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Used 40ft Shipping Containers

For 40ft used shipping containers, come to Containers Direct for quality you can trust at prices you’ll like. As one of the UK’s main buyers of 40ft containers from the shipping lines, this purchasing power enables us to pass on low prices to our customers, along with offering a wide choice of boxes. Generous levels of stock also means we’ll never keep you waiting for your order, or charge “over the odds” for delivery. With supply depots strategically located throughout the UK - including all major cities such as London, Liverpool, Cardiff, Glasgow, Bristol and Birmingham - we are quick to dispatch using the cheapest local delivery rates. While 40ft used shipping containers are one of our most popular sellers, we also offer new 40ft shipping containers and refurbished boxes. At Containers Direct we offer the 40ft with our standard 4 door options, the S2 being the best seller in this range and is available for dispatch from 32 UK wide depots.

Their hard-wearing strong steel structure makes them unrivalled in terms of strength, cost and security so it is common-place for 40ft used shipping containers to be used as secure watertight storage containers. However, as you would expect from one of the main suppliers to UK shipping agents, we also supply 40 foot ISO containers which are CSC plated and certified for export. Furthermore, our thriving in-house container conversions department requires a good supply of 40 ft second hand and new containers to complete our clients’ projects. Their size allows us to cut them down and modify them to suit individual requirements, from a simple job such as fitting of doors in the side to basic office conversions through to full-scale high end conversions. Metal boxes are a quick and easy to convert, and great value compared to more traditional building structures. Buy from us and get a 12 month guarantee to give you confidence in your purchase.

Optional Extras

Recommended for 40ft Used Shipping Containers


We would always recommend an exterior repaint with our specialist rubberised container paint for used shipping containers. Price to repaint in a choice of standard RAL colours - £350.00 plus VAT.


We would suggest adding a lockbox to your container, which protects the padlock from tampering. Price to add a lockbox - £55.00 plus VAT.

Perfect for Conversions

Containers Direct offer a full scale conversion service from our in-house fabrication depot. Having our own conversion facilities in-house means we can offer the most competitive prices and the highest levels of quality for your conversion projects. Given that 40ft containers are a standard size, they are often a popular base to begin a conversion project, whether you're looking for a pop-up shop, bespoke workshop, portable office or chemical store. For more inspiration, check out our favourite Case Studies.

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See how versatile the 40ft can be!

Flat pack option

Where space is limited and access restricted, see our flat pack containers.
Bespoke sizes

We can even join up containers to give you extra wide spaces - perfect for the extra space required in garages and larger offices. Alternatively we can build new containers, providing wider or narrower widths than the standard 8ft, such as from our SlimLine® range or 10ft+ range.


"A good buying experience. Plenty of choices and costs and this was all dealt with in a friendly way and efficiently backed up by emails. You were brilliant! The delivery driver was friendly and had to take his drag trailer off to get up the road in the dark. Plenty of difficult maneuvering which he did expertly. He placed it perfectly. I'm very pleased with the overall service and I'd definitely recommend Containers Direct. One of the good companies out there! Keep up the good work!

Thanks for your excellent and friendly service from the initial phone call to delivery. It has been a joy dealing with you guys."

Andrew Jenkins (Managing Director)
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