Shipping Containers For Sale

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We make buying Shipping Containers Simple

Bringing together over 55 years of combined container experience, we make buying shipping containers as easy as possible for you. We do this by:

  • Providing a friendly, knowledgeable service
  • Listening to you and identifying the solution that’s right for you
  • Arranging nationwide delivery
  • Offering hassle and obligation-free quotations
  • Committing to a high standard of after-care

You call, we quote, you pay, we deliver, you use. It’s that simple!

All our shipping containers for sale are secure, water tight & self-contained, with a wide range of accessories available, including:

  • Lock boxes
  • Padlocks
  • Absorpoles

Get a Quick Shipping Container Quote

To receive a quote and purchase your shipping container today, give a member of our friendly team a call today on 0800 121 7388 or use the simple quote form at the top of this page.

Understanding your choices when buying a shipping container

When deciding which kind of standard shipping container will be best for you, it all comes down to what you will be using it for. Consider, for example, the following:

Second-hand shipping containers
Second-hand shipping containers are over 15 years old. They have reached the end of their life in shipping lines but are perfect for static storage. They are checked and repaired to ensure that they are watertight and structurally sound.

Second-hand containers come with their original paintwork and may also have some surface rust. Despite this superficial alteration, used shipping containers should generally be expected to last another 10 years when used as a site store.

New shipping containers
New shipping containers for sale are generally manufactured in China, and to keep the price affordable, our shippers use them for transporting cargo into the UK. So we offer new ‘once used’ containers for sale. This type of container may have an odd dent or scratch at the time of delivery, but it will look tidier than a second-hand container. Again, these containers will be watertight.

Maintainance of your container
Remember, too, that some maintenance may be required over this time. We cannot guarantee the lifespan of any shipping container for sale is also key. However, we guarantee that our containers are watertight and structurally sound on the day of delivery.

Technical information
Please see our Container dimensions table on this page for more detailed dimensions and technical information. Additionally, our dedicated Container Photo Gallery provides a range of ideas on how to best use your shipping container. For information about keeping your container in tip-top condition, please consult our Container care guidelines.

Shipping Container Sales Gallery

Why buy from Billie Box?

With over 55 years of combined container knowledge, our team is proud to provide a customer experience that puts you first.

From advising you on the range of solutions available to answering any questions about shipping containers and self-storage, we’re with you every step of the way.

the team at billie box

From left to right, Matt, Jane and Clare

If you’re in the market for a shipping container, then we have exactly what you need. Our selection of shipping containers includes both new ‘Once used’ and used containers, so you can find the perfect one for your precise requirements. As mentioned above, we also offer a wide variety of sizes and configurations (including high cube, open tops, 10, 20 and 40 foot boxes), so you can find the perfect container for any project.

All our 20ft and 40ft units are shipping containers for sale. Perfect for static storage as well as shipping, our structurally sound units are available in 20ft – 40ft sizing. Our shipping quality containers for sale are also cargo-worthy or satisfy the latest IICL criteria and are fitted with an up-to-date CSC plate.

The industry prices vary depending on the world economy so we are only able to offer prices on application. See how we calculate a shipping container price, and for more general information.

Shipping containers make great Storage Containers

If you’re planning to store a large quantity of items, it’s well worth considering Self Storage. This is where you place a number of shipping containers on a piece of land and then rent the space out.

Alternatively, if you need storage for your agricultural chemicals, have a look at our Chemical storage containers for farmers.

Shipping Container Dimensions

Shipping Container SizeShipping Container DimensionsType/UsageNew 'Once used' /Second Hand
20ftLength: 20ft
Width: 8ft
Height: 8ft 6in
Storage/Shipping ContainerNew 'Once used' or second hand
20ftLength: 20ft
Width: 8ft
Height: 8ft 6in
Tunnel storage/Shipping container
(double doors on both 8ft ends)
New 'Once used' only
20ft High CubeLength: 20ft
Width: 8ft
Height: 9ft 6in
High cube storage/shipping containers New 'Once used' only
20ft OpensiderLength: 20ft
Width: 8ft
Height: 8ft 6in
Opensider storage/shipping containers
(double doors on 1 x 8ft end & 1 x 20ft side)
New 'Once used' only
40ftLength: 40ft
Width: 8ft
Height: 8ft 6in
Storage/Shipping ContainerNew 'Once used' or second hand
40ft High CubeLength: 40ft
Width: 8ft
Height: 9ft 6in
High cube Storage/shipping containers New 'Once used' or second hand
40ft TunnelLength: 40ft
Width: 8ft
Height: 8ft 6in
Tunnel storage/Shipping container
(double doors on both 8ft ends)
New 'Once used' only

Ten Reasons for Using Billie Box’s Services

If you’re ready to buy your shipping containers today, give our team a call today. Alternatively, the following information should provide you with everything you need to buy with confidence:

Shipping Container FAQs
Can I buy a shipping container for storage?

Yes, we offer second hand and new containers.

How much is a shipping container?

Shipping container prices are influenced by many factors outside our control, but we endeavour to give all our customers the best prices. Please contact us to get an up-to-date quote using the quote request form on this page.

What sort of condition will the shipping containers be in?

The second hand shipping containers are approx. 15 years old and are watertight and structurally sound. They will have surface rust and dents, but are mainly solid structures. The New ones are used once, for shipping in from China; they will have minor dents and/or scratches, but are very tidy. Here are buying tips for a second hand container. How to buy a New ‘once used’ container.