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Shipping Containers For Sale Manchester

With over 40 years of experience, we’re Manchester’s leading supplier of high-quality shipping containers. Whether you need a durable container for shipping goods, a temporary storage solution, or a base for your next customisation project, we have a range of options to meet your needs.

Shipping Containers For Sale Manchester

Shipping containers have become more than ever intertwined with Manchester’s bustling architectural landscape. In recent years, they’ve been used in new and innovative ways across the city, from modern hotels and official fan areas to plans as a shipping container village for the homeless.

New shipping containers in Manchester

Our range of new shipping containers is ideal for customers requiring top-quality units for the transportation of goods or for bespoke modification projects. Each container is constructed from high-quality Corten steel and built to ISO shipping standards, ensuring durability and security for your goods.

Our containers are available in various sizes and configurations to match any requirement:

  • New 10ft Shipping Containers – Compact and ideal for tight spaces or smaller storage needs, offering a practical solution for those requiring efficient storage in limited areas.
  • New 20ft Shipping Containers – Providing versatility in storage, transport, and modifications, they are the most popular choice for a wide range of applications including construction sites, retail storage, and customised projects.
  • New 40ft Shipping Containers – Excellent for large storage needs, extensive modifications, or high-volume shipping demands.

For those with specific space requirements, we also offer containers in unique sizes that differ from the standard options:

  • New 8ft Shipping Containers – Ideal for those with minimal space or smaller-scale storage requirements.
  • New 9ft Shipping Containers – Offering a bit more room than the 8-foot model, these are perfect for sites with slight spatial constraints but requiring more capacity than the smallest size.
  • New 30ft Shipping Containers – A mid-sized option that provides ample space for storage or customisation, ideal for medium-scale storage or specialised modifications.
  • New 45ft Shipping Containers – Our largest option provides maximum space for extensive modifications, large-scale projects, or significant shipping requirements.
Buy A New Shipping Container
Buy A New Shipping Container

Used shipping containers in Manchester

Our used shipping containers are thoroughly inspected and graded to ensure they meet our high standards, ensuring they are durable, secure, and functional. Buying a used shipping container provides an excellent option for customers in Manchester who are looking to save money without compromising on quality.

Just as with our new shipping containers, our used containers come in a variety of options to suit different needs and applications. Our inventory includes a diverse range of sizes to ensure you can find the perfect fit for your space and usage requirements. From compact, 8-foot, 9-foot, and used 10-foot containers ideal for tight spaces to larger 20-foot, 30-foot, 40-foot, and 45-foot containers suitable for substantial storage needs, we have options to accommodate any scale of project or storage.

Buy A Used Shipping Container
Buy A Used Shipping Container

Container customisation options in Manchester

We offer customisation services for all our shipping containers in Manchester. From simple modifications like adding shelving, doors and windows to complex shipping container conversions like mobile offices, workshops, or cafes, our team can modify your container to meet your specific needs. This flexibility makes all our containers not just a practical choice but also a canvas for innovation.

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Why choose Universal Containers for your shipping container needs?

With decades of experience in the industry, we are committed to providing only the highest quality containers, both new and used. We combine quality with customer-focused service, ensuring that every interaction not only meets but exceeds your expectations.

Local expertise

As a local business in Manchester, we understand the logistical and environmental factors specific to the area. This allows us to offer tailored advice and solutions that national companies cannot match.

Commitment to quality

We are committed to providing only the highest quality containers. Each container we sell undergoes a rigorous inspection process to ensure it meets our high standards.

Fast and reliable service

Our location in Manchester allows us to provide fast, reliable delivery and setup services across the city and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on our quick turnaround times and excellent customer service.

Contact us

Ready to find the perfect shipping container? Contact our team today

You can also reach us by phone at 0161 775 3217, email us at, or visit us at our local office at Wharfside Container Park, Irlam Wharf Road, Irlam, Manchester, M44 5FZ for a personal consultation.

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