Shipping Containers for sale

Buy shipping containers icon imageBillie Box offers new or used shipping containers for sale.

Billie Box has a choice of:

  • Second-hand shipping containers for sale. Most containers are around 10 – 15 years old. This is an average age for a wide range of used shipping containers, so we select only the best examples for our customers. For more details see our How to buy a second hand container guide.
  • New shipping containers for sale. The industry definition of a ‘new’ shipping container is one that has only travelled from China to the uk once. New shipping containers are popular for shipping or storage use. See our How to buy a new container guide.

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


Our transport fleet of Hi-ab 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.

For information on ‘How to buy a container‘ why not visit our page.

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Shipping containers v. Storage containers

All our 20ft and 40ft units are shipping containers for sale. They are perfect for static storage as well as shipping. Our shipping containers for sale are either cargoworthy or the latest IICL criteria and fitted with an up to date CSC plate. Our storage containers for sale are watertight and structurally sound.

Second hand containers v. New shipping containers

Second hand shipping containers for storage are 10-15 years old. They have come to the end of their shipping life but are perfect for static storage. They are repaired to a water tight  and structurally sound standard. They will have their original paintwork with some surface rust, however they should last another 10 more years, at least, as a site store (a little maintenance may be required over that time). Please note we are unable to guarantee the life span of a shipping container for sale. We do however; guarantee that our containers are water tight and structurally sound when delivered to your premises.

All Billie Box used containers are less than 15 years old, and mostly  just 10 to 12 years old. Older shipping containers have highly reduced lifespans due to the effects of sea salt damage. We therefore do not recommend them.

New shipping containers for sale are generally manufactured in China and in order to keep the price affordable our shippers use them for transporting a cargo into the UK. So we offer a ‘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.

Types of container available for sale:

Photo Size/Type Container
10ft container New 10ft (L) x 8ft (W) x 8’ 6in (H) Storage container


New 20ft shipping container New or Used 20ft (L) x 8ft (W) x 8’ 6in (H) Storage/shipping containers


20ft Tunnel container New 20ft (L) x 8ft (W) x 8’ 6in (H) Tunnel storage/shipping containers


20ft High cube container New 20ft (L) x 8ft (W) x 9’ 6in (H) High cube storage/shipping containers


20ft Opensider New 20ft (L) x 8ft (W) x 8’ 6in (H) Opensider storage/shipping containers


40ft container New or Used 40ft (L) x 8ft (W) x 8’ 6in (H) Storage/shipping containers


40ft High cube container New or Used 40ft (L) x 8ft (W) x 9’ 6in (H) High cube Storage/shipping containers


 40ft Tunnel container New or Used 40ft (L) x 8ft (W) x 8’ 6in (H) Tunnel Storage/shipping containers


For more detailed dimensions, please see our Container dimensions page.

We also offer a number of extras such as lock boxes, padlocksAbsorpoles and portable, rechargeable 20w LED lights. Just ask and we will quote.

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Please see our Container care guidelines for more information.


Have you thought of Self Storage? This is where you lay a number of containers on a piece of land and then rent the space out. Why not visit our Self Storage page here.

Have a look at our Chemical storage containers here.

10 Reasons for Using Billie Box’s services

See our 10 reasons why you should buy a shipping containers or a storage container from Billie Box.

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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, 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 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.