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Containers Direct logo
Quality you can see, experience you can trust.

About Containers Direct

Containers Direct have been trading since 2008. We are one of the leading retailers of shipping containers for sale in the UK. We have achieved this by striving to provide our clients with quality they can see and experience they can trust. Our extensive knowledge of the marketplace has kept us at the forefront of the container industry providing competitive prices and top quality products.

We started out as a small business retailing standard new and used 20ft shipping containers and 40ft shipping containers, and have grown steadily into a thriving business with our own production facilities where we specialise in cutting down containers to any size, modifying containers to match our customers' exact requirements, and building new containers to bespoke sizes and designs.

Container Conversions

Over the last few years, we have become industry leading experts in Container Conversions, able to provide you with a complete range of conversion options for any design or product. With our own 4.5 acre, in-house fabrication depot, you will be dealing directly with our team of experts, and we can provide complete quality control of your project.

Committed to quality

Our dedication to quality is apparent – we have been ISO9001 accredited since 2015; ISOQAR are a certified quality management system for organisations who want to prove their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet the needs of their customers.

You can view our certificate here.
We are also a member of Make UK, which champions and celebrates British manufacturing and manufacturers.

Cert No. 13586-QNS-001
ISO 9001:2015

View our stock online

Along with shipping containers for storage and conversion, we specialise in flat pack containers, container offices and extra wide containers. You'll find information on most of our products and services on the website, but if you can't find what you need, or have any special requirements then call our expert sales team to place your order or discuss available options.

Visit our office

Containers Direct are one of the only depots who offer our customers the option to come and view our extensive range of new and second-hand shipping containers in person at our main depot and office in the Knowsley Industrial Estate. Please call and make an appointment in advance. As we are a working depot, for reasons of health and safety, hard soles shoes should be worn. We can provide Hi Viz apparel if required. Customers are welcome to come in by appointment and plan their Container Conversion projects with our expert Sales Team, who will guide you through the numerous options available; whether just a simple storage unit, through to a full scale conversion for a pop-up shop, bar or office.

Containers Direct
Manor Yards,
Newstet Road,
Knowsley Industrial Estate,
L33 7TJ

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that buying a shipping container is completely different to any other purchase. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you better understand shipping containers. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, please call our Sales team, or email us your question, and we would be happy to help!

Just some of the clients we've worked with...

Mercedes Benz
National Trust

Our promises to our customers

Price Promise

All of our products carry the Containers Direct Price Promise. If you can find a container of the same specification at a cheaper price we will guarantee to beat the price. We understand that many of our customers shop around for the best value so before you place your order elsewhere, give us the chance to beat that quote!

Corporate Info

Containers Direct Ltd trade online as www.ShippingContainersUK.com, Newstet Road, Knowsley Industrial Park North, Merseyside, L33 7TJ. Vat Number GB 943894967. Company Registration Number 6570705.


We're committed to keeping your details private in compliance with GDPR legislation and the Data Protection Act. Take a look at our full Privacy Policy for more details.

Customer Satisfaction

We always aim to provide the best possible service to our customers to ensure we meet their requirements. However, we understand that even in the best run systems, errors do sometimes occur. If you ever feel the need to complain, please don't hesitate to contact us by telephone, or by email info@shippingcontainersuk.com and address your complaint directly to our Complaints Resolution Manager.


We stand by our products, and so we offer a 12 month watertight warranty – full details and exclusions can be found in our Containers Direct Terms and Conditions of Business. For extra peace of mind, once you've ordered your container, where possible, upon request, we can send a picture of the container to you prior to delivery.


As a long established and reputable company, we want to instill confidence in our customers that we can deliver on our promises, and provide high quality products and service. But don't just take our word for it, see for yourself what our past and present clients have to say about Containers Direct.
"Just wanted to say the haulier was a star and the containers are sighted where I needed them to be. Thanks very much for your help. All of you have been efficient and helpful. If I need more containers I will be straight back in touch."
Tom Firbank; who ordered a 12ft plylined container
"Very happy overall, delivery driver was excellent and I would recommend Containers Direct"
Gerard McAuley; who ordered a 16ft S1 container
"Faultless, a friend of mine recommended Containers Direct, the whole process has been top notch."
University of Chester; who ordered two 10ft new containers
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