Shipping Containers For Sale

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Billie Box offers new or used shipping containers for sale.

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:

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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, see our How to buy a container page.

Second-hand shipping containers for sale

Most containers are around 10-15 years old. This is the average age for a wide range of used shipping containers, and we select only the best examples for our customers. For more details see our How to buy a second hand container guide.

Shipping containers vs. 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 all cargo worthy or satisfy the latest IICL criteria and are fitted with an up-to-date CSC plate. Our storage containers for sale are watertight and structurally sound.

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Second hand containers vs. 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 watertight and structurally sound standard. They will have their original paintwork with some surface rust; however, they should last another 10 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 watertight and structurally sound when delivered to your premises.

All Billie Box used containers are less than 15 years old, and most of them are 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 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.

Types of containers available for sale:

10ft containerNew 10ft (L) x 8ft (W) x 8’ 6in (H)Storage container



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



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



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



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



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



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



 40ft Tunnel containerNew 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.

View our Photo Gallery for ideas on how to best use your shipping container, and for information about keeping your container in tip-top condition, please see our Container care guidelines.

Have you thought of diversifying into Self Storage? This is where you place a number of containers on a piece of land and then rent the space out. Why not visit our Self Storage page? Or if you need storage for your agricultural chemicals, have a look at our Chemical storage containers.

So, if you’re in the market for a shipping container, then we will 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 requirements. As mentioned above, we also offer a wide variety of sizes and configurations, so you can find the perfect container for your project. Contact us today to learn more about our shipping containers and how we can help you find the perfect one for you.

Ten Reasons for Using Billie Box’s Services

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

10 reasons to buy or hire a shipping container

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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, 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.