and private locations such as container self-storage sites located in the UK. We also buy some used stock from larger container ports in Europe so that we can offer a wide variety of high-quality products to our customers.

All our used containers are checked to ensure they're wind and water tight and meet the industry standard for used units - we want our customers to be happy with them! If you'd like to see some example photos, please let us know.

All our new container stock is sourced directly from manufacturers in the far-east as no new containers are manufactured in the UK. We hold a stock of these new units in our UK depots ready for immediate delivery. Within the shipping container industry, the most popular products are standard height 20ft and 40ft containers. In addition to these units, we also offer a range of non-standard sizes and specialist units. Sizes range from small storage containers (measuring as small as 6ft cubes), up to 10ft, 20ft, 30ft and 40ft containers suitable for shipping.

If you're looking for a specialist container, the best place to start is our specialist containers page, this includes products such as side openingopen-top and tunnel containers. Or, if you're looking for a converted shipping container - something like a site office we can help with that too, take a look at our conversions page for some examples of our previous conversion work. 

If we don't have what you want in stock when you contact us, we've got a network of industry contacts we can use to find one for you. We'll utilise our network to find you the best price we can, then we'll get back to you once we know the best price we can offer, our aim is to offer good quality containers at great value.

Container Pricing

The most common question we get asked is "How Much?" and unfortunately the answer is "it depends". Our sales prices do change quite regularly so that we can keep up to date with the market and always offer our customers the best price.

Our prices are calculated based on your delivery location, your off-loading requirements, the number of containers you need, the base box cost and the cost of any modifications you want, so it's hard for us to simply print an exact price without knowing your specific requirements.

Several optional extras are also available, should you want to add any, the two most common choices are a secure padlock (to secure your container) and a lockbox fitted to the double doors (to restrict access to the padlock and prevent it from being tampered with).

If you choose to add any extras this will also contribute to the price we're able to offer.

If you're a business or individual looking to bulk order containers (maybe you're planning on opening a container self-storage business?), please get in touch with our team - we may be able to offer a better price per unit for larger quantity purchases.

B2B container sales do contribute a significant proportion of our total sales, so we're always happy to facilitate bulk container purchases. 

Choosing the right container

Although new and used container prices fluctuate depending on supply, used units are always cheaper than the same new units, otherwise, everyone would just buy new containers!

So choosing a good condition, structurally sound, second-hand shipping container could be worth considering. All our used containers are wind and watertight so you can be sure when your unit arrives it will be in good condition.

Standard length containers are also generally cheaper than non-standard sizes, e.g. standard 20ft units are often cheaper than smaller 10ft units and 40ft containers are often cheaper than smaller 30fts. This is because standard sizes are more common, 20fts and 40fts are commonly used on container ships by shipping lines - so there are always lots of these units available in used condition. 

High cube containers are also worth considering, they are becoming increasingly popular. If you want a taller unit, high cubes offer an additional 12 inches of height compared to standard dimension containers. High cube containers are typically more expensive than the equivalent standard height units. See our high cube container pages for more info. If you’re looking to convert your unit into an office, workshop, storage unit or even living accommodation, having an additional foot of head-room can make a big difference. 

It's also important to consider how you plan on using your container when you purchase it - Is it for shipping or storage? Not all containers are suitable for international shipping, so do be careful when buying to select a container that is suitable and meets CSC certification. The main thing to consider here is the size of the unit regular 20ft and 40ft containers will likely be suitable for shipping, whereas non-standard length containers are less likely to be acceptable for shipping - please ask our team if you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the product you're looking at.

How to Buy a Shipping Container from us

We want to make it as easy as possible to buy a container from us.

To begin the process we need some information from you - so that we understand exactly what you want, we'll then provide a free no-obligation quote that you can consider and then get back to us if you'd like to proceed.

The final step is to arrange delivery, typically delivery takes approximately a week from you agreeing to the purchase, our team will then arrange a suitable delivery day/time with you. Take a look at our how to buy page for more info.

If you require something a bit different, our container conversion team who would love to help. Click here to see some example case studies of our previous container conversions then get in touch when you have an idea of what you want.

We've sold thousands of containers over the years, but we know that you could be buying your first, so, if you do have any questions our customer service/sales team will be happy to help.

If you need any more info on dimensions, container weights or construction check out our dimensions page. Click here for more info on our container delivery process and take a look at our FAQ section for more info on preparing your location ready for the arrival of your container.

For new containers check out our new containers page or our used containers page for used container information.

An Example New 20ft Shipping Container Delivery / Off-load.

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