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Standard Shipping and Storage Containers

We Sell New and Used Shipping Containers in the UK

If you are a business or an individual looking to buy a shipping container, for international shipping, for secure storage or as a starting point for a conversion project – we’re sure we can supply a container and service you’re happy with.

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

Buying a new or used container from us could not be easier and our experienced team will always try our best to find you the best price.

We want to make buying from us as easy as possible, so if you have any questions take a look at our faqs, or please give our customer service team a call on 0844 561 7975.

If you haven’t bought a shipping container from us before, you may also want to see what our customers think of our customer service and the products we deliver, take a look at our customer reviews on our profile page.

New 40ft Shipping Containers

40fts are the largest ‘standard size’ container we sell, they are 40ft long, 8ft wide, and 8ft 6″ tall as standard height. They are also available as a high-cube variant with an additional foot in height (9ft 6″ tall).

40ft standard height and 40ft high cube containers in new ‘one trip’ condition.

All standard containers have 3 solid panels and 1 set of double-doors fitted at one end of the container. The double doors can be opened fully to allow full access to the inside of the container.

New 20ft 'One-Trip' Containers

20ft containers are also an industry-standard size, they’re also our most commonly requested size, they measure 20ft long, 8ft wide, and 8ft 6″ tall at standard height.

They are also available as a 20ft high cube option (9ft 6″ tall) should you need the extra height.

New containers are often described as ‘one-trip’ containers, referring to their one journey into the UK from their place of manufacture.

All standard containers have a solid wooden floor and corrugated steel wall and roof panels.

20ft Containers – sold in new ‘one-trip’ condition.

New Build Containers / Small Storage Containers

We get these small dimension units shipped into the country as a Russian doll type set compromising of a 6ft x 6ft x 6ft container inside an 8ft x 7ft 2in x 7ft 5in container, which comes inside a 10ft x 8ft x 8ft 6in container.

We sell these small storage units individually and also as a complete set.

These smaller containers are ideal for secure storage in a business or residential setting, as you can imagine they’re much easier to move because of their reduced size.

Used 40ft Containers

Our used 40ft containers are 40ft long, 8ft wide, and 8ft 6” tall (externally) as standard.

We also sell a 40ft used high-cube variant, which offers an additional foot in height, high cube products are great for storage as they offer an increased storage capacity – the extra height also makes loading items into and the unit more comfortable.

These 40ft standard height containers and 40ft high-cubes come in high-quality used condition, every unit is checked before leaving our depot to ensure they meet the industry standard for used containers.

Used 20ft Shipping Containers

20fts are an industry-standard size and our most commonly asked for and sold product, they’re 20ft long, 8ft wide and 8ft 6″ tall externally.

All used 20ft containers are thoroughly checked before leaving our depots to ensure each container is wind and watertight, that there are no holes or major dents in the container body and that the door seals are present and functioning correctly.

All second-hand containers will have been used (most likely for international shipping) for several years by their previous owners, so these boxes will show some signs of use.

Custom Length - Used Storage Containers

Custom or bespoke length containers can be created to almost any dimension. The most common being 30ft and 10ft lengths.

A custom-sized container is created by modifying a standard length unit, we simply cut down the container body to your desired size, the shortened container body is then re-fitted with either a newly fabricated end panel or a set of double doors is re-welded into position.

Similarly, larger than standard size units (e.g. 45ft tunnel containers) can also be created, this is a more complex process as additional structural support needs to be added, to allow safe lifting and prevent the unit from bending or twisting.

Shipping Container Sales in the UK

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

All our used stock are checked to ensure they are wind and water tight and meet the industry standard for used units. We want our customers to be happy with their container when it arrives! So, if you’d like to see some example photos before you purchase a container from us, please let us know.

All our new stock is sourced directly from manufacturers in the far-east (unfortunately no new containers are produced in the UK). We bulk buy from our suppliers and hold a quantity of these new units in our UK depots ready for immediate delivery.

Shipping 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 require, so it’s hard for us to simply print an exact price without knowing your specific requirements.

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 sales team, we may be able to offer a better price per unit for larger quantity orders.

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

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