20ft Shipping Containers (Used)

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  • 20ft long x 8ft wide x 8ft 6 high
  • For site storage or export use
  • Wind & watertight guaranteed
  • Corten steel construction (COR-TEN A grade)
  • Double cargo doors at one end (open fully)
  • Checked and repaired prior to sale with fully intact floors, good doors & door seals
  • CSC plate valid for 6 months min. (export use)
  • Circa 28mm thick marine plywood floor
  • Door open is 7′ 8” wide x 7′ 6” high

Price from: £1,000.00 +VAT

How to order

To order or enquire about this product please contact us quoting reference 2070.

The above pictures are some examples of used 20ft shipping containers that we have in stock or have sold in the past. As standard we always source our standard used 20ft shipping containers directly from major shipping lines, leasing companies or their appointed agents. We won’t be offering you a container that been previously purchased used and then used by that customer for a number of years as on site storage without making it clear to you. Generally speaking these 20ft shipping containers that have been purchased used and then used by a site for a few years have a much shorter lifespan.

All 20ft shipping containers are checked over and if necessary repaired to a good standard prior to sale, so you are guaranteed a structurally sound, wind & watertight shipping container with good working doors, fully intact door seals and a solid floor. All shipping container floors are made from circa 28mm thick marine grade plywood.

Ideal for a wide range of secure storage options the used 20ft shipping containers are our most popular range. Great for garden machinery and Allotment storage, as a tool shed or man cave, or to help empty out a garage or spare room full of junk and reclaim it. For commercial customers we see these used for additional shop stock, a base of operations for a tradesman, small workshop units and paint rooms, tool and machinery stores and more.

Sold after typically 10-15 years of use these used 20ft shipping containers are sold in their original shipping line liveries or colours, they will have some dents and some surface rust. These cosmetics will vary from one container to the next so we do not guarantee the cosmetics on any of our used containers. If you need a smarter looking 20ft shipping container we do suggest talking to us about our refurbished or new ranges. Your container will be structurally sound so there is no chance of this rusting away or you being able to put your foot through the sides of one of these containers. These 20ft shipping containers are all built from corten (COR-TEN A grade) steel – an anti-rust alloy of steel. When rust does form on corten steel it is non-porous (it won’t let water through the rust) meaning the metal underneath the surface rust is protected, which in turn means that these containers will last an extremely long time.

These are ideal for economical site storage use. Compared to a shed of a similar size these 20ft shipping containers are typically cheaper and more secure – and we can add on a high security lock box (padlock cover) for £50 + VAT additional in all of our depots. You are more than welcome to get in touch and arrange a visit to our yard to view the containers you want to purchase or in many cases we can get photos of a specific container over to you for approval prior to firming up the order.

For export use we will have these checked and repaired in our depot and the container will be released from our depot with a minimum 6 month CSC validity (Export approval) on the 20ft shipping container at time of sale. Typically we have stocks of used 20ft shipping containers ready from our depots at as little as 24 hours notice. Colour choices will be limited to ‘what we have in’ at the time of your order.

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Technical Information for 20ft shipping containers

Please note whilst we have tried to be as accurate as possible, some measurements (notably internal measurements) can vary slightly with the development and modernisation of manufacturing techniques over time. We recommend considering a circa 1 inch (2.5cm) tolerance. Where possible we have given a range on known variations in dims between ranges but we can’t guarantee this to be totally accurate for all ranges. If you have a specific sized problem or item to load that’s near these dims please double check with us in advance and if needs be we will get someone to measure the exact container for you.

Please see further down for 20ft high cube and 20ft side opening container specs

Length 20ft (6.058-6.096m)
Width 8ft (2.43-2.45m)
Height 8ft 6ins (2.59m)
Length 19ft 4ins (5.898m)
Width 7ft 8ins (2.33-2.35m)
Height 7ft 10ins (2.38-2.39m)
Door Opening
Width 7ft 8ins (2.33-2.38m)
Height 7ft 6ins (2.28m)
Floor Area 150sqft (13.93m²)
Cubic Capacity 1172 cu ft (33.18m3)
Weight 1.8-2.4 tons (1800-2400 Kgs)
Max Cargo (Export only) 21500 Kgs – 28,235 Kgs (Different max cargo weights available)
Fork Pockets  
Width 1ft 2ins (360mm)
Height 4 1/2ins (115mm)
Centre to Centre 6ft 9ins +/- 2ins (2050mm +/- 50mm)

20ft High Cube Container Specs (as above unless listed)

External Height 9ft 6ins (2.896m)
Internal Height 8ft 10ins (2.698m)
Door Opening Height 8ft 5ins (2.585m)
Cubic Capacity 1320 cu.ft (37.4 cu.m)

20ft side opening Shipping Contianer technical specs (as above unless listed)

Width 7ft 3ins – 7ft 6ins (2.224m – 2.287m)
Height 7ft 5ins – 7ft 10ins (2.273-2.39m)
Side Door Opening
Width 18ft 8ins – 19ft 1ins (5.702m – 5.820m)
Height 7ft 1ins- 2ins (2.159-2.189m)
Cubic Capacity 1097 cu.ft (31.1 cu.m)
Weight (Single side door unit) 2.93 tons (2930 Kgs, 6460 lbs)
Max Cargo (Export only) 21070 Kgs-26280 Kgs (46450 – 57938lbs)