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New 40ft Shipping Containers

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40ft containers are the largest standard size manufactured from new. When used for storage, a 40ft new shipping container can be expected to last up to 30 years. They are built to very high standards in terms of strength and durability, to cope with the stresses of heavy loads and handling on overseas voyages. New ISO and used containers are guaranteed waterproof (made from strong COR-TEN steel), so whether you are looking for a container for export or storage, a 40ft new shipping container will not let you down!

To keep down costs for both new and used 40ft shipping containers, we buy direct in bulk from the manufacturers. This buying power enables us to offer new shipping containers for sale at the cheapest prices. We always hold good levels of stock in depots spread throughout the UK enabling us to achieve the cheapest delivery rates possible. For instance, if you live in Southampton or Glasgow, why pay the price of a long haul delivery from Liverpool or London! In common with all of our containers we offer an industry leading choice of 4 door types, each designed for the differing needs of our customers

40ft new shipping containers are mostly only available as high cubes. High cube containers are a foot taller than standard units, and also make excellent structures to convert into something else. From office conversions to plant rooms and workshops a converted metal box provides a practical, multi-purpose space, giving you the highest levels of security and flexibility that any structure can offer. We can also modify 40 foot containers, second hand, refurbished or new, to produce any other size you require, including 10ft containers and 15ft containers which are popular for smaller spaces and storage loads. Or if you don't quite have the room for a 40ft but still require a large container, we can provide 30ft containers. We also specialise in joining them together to created larger spaces. Popular modifications include ply lining and cladding as well as windows and doors in the side.

Benefits of 40ft 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

Recommended for New 40ft Shipping Containers


repainting a shipping container in actionIf you require a specific colour of container then we recommend an exterior repaint with our specialist rubberised container paint for our shipping containers.


We would suggest adding a lockbox to your container, which protects the padlock from tampering.

40ft Container Dimensions

Container TypeLengthWidthHeight
40ft DV40ft8ft8ft6
40ft High Cube40ft8ft9ft6

If you are seeking exact dimensions and specifications for all sizes of containers, visit our Shipping and Storage Container Dimension Charts page.

New Containers for Conversions

40ft containers are a good size for container conversion projects. With plenty of room inside they are an ideal structure for our low cost SC office range, our standardised Falcon chemical store package, or a bespoke build for any purpose you require. Our wide range of modifications has made converting containers more innovative and exciting than ever before. If you can think it, we can provide it!

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See how versatile the 40ft can be!

Flat pack option

Need a large area of storage space but don't know how you'll get a 40ft through? See our flat pack containers range. which are modular, so they can be joined up side-by-side or end-to-end to produce the size you require. All panels are man portable so they can be taken to places with challenging access.

Bespoke sizes

If you need an extra wide container ask about our 10ft+ range or our joined up containers. For widths of 10ft and over we build brand new units, or we can use new or used shipping containers and join them together side by side. Alternatively, if you need an extra narrow container see our SlimLine®range. At Containers Direct we believe in giving you as much choice as you need!


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Shipping Containers for Sale - Range 31ft to 40ft long

Don't be restricted by length! For containers between 31ft and 40ft long, we can modify a standard 40ft to get the right fit for you.

On the list of top-sellers are our 40ft new shipping containers. With no size adjustment required you'll find plenty of these in stock at Containers Direct.

If 40ft is a little large, then try a 35ft or a 32ft container, our other commonly requested sizes from this range.

Our new 31ft to 40ft containers are offered with a range of options:
Looking to keep costs down? See our Quality Used 31ft - 40ft long range. Our 40ft second hand shipping containers are unbeatable value!

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