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40ft Shipping Containers

40ft containers are the second largest size manufactured and the ultimate in storage space solutions! Suitable for either secure storage or shipping overseas, these containers are highly adaptable to the needs of our customers. They also becoming increasingly popular as the starting point for conversion projects.

Choose from either a once-used, or used shipping containers.

The 40ft storage container

If you're using 40ft containers for storage, we can completely modify the unit to your requirements; whether that's adding shelving, ply lining and insulation, additional doors, electrics, windows etc. These units will be covered by our wind and watertight guarantee (12 months), but are not suitable for shipping.

Check out our full list of modifications for 40ft containers, including luxury upgrades such as wood cladding and UVPC windows, which are popular on container conversions.

If you're looking to ship

If you are planning to use 40ft containers for sending household goods abroad, remember to ensure your container is cargo-worthy and CSC Plated for shipping. CSC plates expire, but can be renewed if the container is being shipped. Without a valid CSC certificate, the shipping lines won't allow you to ship your container overseas.

Need extra width or height?

You may see some of our 40ft containers described as pallet wide, or extra wide. Most shipping containers are made with a standard width of 8ft, but our pallet wide containers give you a few extra inches of internal width to make loading easier, as they can accommodate two pallets side by side.

For an extra foot of height - 9ft 6in as opposed to the standard container heights of 8ft 6in, choose a high cube container. These are especially handy for voluminous lighter cargoes, or over-sized items for storage, such as plant machinery.

Or full side access

Never struggle again with access in and out of your container, or having to struggle through the full length to find that one item stored right at the back. We have various new and used 40ft containers with full side access, either modified from standard 40ft containers to a range of door specifications, including end doors too if required, or full side access containers manufactured from new.

View our all 40ft containers currently in stock and all their product variants. If you cannot find what you're looking for them please enquire.


Broomheath Plantation Bushcraft Academy ordered a used 40ft container from us, repainted green (of course!).

"How easy was that? Phone conversations were quick and to the point and email conversation was appropriate. Nothing was made harder than it needed to be but we felt that if we had expanded our requirements the level of communication would have expanded appropriately too. Our go to company for containers and container based buildings in our woodlands"

Simon Harding (Chief Instructor)
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