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Shipping Container Prices

Shipping container prices have never been lower, as when they arrive on our shores shipping line companies now find it more economical to sell them off rather than ship them back to their original source. This means there is a surplus of used containers for resale, which is good news for the buyer! Although of course you still have the choice to buy brand new, it is generally more cost effective to buy previously used, as shipping containers have a useful life span of around 20 years.


Age and condition

These are the biggest influence on shipping container prices, so you will see quite a marked variation in price range amongst our products. Obviously size makes a difference too, so you can expect to pay much more for a 40ft container than a 10ft container

Shipping container prices for 20ft products, the most commonly bought size, will vary tremendously, but for a reasonable quality second hand product without any modifications, we retail at £1455. It is not recommended you buy very cheap containers for anything other than a short term purpose, as they can end up costing you more money in repairs than is their worth, but as a quick, temporary solution to storage problems.
Containers Direct offer premium used and once-used containers in a variety of lengths. All our containers are quality tested before dispatch and come with a 12 month warranty. This ensures that whatever the age of the containers, it will be watertight and structurally sound.

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Modified shipping containers

These shipping container prices are for unmodified containers. Modified shipping containers will cost a little more than unmodified containers of comparable condition, as they have had extra work done to make them more user friendly. This can include additional doors, often repositioned for convenience, or new doors made up to make the container better suited for storage purposes than shipping. Many modified containers are cut down from standard sized 20ft and 40ft containers, to fill the demand for smaller sized storage containers. For example, this 10ft containers are cut down to produce our biggest selling size of modified container with a new flat panel, easy opening door added. We offer this product at the generous price £1245.

Other modifications that will add to the value of the container and effect shipping container prices include grafotherm, lining and insulating (to prevent internal condensation), and repainting. For a full list of modifications see Customising Your Container.

Sample prices

LengthUsedOnce-Used
10ft£1245£1800
12ft£1245£2195
15ft£1450£2195
20ft£1455£1995
25ft£1500£2850
30ft£1550£3200
40ft£1595£3495
45ft£1850£6400
Please add VAT to add prices
Prices are for standard containers with S2 style doors
Sizes other than 20ft and 40ft are for cut down containers


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