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

About Containers Direct

Founded in 2008 Containers Direct began retailing new and used 20ft and 40ft shipping containers in the UK. In response to the increasing demand for a wider variety of container sizes and requirements we set up our own 4.5 acre depot and workshop and have become specialists in supplying modified containers of all sizes, along with creating bespoke container conversions. From garden offices to bars, retail outlets to catwalks, we have constantly created innovative solutions for our customers beyond the constraints of a standard shipping container.

Drawing upon years of industry knowledge and expertise, we are committed to delivering top quality products at competitive prices. In addition to shipping containers and container conversions we have expanded our range of products to include flat pack storage containers (perfect for difficult to reach sites), portable offices and toilet blocks. Whatever container product you are searching for, we deliver quality you can see and experience you can trust.

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, and fully registered on the JOSCAR supplier accreditation register. View our certificate here.

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

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.

To make an appointment please call 0800 061 2575

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

Office opening hours:
Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 5pm
Depot opening hours:
Monday – Thursday 8.00am – 3.30pm
Friday 8am – 3pm

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!

FAQs Page

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. Please note this does not apply to containers listed under the Clearance Section on the website.

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.

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

Mercedes Benz
National Trust


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.

Read All Testimonials Here!

"From the moment I contacted the company to having my container delivered, I received impeccable service. I thought there may be an issue in regard to the location where it was to be sited. I sent over photographs and they said it would be handled, it was. A very prompt delivery, the driver was very understanding and helpful and I have to say what I thought may be a traumatic day went without a hitch. The cabin I wanted, the colour and orientation was perfect. I cannot praise the services or the product any higher. From the first telephone call to my materials going in I could not be more pleased. Thank you Containers Direct."

From Facility Integrity Services LTD, who ordered a used 20ft shipping container
"We have been using Containers Direct for many years and the quality of the products and service are excellent. We sometimes need to add extensions or top boxes onto the containers as our boilers are too tall to fit inside a standard or high cube container. Containers Direct are always helpful and can accommodate our requests."

From CFB Boilers, who ordered a 10ft once used container with vents
"Eskimos would buy snow from you."

From Andrew Scott, who ordered a once used 45ft high cube container
"Containers Direct blew away the competition from start to finish."

From Alan Stevens, Glendale Managed Services LTD, who ordered a used 20ft container with shelving
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