Standard Containers

NEW & USED - Storage or Shipping Containers for Sale Nationwide.

Standard containers are the most common sized containers on the open market, sizes are standardized to allow movement on ship/rail/road.

Standard Containers

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8ft x 8ft

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10ft x 8ft

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20ft x 8ft

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30ft x 8ft

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40ft x 8ft

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Dimensions 8’ x 8’ x 8’6” 10’ x 8’ x 8’6” 20’ x 8’ x 8’6” 30’ x 8’ x 8’6” 40’ x 8’ x 8’6”
Floor Area 58 sq ft 72 sq ft 144 sq ft 216 sq ft 288 sq ft
Capacity 490 cu ft 612 cu ft 1225 cu ft 1836 cu ft 2448 cu ft
Weight  1.2 ton 1.5 ton 2.2 ton 2.8 ton 3.3 ton
New Stock Yes Yes  Yes Yes   Yes
Used Stock Yes Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
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Standard Containers


8ft New Containers

Our new 8ft shipping containers arrive in the UK and then get distributed to our nationwide depot locations. They typically come in RAL6007 Green or RAL5010 Blue, They offer great long term value and should last 40+ years with considerable use. For added security against vandals/intruders, these containers come with factory fitted lock boxes. Produced using Corten steel, these containers are corrosion resistant. All sizes available can be used for domestic storage, commercial storage or they can be converted for a variety of bespoke uses such as security offices, security hut, smoking shelters etc. 

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Lockbox Included Padlock Optional Multiple Air Vents Wind and Water Tight Corten Steel

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8ft Used Containers

These UK Manufactured 8ft shipping containers are amazing value and ideal for storage purpose. The examples shown are ones we have previously supplied. These 8ft containers all come wind and watertight guaranteed, freshly repainted externally to your colour choice and with a high security lock box included. Please be aware these are made from second hand containers, so the cosmetics of the original containers can vary. You can expect some small dents, repairs to the original container, but you are assured of a structurally sound, clean looking, wind & water tight container.

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Lockbox Included Padlock Optional Multiple Air Vents Wind and Water Tight Anti Corrosive Paint Corten Steel

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10ft New Containers

Our new 10ft shipping containers arrive in the UK and then get distributed to our nationwide depot locations. They typically come in RAL6007 Green or RAL5010 Blue, They offer great long term value and should last 40+ years with considerable use. For added security against vandals/intruders, these containers come with factory fitted lock boxes. Produced using Corten steel, these containers are corrosion resistant. All sizes available can be used for domestic storage, commercial storage or they can be converted for a variety of bespoke uses such as security offices, security hut, smoking shelters etc

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Features

Lockbox Included Padlock Optional Multiple Air Vents Wind and Water Tight Anti Corrosive Paint Corten Steel

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10ft Used Containers

These UK Manufactured 10ft shipping containers are amazing value and ideal for storage purpose. The examples shown are ones we have previously supplied. These 10ft containers all come wind and watertight guaranteed, freshly repainted externally to your colour choice and with a high security lock box included. Please be aware these are made from second hand containers, so the cosmetics of the original containers can vary. You can expect some small dents, repairs to the original container, but you are assured of a structurally sound, clean looking, wind & water tight container.  

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Features

Lockbox Included Padlock Optional Multiple Air Vents Wind and Water Tight Anti Corrosive Paint Corten Steel

20ft New Containers

Our 20ft new shipping containers have all done one recent trip over from china with freight inside. So they are genuine new / one trip / fresh as you can get ISO shipping containers. Typically 2-4 months old we take thousands of direct deliveries every year into our UK depots. Typically available in plain blue and green options these new containers offer the very best long term value. They will last 3 times the life of a used container, look a lot smarter and hold a better resale value should you want to sell them on down the line. All containers are checked on arrival so we can assure you, it will arrive in sound condition. They have a 5 year CSC Plate from date of manufacture so should you wish to ship the unit overseas it’s never been easier.

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Features

Lockbox Included Padlock Optional Multiple Air Vents Wind and Water Tight Anti Corrosive Paint Corten Steel

20ft Used Containers

Our used 20ft shipping containers that we have in stock have been sourced directly from major shipping lines. The 20ft used containers are all checked over and if necessary repaired to a good standard prior to sale, so you are guaranteed a structurally sound, wind & watertight shipping container with good working doors and solid floors. All shipping container floors are extremely strong made from 28mm far eastern marine grade plywood. Sold after typically 8-14 years of use these used 20ft shipping containers are sold in their original shipping line colours, they will have minor dents and surface rust. These cosmetics can vary from one container to the next, we do suggest talking to us about our refurbishment IE: Rubbed down and professional painted

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Features

Lockbox Optional Padlock Optional Multiple Air Vents Wind and Water Tight Anti Corrosive Paint Corten Steel

30ft New Containers

These 30ft new shipping containers offer amazing long term value. Made from cut down new 40ft shipping containers which are typically 2-4 months old, these ‘one trip’ containers have only done one trip over from the factory in China to our yard prior to being cut down to 30ft. All new containers come with a factory fitted, high security slim line lock box. Excellent condition however being cut down you can’t ship them abroad but they offer a great solution to domestic storage requirements. New 20ft & 40ft containers are still the most popular options but in some cases where 20ft is too small and 40ft won’t fit, it makes sense to alter the length to suite your needs. They are typically a little bit more expensive than a 40ft new container, due to the conversion cost. But they will hold a much better resale value because ‘30ft new containers’ are rare.

