40ft Shipping Containers for Sale

Why Choose a 40ft Shipping Container?

40ft shipping containers are an excellent solution for those who need substantial storage or shipping capacity. These containers are perfect for various applications, from transporting large quantities of goods internationally to providing secure and spacious on-site storage. At Shipping Containers of London, we offer a wide range of 40ft containers, both new and used, to meet your specific needs.

Features and Benefits of 40ft Shipping Containers

Durability and Security

Our 40ft shipping containers are constructed from high-quality Corten steel, offering exceptional corrosion and rust resistance. This ensures your container remains durable and secure, even in harsh environments. These containers have robust locking mechanisms, including factory-fitted lockboxes and two locking bars on each door, providing enhanced security for your valuable contents.


The generous dimensions of a 40ft container (40ft L x 8ft W x 8ft 6in H) make it suitable for various uses. Whether you need to store large equipment, set up a temporary workspace, or transport goods, these containers offer ample space and flexibility. They are also ideal for conversion projects, such as creating pop-up shops, offices, or living spaces.


Opting for a used 40ft shipping container can be cost-effective without compromising quality. Our refurbished containers undergo rigorous inspections and repairs to ensure they meet high standards, providing a reliable and affordable storage solution.

Types of 40ft Shipping Containers Available

New 40ft Shipping Containers

Our new 40ft shipping containers are manufactured to the highest standards, ensuring durability and reliability. These containers are ideal for those requiring a pristine unit for high-end or long-term applications. Key features include:

  • External Dimensions: 40ft (L) x 8ft (W) x 8ft 6in (H)
  • Internal Dimensions: 39ft 5in (L) x 7ft 8in (W) x 7ft 10in (H)
  • Door Dimensions: 7ft 8in (W) x 7ft 5in (H)
  • Weight: Approximately 3,850 kg
  • Volume: 2,390 cubic feet

Used 40ft Shipping Containers

Our used 40ft containers offer excellent value for a more budget-friendly option. These containers are carefully inspected and refurbished to ensure they are wind and watertight, providing secure storage for your items. The typical features of our used containers include:

  • Robust Steel Construction: Ensures long-lasting durability.
  • Security Features: Equipped with lockable double doors and lockboxes.
  • Customisable Options: Various modifications are available to suit your specific needs.

Storage Potential of a 40ft Container

Household Items

  • Living Room Furniture: Several 3-seater sofas, armchairs, coffee tables, TV stands, and bookshelves.
  • Bedroom Furniture: Multiple double beds, wardrobes, bedside tables, and chests of drawers.
  • Kitchen Appliances: Large fridges, freezers, washing machines, and microwaves.
  • Miscellaneous Items: Bicycles, garden tools, boxes of personal items, and seasonal decorations.

Office and Business Storage

  • Office Equipment: Desks, chairs, filing cabinets, and computers.
  • Retail Stock: Large boxes of inventory, display racks, and promotional materials.
  • Construction Tools: Power tools, ladders, safety equipment, and building materials.

Customisation Options

At Shipping Containers of London, we offer a variety of customisation options to tailor your 40ft container to your specific requirements:

Security Enhancements

  • Additional Locking Bars: For enhanced security.
  • Advanced Locking Mechanisms: Including digital locks and alarm systems.

Interior Modifications

  • Shelving and Racking: To maximise storage efficiency.
  • Lighting and Electrical Outlets: For improved functionality.
  • Insulation and Climate Control: To maintain optimal conditions inside the container.

Exterior Modifications

  • Custom Paint Colours: Match your container to your brand or personal preference.
  • Branding and Graphics: Add your company logo or other graphics to the container exterior.

How to Buy a 40ft Shipping Container

Purchasing a 40ft shipping container from Shipping Containers of London is simple. To start, visit our Container Quote page and request a customised quote. Our expert team is available to provide advice and support, ensuring you find the perfect container solution for your needs. Whether you're looking for a new or used container, we are here to help every step of the way.

What is the typical lifespan of a 40ft shipping container?
A 40ft shipping container can last up to 25 years if properly maintained.
What are the common uses for a 40ft shipping container?
Typical uses include storage, transport, and conversion into offices, pop-up shops, studios, and even homes.
Can 40ft containers be modified?
They can be modified with features like doors, windows, insulation, and other customisations to fit specific needs.
What is a high cube 40ft container?
A high cube 40ft container is a shipping container that is 9ft 6in tall, providing an extra foot of height compared to standard 40ft containers.
Are 40ft shipping containers waterproof?
Indeed, 40ft shipping containers are constructed to be watertight and weather-resistant, rendering them suitable for storing goods in diverse environmental conditions.
Can 40ft containers be used for international shipping?
Yes, 40ft containers meet ISO standards and can be used for international shipping, provided they have a valid CSC plate.
What is the floor made of in a 40ft shipping container?
The floor of a 40ft shipping container is typically made from 27mm marine-grade plywood, which is durable and moisture-resistant.
How can I ensure my 40ft container is secure?
Adding lockboxes, high-security locks, and security lighting can help secure a 40ft container.
Are 40ft containers suitable for residential use?
Many 40ft containers are repurposed into residential homes due to their durability and spaciousness.
Can 40ft containers be transported by rail?
Yes, 40ft containers are commonly transported by rail, as they fit standard rail specifications.

With Shipping Containers of London, you get more than just a container – you get a commitment to quality, value, and customer satisfaction. Explore our range of 40ft shipping containers today and discover why we are the trusted choice for individuals and businesses across London.