40ft Shipping Containers (Refurbished)

Product Reference: 2158
  • 40ft long x 8ft wide x 8ft 6 high
  • 9ft 6 high (high cube) variants also available ÂŁPOA
  • Made to order and Freshly repainted (your choice of colour)
  • Wind & watertight guaranteed
  • Original cargo doors with heavy duty rubber seals
  • 4x locking bars & lock box included on doors
  • Good solid plywood floor, Clean and tidy interiors (cosmetics vary slightly)
  • Regional prices will vary subject to location.
Price from: £2,150.00 +VAT

How to Order

Call us free on 0808 1234 215 quoting product reference 2158 or request a callback.

We are open 8:30am – 5pm, Weekdays

Product Description

Our refurbished 40ft shipping containers are supplied nationwide. Essentially we take our already sound wind and watertight used 40ft units, add a lockbox and repaint it your choice of colour. It will keep its original cargo doors and original front end. No messing, no-nonsense, just wind and watertight guaranteed, freshly painted, secure storage!

Refurbished shipping containers are typically 10-15 working days from point of order to delivery although lead-times can extend in busier times. All refurbished 40fts will be fitted with a high-security lockbox (padlock housing) and are given a complete external repaint* in a marine grade paint (your choice of basic RAL colour; whites, light greys, creams and very light colours may/will be a premium as we have to double coat.)

Please be aware these are made from second hand 40ft containers, so the cosmetics of the original containers will vary. You should expect some dents, creases, minor surface rust under the paintwork and repairs to the container chassis. You are guaranteed a structurally sound, clean looking, wind and watertight container with good working doors, door seals and a solid workable marine plywood floor throughout.

The inside will be clean and tidy, and as with every container we sell it comes with our 12-month wind & watertight guarantee – however, realistically we suggest you should be expecting many more years of quality use from a container like this. We would typically suggest the repaint alone will add a few years extra life to one of these 40ft shipping containers over the basic used (unpainted) option.

Unfortunately, prices are not fixed nationwide and will vary between depots in the UK because of geographical location.


We would suggest purchasing one of our insurance rated Squire padlocks. With a lockbox and a padlock, it gives you peace of mind that your container is highly secure.

Please be aware these refurbished 40ft shipping containers are made to order from second-hand containers, so the cosmetics of the original containers will vary. All containers sold are covered by our guarantee & returns policy.

*We do repaint over the original container colour so we can’t guarantee exact shade matching at this price. We can add additional primer layers and topcoats to ensure we get a better shade match for you but this does add significantly to the cost. Anything is possible, but the refurbished specs we offer do (in our view) offer a good quality option to match most customer’s needs at the best possible price.

As with any of our containers: if this is all coming across as slightly alien – please feel free to call our office at any time during weekday office hours. We have helpful and experienced team members on standby ready to answer questions, run through options, make suggestions or advise any specific technical info required for any project, problem or challenge you may face. It’s free to call from UK landlines and mobiles on 0808 1234 215.

Technical Information for 40ft 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 with different manufacturers of equipment and with different additional features. If you have a specific sized problem or item to load that’s near these dimensions please double check with us in advance and if needs be we will get someone to measure your exact container before delivery.

The following technical data was taken from one range of new 40ft standard containers.

Length 40ft (12.19m)
Width 8ft (2.43-2.45m)
Height 8ft 6ins (2.59m)
Length 12.032m
Width 2.352m
Height 2.393m
Door Opening
Width 2.340m
Height 2.393m
Floor Marine plywood circa 28mm thick
Cubic Capacity below load line 67.7 cu.m
Weight 3660-3840 kgs
Max Cargo (Export only) 28000 Kgs +
Fork Pockets Typically no longer provided, when provided only for empty movement

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