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Cut and Shut Containers

The container modifications team at Containers Direct specialise in producing Cut and Shut containers. Cut and Shuts are a method to produce containers in non-standard sizes, for instance 10fts, 15fts, 30fts. Our method of production gives unbeatable strength when lifting extra heavy loads, or stacking containers, whether it's for storage or conversions.

What's the difference between a Cut and Shut and a Cut Down?

Cut and Shut


  • The container is cut to the required size and the original end wall is welded back
    on

  • The original container doors are retained

  • The corner posts and corner castings are retained

  • Containers can be stacked

  • Suitable for use with twist locks for stacking

  • Increased weight tolerance for lifting when loaded*
*Where needed a weight test can be done to ensure your Cut and Shut container can be lifted when loaded. Extra charges are made for this service


Cut Down containers


  • The container is cut to required size and a new end wall, or new doors, are fabricated and welded on

  • At least one set of corner posts and corner castings are lost

  • Not suitable for stacking

  • Not suitable for use with twist locks

  • Unsuitable for lifting when loaded

  • Unsuitable for shipping
If you are unsure which option is best suited to your requirements, our Sales Advisors will be able to help you decide.


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