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40FT Containers For Sale

40ft Containers are available as new (once shipped), or used. Their steel structure, marine ply floors and heavy duty cargo doors make them suitable for a wide range of applications. Some examples of previous conversions of 40ft containers include biomass boiler housingspop up shopschemical stores, process enclosures, shower and toilet rooms, sound attenuating units, blast retardent ammunition stores, portable laboratories, switch rooms, and workshops.

Some further examples of items installed in 40ft containers include curtain sides, roller shutterswindowsdoors, chequer plate flooring, lightingheatingelectricsply liningcondensation control, louvres, apertures, and hatches. 40ft containers are also available as site accommodationhigh cubes, and tunnel / double ended

We provide nationwide delivery and have 40ft container stock held in our various depots in the East Midlands, East of England, London, North East England, North West England, Scotland, South East England, South West England, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Wales and Yorkshire and HumberThe savings we make on delivery, from dispatching your container from your local depot are passed on to you. Our new and used 40ft containers:

  • Have a strong, steel, anti-vandal structure.
  • Are easily converted.
  • Are cost-effective.
  • Are weatherproof.
  • Have heavy duty flooring as standard.
  • Are intermodal and easily moveable.
  • Are quick and easy to site.
  • Have an internal and external structure that can easily be adapted.
  • Are easily stacked and linked to make larger, modular units.
  • Are available under the Lion Containers Ltd Buy Back Scheme. When we issue you with a quotation we declare what value we will buy your container back for, and within what time frame.
  • Are available on finance: To find out if you qualify, call us on 0333 600 6260.
  • Come with a weather proof guarantee.

Do I Need a New or Used 40ft Container?

Shipping containers are available as new or used (a grade) and are 8ft wide as standard in order to meet ISO (International Shipping) regulations, these tough regulations ensure that the ISO container supplied meets strict design and manufacturing standards to provide a high quality, fit for purpose shipping container. 

New 40ft Containers


The container industry describes a new 40ft storage container as a steel unit which has been loaded with cargo at its place of manufacture, transported to the UK and then sold to the domestic market. If aesthetics are of primary importance and you are storing goods that require a clean, neat and tidy environment, this is the best container type you can purchase. They are more expensive than used 40ft containers but their lifespan is significantly longer and the cost difference is relatively minor. They usually come with a high security lockbox as standard, to improve security and protect your padlock. They come with either marine ply or bamboo floors as standard and usually have four small vents for air circulation. New 40ft containers will always be structurally sound and weather proof.

Used 40ft Containers

All of our  40ft used containers are good quality, wind and water tight and perfect for domestic storage. If aesthetics are not of primary concern, these containers are ideal, they also present a more cost effective alternative to new containers. 40ft used containers do not normally come complete with a high security lockbox as standard, however, one can be fitted for a nominal fee. 40ft used containers are always weather proof and structurally sound. They can be upgraded in order to be suitable for shipping if required. They usually have marine ply or bamboo flooring as standard with four vents for air circulation.

40ft Container Dimensions

40ft Steel Shipping Containers are the largest available size of steel containers and are perfect for storing or shipping a large amount of materials. We can also provide 40ft high cube containers which are the ideal solution when the 8ft 6inch height of a standard container is simply not enough. High cube units provide an extra 1ft in height making them 9ft 6ins high. Please find nominal dimensions* of 40ft shipping containers in both metric and imperial measurements below. All container dimensions displayed are nominal and vary between manufacturers.

LengthWidthHeightWeightFloor AreaCubic Capacity
40ft8ft8ft 6ins4 tons305 sqft2360 cu ft
12.19m2.44m2.59m3740kg28.33 m266.83 m2

40ft Container Delivery

We have a small team of trusted hauliers working for us here in the UK. Deliveries normally take place between 7am-8pm, Monday to Friday, however we can work outside of these times if so wished. We also provide site visits to those more tricky delivery areas. We can deliver nationwide and have depots in the East MidlandsEast of EnglandLondonNorth East EnglandNorth West EnglandScotlandSouth East EnglandSouth West EnglandStaffordshireWest MidlandsWales and Yorkshire and HumberPlease read our container delivery terms and conditions for further information. If your container is being shipped, please read more about container shipping

If you would like more information or would like to discuss your requirements please call 0333 600 6260 or complete our Quick Quote form below.


40ft Container with CSC Plate for a Global Superstar

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