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Below is a list of the used shipping containers we offer for sale throughout the UK. We offer a wide range of second hand containers including both of the Standard Container Sizes; 20ft and 40ft. We are also able to source many other more specialised containers in good used condition. Used units are ideal for both shipping and storage, but they're also great as a base product for conversion projects. Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements, we'd love to help you buy a used container.

Used Shipping Containers for Sale UK

Our used range of shipping containers is sourced from container depots (and other locations) throughout the UK and beyond. If we don't have the type of container you're looking for in our stock at the moment, we'll always endeavour to find you a good quality, structurally sound, used container at the best resale price possible by using our contacts. We want to make buying a used container from us easy, so if you have any questions, just ask.

20ft Used Container

20ft Used Container

20ft x 8ft x 8ft 6" used cargo worthy containers available throughout the UK for immediate sale/delivery. Sold on a next from stack basis - so colours may vary. Inspected to ensure wind and water tight prior to release.

40ft Used Container

40ft Used Container

40 ft x 8ft x 8ft 6" used cargo worthy containers available throughout the UK. Released for re-sale by shipping lines and bought on a next from stack basis - so colours may vary. Every box is inspected to ensure it's wind & watertight.

40ft High Cube Container

40ft Used High Cube Container

40ft x 8ft x 9ft 6" used high cube cargo worthy containers available throughout the UK. 9ft 6" high as opposed to the standard 8ft 6". Useful where extra internal height is required.

10ft Refurbished/Used Container

10ft Refurbished/Used Container

10ft x 8ft x 8ft 6" Used / Refurbished containers are available throughout the UK. 10ft containers are cut down from larger 20ft Containers and re-fitted with a set of double doors and/ or end panel. Lock box and external re-spray included.

30ft Used Shipping Container

30ft Used / Refurbished Containers

30ft x 8ft x 8ft 6" used/refurbished steel containers available throughout the UK. Cut down from a 40ft container and re-fitted. Lock box and external re-spray included.

Other Custom Sized Shipping Containers

Other Store / Container Sizes

We can also supply non-standard sizes of containers such as 16ft x 8ft, 24ft x 8ft or 30ft x 8ft. These non-standard sizes are cut down from larger containers with fabricated blank end and/ or double doors fitted.

Open Top Container

Open Top Containers

Typically constructed from standard 20ft or 40ft containers. The roof panel is removed to leave the three side panels, the floor, and the double end doors. A removable Hardened or Tarp roof can then be added/removed as required.

Flat Rack Container

Flat Rack Containers

Flat Rack Containers are designed differently to standard boxes, they have 3 panels a floor and two hinged end panels. The end panels can also be folded flat for transportation and used as ramps whilst loading.

Half Height Shipping Container

Half Height Containers

Built to DNV 2.7-1 Offshore Standards, Half Height containers are a built to last. They are constructed with an Open Top for easy loading and are half as tall as a Standard Steel Shipping Container.

Offshore DNV 2.7-1 Containers

Offshore DNV 2.7-1 containers are fabricated in the same way as normal units; but are constructed using a higher density, heavy duty corten steel, making them more durable and increasing their lifespan.

Reefer/Refrigerated Containers

Reefers start out as standard 20ft or 40ft containers, they are then lined out on the inside and specialised flooring is added. A refrigeration unit is then installed that will allow the container's temperature to be changed/regulated.

Used Container Sales Stock/Pricing

Our second hand shipping container stock is sold (to us) on a next from stack basis, so we can't always guarantee the colour of the units we provide. Used units are typically used by shipping lines on container ships for international shipping for a number of years; before being replaced within the shipping fleet, at this point, these units are released for resale to resellers like us. All used containers released to us for resale are checked to ensure they are still in good serviceable condition, they are wind/watertight and should last you a further 20-25 years if looked after well.

Please Note: the used sales prices that we are able to offer are calculated based on - your delivery location, your off-loading requirements, the number of units you need and the base container cost. The cost of used containers does fluctuate up and down, but it's primarily driven by availability and the base price of corresponding new units.

Your Delivery Location - this will affect our delivery costs, we'll always try and keep delivery costs as low as possible but the cost will largely depend on the distance your location is from one of our depots. 

Your Offloading Requirements - this will determine which type of vehicle we need to deliver your container on - if you can offload the container yourself when it arrives - it'll cost less!

The Number of Units you require - if you are looking to purchase more than one container we may be able to offer you each container at a slightly reduced price as we may be able to reduce the delivery costs per unit. If you buy more than one unit at a time - we can often combine delivery, if only one delivery driver and vehicle can be used delivery costs can be reduced.

The Base Container Cost - the price we are able to offer our customers largely comes down to the price at which we are able to buy in used containers. We always try and offer the lowest prices possible.

Click here for more info on our container delivery process and take a look at our FAQ section here for more info on preparing your location ready for your steel shipping containers arrival.

Converting Used Shipping Containers

We also offer a container conversion service, should you need it! Used 10ft, 20ft and 40ft containers are the ideal starting point for conversion projects due to their reduced initial cost. If you're looking for a bespoke conversion job or even a more common conversion such as a chemical store, portable office, construction site officestoreroom or workshop - give us a call. Take a look at some of our conversion case studies here - view some of our previous container conversions.


Used shipping containers are also often used as storage units. Commercially they're used by self-storage companies to provide their customers with reliable, secure storage. Second-hand containers are also used by private individuals for secure on-site storage, replacing the standard garden shed with a more robust, wind and watertight storage option. For more info on our storage containers take a look at our storage page.

International Shipping with a Used Container

If you're looking for a used container for shipping goods overseas, we can arrange for the unit to be re-certified and have its CSC plate updated. All containers used for overseas shipping must have a valid CSC plate fitted, certifying its condition; before it can be used for transporting goods, certification usually lasts for 5 years as per the industry standard. If you'd like a CSC plated container - please let our sales team know during your enquiry.

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