Shipping Containers For Sale

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We make buying Shipping Containers Simple

Bringing together 33 years of experience, we make buying shipping containers as straightforward as possible. 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.

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.

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:

What’s the difference between new and second hand shipping containers?

Though on the surface of things, this may be a fairly obvious question, the answer is actually a little more complicated than it seems.

New shipping containers for sale

The industry definition of a ‘new’ container is actually one that has only travelled from China to the UK only once. As the name suggests, new shipping containers are particularly good for shipping as well as site storage use.
New containers have a great number of potential uses, please visit the ‘container conversions’ section of our website for more information.

We have depots covering England and Wales. Please click the map below for our depot locations:

map of england showing container deliveries

Second-hand shipping containers for sale

Unlike new shipping containers, second hand options are typically around 10-15 years old. This is the average age for a wide range of used shipping containers and we select only the best ones for our customers.

Which kind of shipping container is best?

When it comes to 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 are over 12 years old. They have come to 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 as well as 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.

Remember too, that a little maintenance may be required over this time. It’s also key to remember that we are unable to guarantee the lifespan of any shipping container for sale. However, we guarantee that our containers are watertight and structurally sound when delivered to your premises.

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

For more detailed dimensions and technical information, please see our Container dimensions table lower down on this page. 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 containers or 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.

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Billie Box makes life simple for you.

Ready to buy your shipping container?

Ultimately, 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 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 containers for sale are also cargo-worthy or satisfy the latest IICL criteria and are fitted with an up-to-date CSC plate.

We have depots covering England and Wales. Please click the map below for our depot locations. Our transport fleet of HIAB vehicles are ideal for delivery and will offload at your premises. Please see our Delivery & Collections page for more information.

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 Container Dimensions

Shipping Container SizeShipping Container DimensionsType/UsageNew/Second Hand
20ftLength: 20ft
Width: 8ft
Height: 8ft 6in
Storage/Shipping ContainerNew or second hand
20ftLength: 20ft
Width: 8ft
Height: 8ft 6in
Tunnel storage/Shipping containerNew only
20ft High CubeLength: 20ft
Width: 8ft
Height: 9ft 6in
High cube storage/shipping containers New only
20ft OpensiderLength: 20ft
Width: 8ft
Height: 8ft 6in
Opensider storage/shipping containers New only
40ftLength: 40ft
Width: 8ft
Height: 8ft 6in
Storage/Shipping ContainerNew or second hand
40ft High CubeLength: 40ft
Width: 8ft
Height: 9ft 6in
High cube Storage/shipping containers New or second hand
40ft TunnelLength: 40ft
Width: 8ft
Height: 8ft 6in
Tunnel storage/Shipping containerNew only


Ten Reasons for Using Billie Box’s Services

10 reasons to buy or hire a shipping container
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. 10-15 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 container.