The above pictures are some examples of used 20ft shipping containers that we 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 shipping 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, the 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 in our UK depots and if necessary repaired to a good standard before sale. When buying from us 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.
If you are new to used shipping containers, this video will give you a brief tour and an idea what to expect from a used 20ft shipping container purchased from us:
Ideal for a wide range of secure storage options the used 20ft shipping containers are our most popular range. Great for garden machinery, allotment storage, or as a tool shed or man cave, to help empty out a garage or spare room full of junk and reclaim it. For commercial customers, we see these used for additional stock storage, a base of operations for a tradesman, small workshop units, 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 20ft shipping 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.
If you are using them for storage use, we can fit a lock box (padlock cover or cowl) for an additional £50.00 + VAT and we also have the option for a Shipping Container padlock for an additional £35.00 + VAT or an insurance rated Squire padlock at £50.00 + VAT each. With a lock box and a padlock it gives you piece of mind that your container is highly secure.
For export use, we will have these used 20ft shipping containers checked and repaired in our depot. 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 in as little as 24-hours. Colour choices will be limited to ‘what we have in’ at the time of your order.