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Shipping Containers for Sale in the UK

Looking for great value shipping containers for sale? Look no further. Gap Containers is a leading UK supplier of both new and used shipping containers. Whether you wish to store your goods in a secure space or need to organise an international delivery, we have the ideal size and type to meet your needs. Buy shipping containers from Gap today!

Shipping Containers

Standard shipping containers for sale and hire

We have a range of standard 20ft and 40ft shipping containers for sale and hire, including:

  • ISO containers (new and used), fitted with a Container Safety Convention (CSC) plate
  • High cube containers
  • Open top containers
  • Flat rack containers
  • One-way shipper CSC plated containers
  • Food grade secure storage containers for domestic and supermarket use
  • Wind and watertight containers
  • End-of-life containers, that are sold ‘as seen’

Bespoke shipping containers

It’s also possible to purchase shipping containers that have been fabricated to your exact requirements. We offer a bespoke service, whereby shipping containers can be made in a wide range of sizes (i.e. 6ft, 8ft, 10ft, 12ft, 14ft, 16ft, 20ft, 30ft, and 40ft) and painted in a colour of your choice. These can be bought as standard or converted into a container office or mess room.

Ready to buy your shipping containers?

For a personalised quote, either give us a call on 0870 240 9405 or fill out our handy ‘quick quote’ form and we’ll get back to you. All of our new and used shipping containers are available for a competitive price and, with multiple depots across the UK, they can be delivered to any location.

Our team are always on hand and happy to help. So, if you have any questions or would like further information on any of the shipping containers for sale or hire, please feel free to get in touch. Complete your enquiry below or send an email to

Essentially, shipping containers are large steel boxes that have been fitted with hardwood floor and double doors. They’re most commonly employed within the transportation industry. Loaded onto the back of lorries, trains and ships, they’re used to import and export goods across the globe.

Thanks to their robust and long-lasting construction, they also have a number of alternative uses. For example, second-hand shipping containers are often used for short-term and long-term storage or can be converted into an office, cabin, mess room, sports changing facility and more.

New shipping containers are typically built to a standard size, measuring 8ft in width, 8.5ft in height and either 20ft or 40ft in length. This allows them to be safely loaded and stacked for transportation.

However, they can also be made-to-order to meet your exact requirements. As part of our bespoke service, here at Gap Containers, it’s possible to buy shipping containers ranging from 6-40ft long. Just tell us what you need and we will supply the perfect solution for the job.

There are three main weights that you need to be aware of:

  1. Tare weight – the weight of the container without contents
  2. Payload – the weight of the contents that a container can hold
  3. Gross weight – the weight of the container plus its maximum payload

These should be painted clearly on the side of the shipping container.

Generally speaking, the larger the shipping container is, the higher these weights will be. Tare weight can range from approximately 850-4000kg, whilst gross weight can fall anywhere between 5000kg and 30,4000kg.

The exact cost will depend on several factors, including whether they’re new or used shipping containers, the type and quantity that you require and any modifications requested.

Here at Gap Containers, we strive to be as competitive as possible. We always keep up-to-date with the market and offer all of our shipping containers at the best possible price. Getting a personalised quote is very easy. Simply give us a call on 0870 240 9405 to discuss your requirements, or fill out the online enquiry form, and a member of our team will happily provide a quote for your order.

Whatever your requirements, whether you’re looking to buy shipping containers or simply hire them, we can help. We have a diverse range of types and sizes available and, thanks to our bespoke fabrication and modification service, it’s possible to create a container that is perfect for you.

We have multiple depots and storage facilities throughout the country, which allows us to offer a super-fast delivery service – across the whole of the UK. Made from high-quality steel and CSC plated, all of our shipping containers are approved for shipping overseas. They’re priced competitively and could be exactly what you need to transport goods from one country to another.

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Gap Containers Ltd
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by Power Installations (UK) LTD on Gap Containers Ltd
Great Service & Fast Delivery

The service I received was excellent, fast delivery, helpful delivery driver and the container is great quality. Highly recommended.

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