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40ft Shipping Containers for Sale and Hire in the UK

A 40ft shipping container is an industry-standard size. As such, they’re a popular option – here at Gap Containers – and could be just what you need to store your goods or ship them overseas.

40ft Shipping Containers

Available for both sale and hire, all of our 40ft shipping containers feature:

  • approximately 54-58 cubic metres of usable space
  • a standardised height (8ft 6 inches, or 9ft 6 inches for cube-shaped containers)
  • a wind and watertight construction
  • robust marine plywood flooring
  • CSC (Container Safety Convention) plate validity
  • easy double-door access

New 40ft shipping containers

For those who are looking for exceptional quality, we offer a range of brand new 40ft shipping containers. These are one-way shipped from the Far East – meaning they have carried one load of cargo in their lifetime (i.e. for them to reach the UK). They may have a couple of small scratches, but these are only superficial, and the container is guaranteed to last for many, many years.

New 40ft shipping containers come in blue or green as standard. With a valid 5-year CSC plate (from the date of manufacture) and a slimline lockbox, they’re perfectly suited to global shipping.

Used 40ft shipping containers

We also offer second-hand 40ft shipping containers in their original shipping line colours.

These are picked from our depot on a ‘next from the stack’ basis – so you can’t choose the exact colour and their condition will vary slightly. But they only ever have a few small dents or rust patches and, thanks to their CSC plate (or ACEP sticker) validity, they’re still suitable for overseas shipping.

All of our used 40ft shipping containers are around 9-14 years old, with an approximate life expectancy of 25 years. Therefore, despite their second-hand nature, they’re guaranteed to last.

Want to know more about 40ft shipping containers?

If you have any questions about the 40ft shipping containers for sale, including both new and second-hand units, simply call us on 0870 240 9405or send an email to and we’ll get back to you. Alternatively, if you’re ready to place an order, either give us a call on 0870 240 9405 or fill out the enquiry below. A member of our team will be more than happy to provide a personalised quote.

40ft shipping containers are perfect for overseas shipping. As one of the largest containers available, they boast a 26000kg payload and up to 58cbm of usable space – which means there’s a lot more room for your cargo. If you’re looking to transport a large number of goods or heavy items, they could be the ideal option.

Aside from shipping, 40ft shipping containers also have a range of other uses. For example, they’re a great choice for domestic and commercial storage. Thanks to their generous size, they’re perfect for conversion – and can be used to create everything from a pop-up office or studio to a mess room, bar, shop and more.

A typical 40ft shipping container will have a tare weight around the 4000kg mark, an approximate payload of 26,000kg, and a maximum gross weight of 30,400kg.

The exact cost of a 40ft shipping container will vary depending on the type chosen and whether you opt to buy or hire. A new 40ft shipping container will also cost more than one that is second-hand.

But, rest assured – when you shop with us – you will always get the best possible price. Customer satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do and, as such, all of our 40ft shipping containers (including both new and used models) are priced competitively. For a personalised quote, either give us a call on 0870 240 9405 or complete the enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch.

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