These new 40ft shipping containers offer fantastic long-term value. Typically, in the 2-5, ‘months of age’ range, these units will have done just 1 trip over from the factory in China full of freight, but are otherwise considered brand new. All new containers come with a factory fitted, high security slimline lock box (padlock cover).
Typically, available in blue and green options, these new 40ft containers come out to you looking smart, clean and sound. For storage uses these should negate the need for planning permission – as they do not have foundations we believe they should be classed as a temporary structure (but please always check with your local planning office if there is any doubt)
They have a marine plywood floor that’s approiximately 28mm in thickness and multiple lashing points. These are typically aged anywhere between 6 weeks and 5 months old depending on the time of your order and the rotation of the stock that comes in from China.
Commonly they may have 1 or 2 small imperfections consistent with this first trip, a small dent or two, some paint scrapes around the end frames, perhaps some tyre marks inside from a fork lift that’s been used to load and unload cargo. However, these units will be in otherwise immaculate condition and we can accommodate viewings in person at some of our depots prior to purchase. You can read more info on the potential dinks and damage to expect in our recent new article ‘what to expect from a one trip shipping container.’
New 40ft shipping containers offer fantastic long term value. If you’re looking for a 10+ year storage solution then we recommend these new containers nearly every time. They will last 2-3 times the life of a used container, they look a lot smarter – and they will hold a much better resale value should you wish to dispose of the container in the future. In 10-15 years, you will be able to sell your container to us for a reasonable price, our offer will depend on how well the container has been looked after, its looks and the state of the floor etc. When buying containers back, please remember that we have to incur collection costs, depot costs and the costs of any repairs that may be required.
All our 40ft shipping containers are checked over prior to sale and if any of our new containers take a big smash on their first trip to the UK they are not sold on as a normal new container (and may be offered elsewhere on the site at a discounted price – although it’s quite rare we get this type of stock in). All containers sold come with our 12-month wind and watertight guarantee.