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Features

Lockbox Included Padlock Optional Multiple Air Vents Wind and Water Tight Anti Corrosive Paint Corten Steel

30ft Used Containers

Our refurbished 30ft containers are made to order. Universal refurbished range of 30fts offers a very good balance of price vs quality compared to other 30ft options. If you need some storage but your containers are going to be seen by your customers, the Universal refurbished range offers you a good improvement in cosmetic appearance over the standard used ranges of containers with a massive saving on new container prices. The units are checked over and repaired if necessary before refurbishment begins. They are then repainted in your choice of RAL colour externally Also when undertaking refurbishment work on your container it’s very easy for us to look at additional bespoke conversion at the same time. Which can included, Addional security Doors/Windows, Anti-Condensation treatment, Electrics, Large Vents, Steel Floors, Ply Lined & Insulated.

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Features

Lockbox Included Padlock Optional Multiple Air Vents Wind and Water Tight Anti Corrosive Paint Corten Steel Various Colours

40ft New Containers

Our 40ft new ISO containers offer fantastic long term value. Typically in the 2-4 month old range these units will have done one single trip over from the factory in China with freight in but are otherwise brand new. All new containers come with a factory fitted, high security Slimline lock box. Available in Blue RAL5010/RAL5013 and Green RAL6007/RAL6005 options, these new 40ft containers come out to you looking clean and sound. For storage use you should not have to apply for planning permission as they do not have foundations. (However please always check with your local planning office if there is any doubt) These containers are supplied with 28mm thick marine plywood floor throughout and multiple lashing points. Immaculate condition and we can accommodate viewings in person at the majority of our depots prior to purchase.

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Features

Lockbox Included Padlock Optional Multiple Air Vents Wind and Water Tight Anti Corrosive Paint Corten Steel

40ft Used Containers

Our range of used 40ft used containers offer great value if you have lots of things to store and typically offer large savings over using two 20ft containers. It’s important to highlight that individually used shipping containers will have differing degrees of dinks and surface rust. These used 40ft shipping containers all come in a good structurally sound condition with good doors, door seals and floors guaranteed. All our containers are fully inspected prior to sale, built from Corten steel, any rust that does form on these shipping containers is non-porous (it won’t let water through the rust layer) All of our standard 40ft used shipping containers are sourced directly from shipping lines thus we can ensure the quality.

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Features

Lockbox Included Padlock Optional Multiple Air Vents Wind and Water Tight Corten Steel Various Colours

40ft New High Cube Containers

These 40ft new (one trip) high cube shipping containers offer brilliant long term value for any storage requirements. Compared to a used container they will last allot longer, hold a better resale value should you want to sell these on at any time. All new 40ft high cube shipping containers come with a valid 5 year CSC plate for export from date of manufacture. They have a 28mm thick far eastern marine plywood floor, and heavy duty cargo doors with a rubber seal and Slimline lockbox. We typically recommend to consider a new container if looking for a permanent or very long term (6 years +) storage solution. Available in Blue RAL5010/RAL5013 or Green RAL6007/RAL6005. They have all done one trip over from China but are otherwise brand new. Not all of our new 40ft high cube shipping containers will include fork pockets – if you need this option please make it extra clear to us to ensure we get you what you need. Fork pockets can only be used to move around a 40ft container when empty and these fork pockets are not designed to be used to lift when loaded.

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Features

Lockbox Included Padlock Optional Multiple Air Vents Wind and Water Tight Anti Corrosive Paint Corten Steel

40ft Used High Cube Containers

Our 40ft used high cube shipping containers will come in direct from shipping line use and are always fully professionally checked over and if necessary repaired prior to sale/hire. There will be no holes, big bows or large dents that change the shape of the 40ft shipping container and no damage to the structural integrity. Of course if you have any special requirements for your 40ft high cube shipping container we will do our best to accommodate this for you. For storage use they 40ft used high cube shipping containers offer amazing value with a capacity of just under 2700 cubic feet (76+ cubic metres). All units sold for storage use come wind & water tight but realistically you should be expecting a much longer lifespan from any of our used shipping containers for sale. We can also respray, modify and add additional features such as our high security lock boxes, Security Doors/Windows, Electrics, Lining & Insulation.

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Feautures

Lockbox Optional Padlock Optional Multiple Air Vents Wind and Water Tight Corten Steel Various Colours

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