40ft Shipping Containers (Used)

Product Reference: 2131
  • 40ft 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 offering full opening
  • Minimum 6 month CSC plate (for export use)
  • Full sets of cargo lashing points
  • Circa 28mm thick marine plywood floor
Price from: £1,550.00 +VAT

How to Order

Call us free on 0808 1234 215 quoting product reference 2131 or request a callback.

We are open 8:30am – 5pm, Weekdays

Product Description

Our used 40ft shipping containers offer fantastic value if you have a lot of stuff to store and typically offer near a £1000 saving over using 2 separate 20ft shipping containers. The pictures above are intended to give you an idea of the general appearance of a used 40ft shipping container. It’s important to highlight that individual used shipping containers will have differing degrees of dinks and surface rust so they are all sold as ‘cosmetics not guaranteed’, but they will be supplied with our 12-month wind & watertight guarantee.

These used 40ft shipping containers all come in a good structurally sound condition with good doors, door seals and floor. All our used shipping containers are checked before sale and when sold for site storage use, they come with a 12-month guarantee against natural water or weather ingress. Built from Corten (COR-TEN A-Grade) steel, any rust that does form on these shipping containers is non-porous (it won’t let water through the rust layer) meaning they will take an extremely long time to rust away. You should be expecting 10+ years of solid storage use with minimal to no maintenance from any of our used shipping containers.

If being used for export all our used 40ft shipping containers will come with a minimum 6-month CSC validity. (Please ensure you make it clear you need a CSC plated shipping container when ordering if you intend to export your shipping container)

If you are new to shipping containers and not sure what to expect, please feel free to check out this introduction to a used 20ft shipping container. A 40ft used shipping container is near identical (but twice as long!)

As well as our range of 40ft standard height (8ft 6 high) shipping containers we also have a range of 40ft High Cube Shipping Containers which are 9ft 6 high instead of 8ft 6 high. These high cube containers are especially handy if you wish to store tall items, stack pallets or use a forklift inside your shipping container for loading and unloading. These high cube containers are typically only a snip more expensive but regional variations will apply to prices. Our general advice – if you’re going to use this extra height then the high cube containers are well worth the extra, if you aren’t – they aren’t!

If you are using them for storage use, we can fit a lockbox (padlock cover or cowl) and supply an insurance rated Squire padlock. With a lockbox and a padlock, it gives you peace of mind that your container is highly secure.

All our standard used 40ft shipping containers are sourced directly from shipping industry use. We won’t be offering you an older container that has been previously purchased as used and then (for example) used by a farmer for 5-10 years for storage before being sold back to us without making it clear to you. (these pre-used containers would be sold at a discount when available but would also offer a shorter life).

If you need something smarter we can look to repaint these 40ft containers or add any number of additional modifications such as additional doors. Alternatively, if you need a very smart option or are looking for a permanent fixture we would suggest considering a one-trip (new build) 40ft shipping container, you are always welcome to call our office and speak to us about your specific job/requirements and we can recommend options for you.

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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