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New 16ft Shipping Containers

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Our new 16ft shipping containers for sale are manufactured from original 40ft shipping containers, by taking these larger containers and cutting them down to the required size. They can be cut to any size, in our own workshops, to produce smaller great quality storage containers. Our 16 ft containers, along with the 10ft, are one of our most requested sizes of cut down containers. We always hold stock in store if you're in a hurry! Once cut down and adapted for storage, new 16ft shipping containers no longer conform to shipping standards, but they do make the best storage containers on the market. Genuine shipping containers are chosen to make new storage units as they cannot be beaten in terms of strength, security and durability. Made from strong COR-TEN steel, which has rust repellent properties, and with heavy-weight bearing floors, they will give you years of secure, watertight storage at a cost that won't break the bank. We offer the 16ft with a unique choice of four standard door types, each designed for the needs of different groups of users and applications.

We use either new or used steel ISO containers to cut down from, according to our customers' choice. A new 16 foot will be in better condition than its 16ft second hand container counterpart, and will last longer, but used quality storage containers represent great value for money and we guarantee they are watertight and structurally sound. Whether you choose new 16ft shipping containers or used, they can be refurbished with a range of optional extras, a choice of four door types (or doors in the side), or we can convert them for a wide range of applications, including offices, and portable metal toilets. Notable for our experience in high quality conversion work, we can modify any container to match our customers' requirements, carrying out standard modifications such as ply lining, right through to full-scale high end conversions. When you buy from Containers Direct you get the container you need at prices that reflect both value and quality.

Benefits of 16ft 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 16ft New Shipping Containers


Our 16ft new containers all come with a steel lockbox, which protects the padlock from tampering (usual retail price £55).

Recommended Product for 16ft New Containers


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

The Build Process

All of our 16 foot new shipping containers are built in our in-house fabrication depot and deliver on weekly runs across the UK. The fabrication process involves taking a 40ft new shipping containers and cutting it down to size, either retaining the original doors, end wall or neither. Based on our customers' requirements, we then manufacture new doors and walls, using high gauge steel and matching corrugated metal panels. All parts are then fully seam welded to create our new 16fts. Our emphasis on quality production makes these the UK's best-selling 16 ft new container. Learn more about how cut down containers are made.

16ft Container Dimensions

Container TypeLengthWidthHeight
16ft DV16ft8ft8ft6
16ft High Cube16ft8ft9ft6

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 adaptable the 16ft can be!


Container conversion projects are rapidly growing in popularity as a low-cost, flexible alternative to traditional structures. A pop-up shop, mobile catering unit, or office space can be yours at an affordable cost.

Flat pack option

Our flat pack containers are delivered on a flatbed truck and be sited in areas inaccessible to areas with restricted access. Fully man portable and available in three sizes they can also be joined together to create larger storage spaces.

Wider, narrower or even longer or shorter!

As well as a choice of lengths, but we can build containers to a choice of widths too. You can longer, shorter, wider or narrower with Containers Direct. Wider spaces can be achieved with either a new build or by joining containers together. Or our SlimLine® range can cater for widths narrower than 8ft.


"You've got it right! Would definitely recommend to others, from the initial enquiry through to delivery you provided excellent customer service. The container itself met our requirements perfectly. Many thanks"

From Steph Bowler - Plymouth Community Homes

"I was very happy with the product provided and the service from ordering right through to delivery. Excellent communication throughout. Would definitely recommend you to others. Thank you"

From Lincolnshire Aviation Centre.

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Shipping Containers for Sale - Range 11ft to 19ft long

For ANY length container we take new standard sized shipping containers, and cut down to the size you need. Lengths between 11ft and 19ft give you a good mid-range space, and as a lower cost option we offer quality used containers too.

See our 15ft new shipping containers for the fastest delivery – due to their popularity we always have these prefabricated in stock, ready for immediate purchase. We also provide a quick turnaround for 16ft new shipping containers and 12ft new shipping containers for sale.

For the "in-between" sizes Containers Direct will happily cut down a 14ft or 17ft, or even 19ft container. The choice is yours!

Standard features of our new 11ft to 19ft range:Repaint comes free with a quality used container!

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