40ft Container

Buy or hire new & used 40 ft containers, at affordable prices.

Are you considering whether to hire or buy a 40ft container? Getting the right 40 foot container for your needs is made much easier by Adaptainer because we have a huge range of quality new and used rental or sale stock to choose from, and the prices are great too.

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40ft container for sale

Premium manufacturing specifications help enhance the life of our new 40ft shipping containers.

40 ft containers are available in either new or used condition in one of two types, standard or High Cube. The 40 foot High Cube is one foot higher compared to the height of a standard unit.

Used 40ft container for sale

All 40ft used containers are quality checked so you can buy with 100% confidence.

Dimensions for standard and high cube 40ft containers.

40ft Standard40ft High Cube
External Length40ft40ft
External Width8ft8ft
External Height8ft 6"9ft 6"
Internal Length39ft 4"39ft 4"
Internal Width7ft 8"7ft 8"
Internal Height7ft 10"8ft 10"
Floor Space305 ft²305 ft²

Tell us what you’ll use your 40ft container for and we’ll make sure you get the right box.

So how do you intend to use your 40ft container? Aside from shipping cargo 40ft containers are very popular with those needing a secure and affordable storage solution including refrigerated or insulated storage.

40ft storage container

Shipping containers are widely used for storage purposes. The 40ft container is excellent value for money if you need more space than the equally popular 20ft alternative.

We offer several optional products and services so that you get a box that fits your storage needs perfectly.

Optional products and services:

  • Lockbox for added security
  • Repainting in a choice of colors to suit you
  • Anti condensation solutions to fit your budget
  • Need more customisation? View our Container modification and conversion services

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40ft shipping container.

So what is the difference between a storage box and cargo worthy box? The answer is that a container for shipping use must have a valid CSC (container safety convention) plate.

What is a CSC plate?

Simply put, a CSC plate is a metal plate located on the door of the container which confirms that your box has been inspected and tested to meet the minimum safety approval standards required to be transported internationally. It is possible to have a 40 ft container you own with an expired CSC plate re certified, provided of course that it is fit to pass the required safety testing

Just let our team know when you order if the 40ft container will be used for shipping and we will ensure you are supplied with a CSC plated box ready to travel the world!


  • Huge choice of new and quality used 40ft container stock
  • Secure lockbox, repainting and anti condensation options
  • Fast delivery
  • Great value price promise

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