20ft Shipping Containers for Sale and Hire in the UK
All units benefit from:
- a standardised height of 8ft 6 inches (9ft 6 inches for 20ft cube containers)
- a 33 cubic metre (cbm) capacity (25-28cbm of usable space)
- heavy-duty marine ply wooden flooring
- a wind and water-tight construction
- double-door access
- a valid CSC (Container Safety Convention) plate
New 20ft shipping containers
As a UK leading supplier, we stock new 20ft shipping containers as standard. These are one-way shipped from the Far East – which means, to be transported into the UK, they have carried just one load of cargo – and they’re of excellent quality (with only the odd minor scratch or dent).
Our new 20ft shipping containers come in either blue or green as standard. They all have 5-year CSC plate validity from the date of their manufacture and come fitted with a slimline lockbox.
Used 20ft shipping containers
We also offer the option to buy or hire used 20ft shipping containers. Typically, these are aged 9-14 years old, with an approximate life expectancy of 25 years. They may have a few small dents or rust patches, but they all have a CSC plate or ACEP (Approved Continuous Examination Programme) sticker (maximum validity of 12 months) and are guaranteed to be suitable for shipment.
Sold on a ‘next from the stack’ basis, our second-hand 20ft shipping containers come in their original livery. It isn’t possible to choose a specific colour, but if you wish, they can be painted externally.
Order your 20ft shipping container today
To order a new or used 20ft shipping container, either give us a call on 0870 240 9405 or fill out the enquiry form below and we’ll get back to you. We’re always happy to help and, whether you’re looking to buy or hire, we can provide a personalised quote for your needs. Get in touch today!
20ft shipping containers are designed specifically with overseas shipping in mind. Thanks to their standardised dimensions, they can be easily stacked onto the back of a train or ship and they meet all the necessary regulations. They also benefit from a generous internal capacity. Therefore, if you’re looking to transport large quantities of goods worldwide, they could be the perfect option.
But this isn’t their only usage. In fact, 20ft shipping containers can be used across a wide range of industries, including everything from construction and agriculture to retail and hospitality. They’re a great choice for on-site storage, offering both ample space and an excellent level of security. In addition, they can be easily converted and transformed into an office, mess room, changing facility and more.
A standard 20ft steel shipping container will have an approximate tare weight of 2500kg, a maximum payload of around 28,000kg and a gross weight of 30,480kg.
This varies depending on several factors, including whether it’s new or used, whether you choose to buy or hire and the cost of any modifications that are required.
Here at Gap Containers – we strive to be as competitive as possible and all of our 20ft shipping containers (both new and used) are available for the best possible price. For a personalised quote, simply give us a call on 0870 240 9405 or fill out the enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
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