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New 12ft Shipping Containers

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One of our most popular sizes is the 12 ft. Just slightly longer than our top seller, the 10ft shipping container, our 12ft new shipping containers for sale are built 12ft long, 8ft wide. We always hold stock in store if you're in a hurry! As we have our own in-house fabrication department specialising in producing any size container, we are the only UK retailer that holds stock of 12ft new shipping containers ready for dispatch with weekly low cost delivery runs from our fabrication depot to all regions of the country. We always ensure we give our customers the cheapest delivery prices available. Most people choose a new 12 foot storage container for long term use and for when an excellent appearance is important. We offer the 12ft with an industry leading choice of four door types with the S1 and Roller Shutter option particularly well-suited for frequent and easy use.

To enhance the performance of your container we can modify it with a range of optional extras, including electrics, vents, doors in the side, and much more. Prefer to buy second hand? That's not a problem. We supply great value refurbished used 12ft containers too! And we can convert them for a wide range of applications, such as chemical stores, offices and retail units. You'll be amazed at what we can do with a strong metal box!

Benefits of 12ft once used shipping containers


Shipping containers are manufactured from 16 guage Corten steel making them strong and secure.


Our in-house depot can modify and convert shipping containers for a variety of different uses.


Shipping containers benefit from being portable, meaning you can move them when needed.


With an extensive range of optional extras to choose from, have your container modified to suit you.


We offer all our shipping containers with a 12 month guarantee for your peace of mind.

Optional Extras

Free with ALL 12ft New Shipping Containers


All our 12ft new containers come with a steel lockbox, which protects the padlock from tampering (usual retail price £55).

Recommended Product for 12ft New Containers


If you require a specific colour of container then we recommend a repaint in our rubberised marine paint.

The Build Process

At Containers Direct, quality is just as important as choice. During the process of making 12ft new shipping containers, the highest standards of work are applied all the way. Containers Direct manufacture the 12 foot container in-house in their fabrication depot, which involves taking 40ft new shipping containers and cutting them down to make 12ft containers. We fully seam weld every join instead of spot welding, which guarantees the container will be watertight, and stay that way, and use high gauge corrugated steel for strength and security. Learn more about how cut down containers are made.

12ft Container Dimensions

Container TypeLengthWidthHeight
12ft DV12ft8ft8ft6
12ft High Cube12ft8ft9ft6

If you are seeking exact dimensions and specifications for all sizes of containers, visit our Shipping and Storage Container Dimension Charts page.

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See how versatile the 12ft can be!


Need a container conversion? The 12ft container is a neat space to transform into a small office space, chemical store, portable toilet, or anything else you can think of. Tell us what it is and we can design and build it for you.

Flat pack option

Flat pack containers are a low-cost solution to limited space or challenging access. Easy to transport and deliver, they are available in three sizes. Our 3m or 4m size is closest to 12ft.

Wider, narrower or even longer or shorter!

If a standard shipping container width of 8ft is not what you're after, then see our Extra wide or SlimLine® containers for purpose built containers giving widths as narrow as 5ft or as wide as 24ft! And remember we can cut containers to any length too.


"It was a good friendly service. Container was delivered ahead of time and the addition of the thermal painting was accommodated at short notice."

From Malcolm Davies

"The whole process from start to finish has been a real pleasure. The quality of the build is beyond my expectations and we are really pleased with the outcome."

From Westcounty Leisure Pool (Cornwall) Ltd

Read all testimonials here!
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