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Second Hand 30ft Shipping Containers

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30ft used shipping containers bridge the gap between standard sized 20ft and 40ft shipping containers for sale. ISO shipping containers usually come out of the factory as 40ft or 20ft, the universal size for intermodal transport and shipping, however if want the strength, security and low cost offered by a proper shipping container you may well not want to be restricted to these sizes. We specialise in modifying 40fts to any length required with 30ft used shipping containers being one of the most popular lengths. We always hold stock in store if you're in a hurry! 30ft used containers are a popular choice for use as basic storage containers, with perhaps the addition of optional extras such as ply lining or repainting or with alternative doors. We offer 4 door types as standard on all of our containers for sale. The S1 and S2 doors are the cheapest to buy, but the S4 Roller Shutter option or the higher price of the premium quality S3 door type offer great value too. We can also supply new 30ft shipping containers.

We create 30fts by taking new or second hand 40fts and cutting them into two new containers - one 30 ft and one 10 ft. 10ft containers are in high demand too so the cost of the conversion work is spread across the two boxes. Not only does cutting down used containers produce a wider choice of sizes, but also allows them to be refurbished with new steel doors. Picture a whole metal box cut up into two pieces - only one will have the door remaining intact, so we have to fabricate a new door to complete the other newly created container. Often we are asked to fit doors in the side for easier access or add windows and pedestrian doors for use as a workshop or office space. The 30ft is also a common size for industrial style conversions such as biomass boiler houses or for housing heavy machinery, where vents, sliding roofs and more complex engineering work is required. Check this out for an example.

Benefits of 30ft 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 30ft Used Shipping Containers


Our 30ft containers all come with a steel lockbox, which protects the padlock from tampering (usual retail price £55).

Recommended Product for Second Hand 30ft Containers


We reccommend adding an exterior repaint in specialist rubberised paint to our used containers, as this improves the lifespan and aesthetic appearance of your container.

The Build Process

We supply 30 foot containers from our in-house fabrication depot and deliver to all parts of the UK. In order to supply our customers with a choice of doors, we cut down 40ft shipping containers into both a 30 ft long and 10ft long container. One of our new doors and end walls are then added, using high gauge steel and matching corrugated metal panels, which are fully seam welded. Learn more about how cut down containers are made.

30ft Container Dimensions

Container TypeLengthWidthHeight
30ft DV30ft8ft8ft6
30ft High Cube30ft8ft9ft6

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 30ft can be!


Steel shipping containers are becoming increasing popular as a low-cost option for conversion projects. We can make offices, workshops, classrooms, pop-up shops and retail units, and much more!

Flat pack option

Where space is limited and access restricted, see our flat pack containers. Create an area of space any size by joining these modular units together, either side-by-side, or end-to-end.

Bespoke sizes

For widths above the standard of 8ft, we can join up containers. These extra wide spaces are ideal for garages and offices conversions. Alternatively we can build new containers, providing wider or narrower widths, which you can find in our SlimLine® range or 10ft+ range.


From Wefco(Gainsborough)Ltd
"Everything handled in an efficient and friendly manner, excellent communication. I'm very happy with the product."

From Tees Valley Wildlife Trust
"The process was made very easy and delivery was carried out very professionally under difficult cicumstances."

From Johnson Bros Ltd, Oldham
"Your personnel were very helpful, knowledgeable and quick to respond and polite. Prices are fair. And the delivery occurred on time and very efficient."

Gilmerton Primary School in Edinburgh required a 30ft container for bike storage. We treated the container with Grafotherm and fitted 20 bike hooks across the walls.
"We were satisfied with every aspect of the service. Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient service - everyone from the advisory staff at the office to the lorry driver!"

From James Jones & Sons Ltd, who bought a used 32ft container with original S2 doors, additional S1 side doors, ply lining and electrics.
"We dealt with Corry and Sonia and they were very helpful at each stage, very pleased with Containers Direct, would highly recommend to others, thank you.

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Quality Used

Shipping Containers for Sale – Range 20ft to 30ft long

Come to us for ANY length, right up to 45ft long! We believe in freedom of choice, so why settle for 24ft long when a 21ft or a 28ft container is the solution for you? We can cut to any length using original size shipping containers to cut down to any size.

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Considering buying New? Our 20ft to 30ft long range comes with affordable price tags.

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