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New 8ft Shipping Containers

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While 8ft second hand shipping containers represent good value for money and are a popular choice as a storage container, often our clients choose new 8ft new shipping containers over used containers, due to increased shelf life and superior condition. We always hold stock in store if you're in a hurry! Most 8ft new shipping containers for sale in the UK are manufactured and imported here from China. In the process of this transportation trip, 8 ft containers are loaded inside a 10ft container, and inside the 8ft container is a smaller 6ft container, just like Russian dolls! This is done to make shipping more cost effective, but in order to fit them into one another, they are made a little shorter and narrower than standard shipping containers sizes. These new build containers are for sale in our CTX range which you can view here. However, many customers prefer full height and width and so we manufacture our own 8ft new shipping containers. We fabricate these type of containers from new 40ft ISO containers, by cutting them down to size, and refurbished with a choice of four door types, including the option of side doors.

A shipping container, whether new or used, is a metal box that offers unrivalled levels of strength and security, which is why so many people buy them for storage, or to convert into something else. Our own 8 foot containers are quality made, firstly as we use the steel shipping containers, proven to be the most strong and secure containers on the market, and secondly because we modify them using only the highest quality materials and processes. The finished product is watertight, with a year's guarantee and sold at prices that won't break the bank!

Benefits of 8ft 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 8t New Shipping Containers


All our 8ft containers come with a steel lockbox, which protects the padlock from tampering (usual retail price £55).

Recommended Product for New 8ft Containers


Exterior repaint in our specialist rubberised container paint is recommended on used containers, not only to improve the aesthetic appearance but also to extend the lifespan of the container.

The Build Process

Containers Direct build all new 8 foot containers in their in-house fabrication depot. We deliver nationwide using a network of hauliers on weekly delivery runs across the UK, making our transport competitive. Creating our new 8ft units means taking a 40ft new (or once-used) container and cutting it down to 8ft, leaving us with 32ft which can be turned into other irregular container sizes. We then add new end doors or walls as required to complete the unit using 16 gauge steel and matching corrugated metal panels. All component parts are then fully seam welded together to create 8ft storage containers! Our dedication to quality is why our new 8ft containers are unrivalled in the industry. Learn more about how cut down containers are made.

8ft Container Dimensions

Container TypeLengthWidthHeight
8ft DV8ft8ft8ft6
8ft High Cube8ft8ft9ft6

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 8ft can be!


The 8ft makes a good base for smaller container conversion projects. With a few simple additions we can make a chemical store, toilets, smoking shelters, or even a small office. Our conversions department can work with any sized container for a variety of uses!
Flat pack option

Starting at 2m long, self-assembly containers do the job for small spaces and areas where access is restricted. They can go anywhere and you can even join them together if more space is required.
Wider, narrower or even longer or shorter?

For widths beyond 8ft, see our extra wide containers, built new, or acquired from joining up containers. Or see our SlimLine® Range for narrow containers less than 8ft wide. And remember we can cut containers to any length too. The choice is yours!


From Nick Dudley, University of Chester:
""Faultless, a friend of mine recommended Containers Direct, the whole process has been top notch."

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