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New 20ft Shipping Containers

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Shipping containers are extremely strong, dependable, waterproof steel units, unrivalled in terms of strength and security. All 20ft once-used shipping containers are manufactured to ISO standards, which qualifies them as safe and compatible with intermodal transport systems - road, rail and sea. They will be certified to this effect with a CSC plate, which is valid for five years from the date of production. Of course many people will want to buy a 20 foot for use as a storage container, and buying new will guarantee maximum use from the container for many years to come. In line with our philosophy that "one size doesn't fit all", Containers Direct are the only UK company that gives you a choice of 4 door types as standard when you buy a 20ft shipping container. We always hold stock in store if you're in a hurry!

Containers Direct are able to offer the best prices on 20ft new shipping containers as we buy direct from the manufacturer. Almost all new shipping containers are manufactured in China, and over the years we have developed strong links with these factories enabling us to offer the best prices on 20ft new shipping containers. We buy in bulk, which helps keep the cost down, and then import them to various strategic locations throughout the UK including Birmingham, Bristol, Burton upon Trent, Glasgow, Felixstowe, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Southampton. This way we can give you the cheapest delivery rate available! When you choose 20ft new shipping containers for storage, we can modify them in a number of ways; from easier access with metal side doors, or ply lining to prevent condensation. They can also be completely refurbished by our in-house conversion department to totally transform your container into something else, such as an office or workshop. Second hand containers can also be used for the same applications and are great value for money if new 20 ft containers are outside your budget. For smaller sizes we can provide 10ft containers and 15ft containers, cut down from larger boxes. Or if you are need something just a little bit bigger than a 20ft, then take a look at our 24ft containers and 25ft containers.

Benefits of 20ft 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 20ft New Shipping Containers


All our 20ft containers come with a steel lockbox, which protects the padlock from tampering (usual retail price £55).

Recommended Product for 20ft New Containers


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

The Build Process

Containers Direct supply 20 foot containers from a number of nationwide depots, with the newly fabricated door types manufactured in their in-house depot. When creating the S1, S3 of S4 containers, new 40ft boxes are cut down to size and new doors and end walls are then manufactured using high gauge steel and matching corrugated metal panels. These are then fully seam welded to create new 20fts with different door options. The focus is always on providing the right product for our customers whilst maintaining our usual high standards of quality production. Learn more about how cut down containers are made.

20ft Container Dimensions

Container TypeLengthWidthHeight
20ft DV20ft8ft8ft6
20ft High Cube20ft8ft9ft6

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 diverse the 20ft can be!


The 20ft container makes an excellent starting point for container conversion projects. We offer a complete range of modifications to make user-friendly units, such as the budget friendly ModiBoxRange, Chemical Stores and pop-up retail and catering units Tell us what you need and we'll provide it!
Flat pack option

Flat pack containers are man portable which makes them ideal for delivery and erection in tight spaces. They are also modular, meaning they can be joined up for sizes of 20ft and beyond.

Wider or Narrower

Need something wider or narrower than a standard 8ft width container? See how 10ft wide containers, joined up units, or our SlimLine® range for units as narrow as 4ft to 7ft wide. We let our customers choose!

"Great communication and help/advice regarding delivery."
Dave Bruce - Demelza, who bought 1 x Once-Used 20ft Shipping Container


"Cory and the team were very friendly and efficient. Thank you."
R B Cooke & Son, who ordered one new 'once-used' container with S2 original ISO end doors and a lock box.

"First class service from beginning to the end."
Hefin Parry - Performance Fluids, who ordered two new 'once-used' containers with S2 original ISO end doors and a lock box.

"Just as advertised and very helpful"
David Gould - Gould Electronics, who ordered two new 'once-used' containers with S2 original ISO end doors, a lock box, steel personnel door with multi-point lock, repainted in green, plylined and insulated and a set of stairs with platform in black.

"Excellent service throughout, kept me fully informed about delivery times etc."
Pat Milston - Active Learning Centres, who ordered two Once-Used 20ft Container with S2 Original ISO end doors with a lock box.

"Everyone is always so pleasant and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble!! Wouldn't go anywhere else."
Joanne Clark, who ordered a Once-Used 20ft Container with S2 Original ISO end doors with a lock box and repainted in green.

"Great communication and help/advice regarding delivery."
Dave Bruce - Demelza, who bought 1 x Once-Used 20ft Shipping Container

Read all testimonials here!


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

See our shipping containers from our 20ft – 30ft long range. If you need an in-between size we can cut a 40ft down to any length between 20ft and 30ft - we are the cut down specialists!

20ft new shipping containers give you the widest choice, best value and quickest delivery time, as they "come as they are" – no cutting required! 30ft containers and 25ft containers also sell fast, so you will find them readily available.

Our 20ft – 30ft long range is available with:Or buy quality used for a smaller budget. 20ft second hand containers offer secure, dry, all-purpose storage.

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