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45ft Used Shipping Containers

45ft Used Shipping Containers for Sale
The 45ft shipping container is the giant of all containers, giving an extra 5ft in length over the commonly available 40ft container, and an additional foot in height on the high cube model. Most 45ft used shipping containers are also "pallet wide", meaning the internal width allows for two standard 4ft pallets to be accommodated in the container side by side.

However, the used 45ft shipping container is quite hard to come by in the UK, due to their rarity and excellent value for money they offer per square foot.

Features of our 45ft used shipping containers

  • Good condition/cargo worthy

  • Extra length

  • Extra height

  • Pallet wide (internal width 8ft)

  • CSC plated for shipping

  • 30 tonnes tested

  • An extra 315 cubic feet loading capacity compared to the 40ft high cube

  • can accommodate tall plant machinery

  • Increased loading capacity means increased efficiency for transportation

Dimensions of 45ft container

High cube pallet wide:


Whether your 45ft used containrer is for storage, or the building block of a conversion project, check out list of optional extras designed to customise your contaainer for your personal use.


Enhance the security of your container with a steel lockbox - this prevents unauthorised access to the container padlock, and can be purchased at a cost of £50 plus VAT


Add one of our specialist Lock 2000 padlocks, compatible for use with the lock box, for a discounted price of £35 plus VAT


A new exterior coat of rubberised container paint will not only enhance the cosmetic appearance of your container, but also protects from wear and tear and can extend the life of the container. Select from a wide range of colour.

Please note for very light or bright paint options (ie white, yellow, red, orange) there is a supplementary charge of 75% over standard repainting rates

Ply Lining

Lining and insulating containers with plywood and rockwall insulating material will give complete protection against the adverse effects of condensation. Read more on our page on ply lined containers


"Disguise" your container with wood cladding. It protects, looks good, and can help with planning permission. Choose from three different types of wood. For more details read our page Cladded Shipping Containers

Shelving Racks

Fit your container out with shelving to make your stored goods more accessible and better organised.

Cost per bay (1m/3ft wide) - £60 plus VAT fitted, OR £45 plus VAT self fitted


Choices of electrical installations:
Option 1: One external hook up, a consumer unit, a light switch, 4 x 5ft strip light with diffuser, a double socket

Option 2: One external hook up, a consumer unit, a light switch, 4 x 5ft strip lights with diffusers, two double sockets and wall heater

Anti condensation treatment

Using Grafotherm spray coating on the ceiling of the container - this product prevents damage caused by condensation build up that can drip onto the contents of the container.


We offer a variety of ramps for containers - car ramps. heavy duty ramps, lightweight ramps, hinged ramps and bespoke builds. A range of sizes are also available.


"Great service from initial contact to final delivery."

Nord Green Nurseries in Halifax purchased a used 45ft high cube, pallet wide container, repainted externally.

Read all testimonials here!
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