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Watertight used containers for sale with a price match guarantee

Buy second-hand containers without structural quality worries.

These used shipping containers for sale now come with an extended 12-month watertight warranty at no extra charge.

This means you’ve got back-up protection for a dry container long after delivery.

And you can be sure you won’t get the same container for less with our best price match guarantee.

Request prices now with delivery.

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3 types of second-hand containers to match your needs


Shipping Cargo

Buy ISO containers which have been certified for shipping and will be accepted onboard by shipping lines. You’ll receive a certificate of conformity which approves your container as being seaworthy

Secure Storage

When you buy a used shipping container for secure storage you want it to be watertight. Each second hand container we supply has passed a quality check for this and you get a free extended 12-month warranty for extra peace of mind

Container Conversions

Converting a container can put stress on the structure. As a leader in container conversions we understand the importance of using a structurally sound unit. When you order from us we’ll supply a watertight container suitable for conversion

You get more choice with our range of used shipping containers


  • 10ft storage containers
  • 20ft shipping containers
  • 30ft cut-down container
  • 40ft shipping containers
  • 45ft containers
  • High cube
  • Double door
  • Flat rack
  • Pallet wides
  • Chemical storage containers
  • Open top
  • Tank containers
  • Office containers
  • Refrigerated containers
  • Insulated containers

For dimensions and more information view containers by size and type.

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Watertight tested used containers

Good-bye to risky used container purchases.

Before we deliver your container we check the structure for watertightness. This means you’ll receive a dry container without any holes.

And we even back this promise up with an extended watertight warranty for 12-months after you’ve purchased.

If the worst happens, let us know and we’ll send an engineer to repair or replace your container free of charge if needed.

Now you can buy affordable second-hand containers without the worry.

FREE gift: An ultra-bright magnetic COB light for your container

You’ll never have to struggle finding something inside your storage container with this powerful light. Just attach it to the wall and you’ll instantly have a well-lit container at any time of the day.

Get this container light as a FREE gift with your order. To reserve yours just request a quote today.

Affordable used containers without the worry

Iron-clad extended watertight warranty

12-months of extra protection against storage container leaks backed by one of longest established container suppliers worldwide

FREE virtual site survey

Failed container deliveries can be a stressful experience. Get a more streamlined delivery with our offer of a free virtual site survey. Available on request before or after you order

FREE magnetic container COB light

Customise your container with a range of add-on options including security and condensation risk reduction solutions

Built to ISO standards

Built from durable corten steel to official ISO shipping container standards

27mm marine hardwood floor

Ideal for short or long-term storage users

Best price match guarantee

Customise your container with a range of add-on options including security and condensation risk reduction solutions

Upgrade to a new container and get even more value for money

 FREE security boosting lockbox included

Container Conversions

Get even more from your container with a full range of conversion options:

  • Electric pack including lighting
  • Windows
  • Personnel door
  • Roller shutter doors
  • Grafotherm coating for condensation risk reduction
  • And more

You’ll have an experienced team working on your conversion with decades of experience. From smoking sheds to small portable site office units, there’s almost nothing we haven’t done before.

We can also cut down a 10ft to a smaller size like an 8ft container.

Economical delivery from local depots

With 12 container depots across the UK you’ll get both low cost and speedy delivery.

Depots include: London, Essex, Suffolk, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Coatbridge.

And that’s not all.

We offer a free virtual site survey once you’ve ordered. This means we can help you address any site access restrictions before the delivery driver arrives with your container.

You’ll have a professionally managed delivery service without the high costs when you order from Adaptainer.

Frequently asked questions

What is a CSC plated container?

When buying second-hand shipping containers you have 2 choices.

1. CSC plated containers suitable for international shipping
2. Containers suitable for self-storage

Both are ISO shipping containers which meet ISO standards. However, containers with a valid CSC plate have been certified for shipping use so you’ll need to order this type if you plan to ship cargo overseas.

Adaptainer stock both options for you.

How quickly can you deliver?

Delivery can usually be made within 3-4 working days. In case you need faster delivery please check for availability.

Which colours do you have?

New containers are available in green and blue. Second-hand containers are supplied in a mix of colours. We also offer repainting in your choice of colour as an add-on service.

How long are your delivery vehicles?

The longest delivery vehicle is approximately 65ft in length. If you have concerns about site access restrictions let us know and we’d be glad to discuss alternative delivery vehicle options.

Can I hire a container instead?

Yes, we rent and sell containers. Request a quote now to compare.

Over 200,000 containers supplied

Since 1989

Get reliable used containers from a brand you can trust