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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 shipping container retailers in the UK. Our extensive knowledge of the marketplace has kept us at the forefront of the container industry providing competitive prices and top quality products.

As well as retailing standard shipping containers, we specialise in modifying shipping containers specifically for the storage market, such as cutting down containers to smaller sizes and providing an extensive range of optional extras to complete your container.

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. We are a member of Make UK. Make UK champions and celebrates British manufacturing and manufacturers.
Cert No. 13586-QNS-001
ISO 9001:2015

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.

View our stock online

Our online "virtual depot" allows you to visit us from wherever you are in the UK. Our website is not just an advert or a banner, but is updated daily with newly arriving shipping containers and products.

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. Customers are welcome to come in 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.

When you have browsed, or if you have any special requirements you don't see online, then call our expert sales team on , to place your order or discuss available options.

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.


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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 all of our containers come with a 12 month watertight warranty – full details can be found in Clause 6 of our Terms and Conditions. For extra peace of mind, once you’ve ordered your container, we can upon request send a picture of the container to you prior to delivery.
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