40ft Containers

New and used condition available
When transporting goods in bulk or storing large vehicles or equipment, 40ft shipping containers from 1st Containers provide you with more than enough room to fit items comfortably.

40ft Shipping Containers

One of our most popular products, 40ft shipping containers offer unbeatable storage capacity for a wide range of items.


40ft shipping containers are the largest standard containers on the market and offer unbeatable storage capacity. Able to comfortably fit the contents of a large home, 40ft containers are commonly used by international trade operators, domestic freight companies, as well as relocation companies and similar providers. They can also be useful in domestic environments, making them the perfect allrounder.

Our 40ft shipping containers are very secure and can protect valuable goods from theft, pests, and weather damage. All of our shipping containers are manufactured from high-quality corten steel with marine plywood flooring and vents included. As a standardised size in the logistics sector they are also perfect for shipping.

Available in both new and used condition, the flexibility of a 40ft shipping container makes them ideal for container conversion projects. With the ability to add doors, electrics, plumbing, and other amenities, our conversions department can transform any 40ft container into a bespoke structure capable of more than just storage.

40ft Shipping Container dimensions

External Dimensions L / W / HInternal Dimensions L / W / HDoor Aperture W / H
40ft x 8ft x 8ft 6in39ft 5in x 7ft 8in x 7ft 9in7ft 6in x 7ft 5in
12.192m x 2.438m x 2.591m12.039m x 2.337m x 2.362m2.338m x 2.280m

Download our Data Sheets

We have compiled data sheets on each of our product offerings to give you more details on each shipping container available. For more information or advice, please get in touch with a member of our team.

One trip 40ft shipping container data sheet

Details of our new, one trip 40ft shipping containers.

Second hand 40ft shipping container data sheet

Details of our second hand 40ft shipping containers.

Fast and efficient delivery

We apply the highest standards of professionalism to all aspects of our pickup and delivery service.

Quality is never compromised

Every container goes through a meticulous quality control process to ensure quality and longevity.

Dedicated customer service

Our team of experts benefit from years of experience and are on hand throughout your customer journey to provide advice, help, and guidance.

Consistent levels of stock

With strong connections to the logistics industry, we boast impressive stock levels of all of our containers.

So many options to choose from!

At 1st Containers, we have a wide range of shipping containers in a variety of sizes and configurations. With consistent stock levels across the UK, we are guaranteed to have the right container to suite your every requirement.

40ft Standard Shipping Containers

Our standard 40ft shipping containers are an ideal storage solution and can fit the contents of an average three bed family home. They can be used in a wide range of environments thanks to their sturdy design and have the ability to last 25+ years with minimal maintenance.

  • Internal space of 2720 cubic feet
  • Available in new or used condition
  • Ideal for conversions
  • Short and long term leasing available
  • Ample stock levels throughout the UK
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40ft Hi-Cube Shipping Containers

Our 40ft Hi-Cube containers offer all of the convenience and quality of a standard container, with the added benefit of additional space.

  • Additional storage space
  • Manufactured using high quality corten steel
  • Improved cargo stability
  • Short and long term leasing available
  • Ample stock levels throughout the UK

40ft Side Opening Shipping Containers

Our 40ft Side Opening shipping containers provide easy access to your items, and are ideal for transporting and storing a wide range of cargo.

  • Access points along the 40ft x 8ft6in side, as well as the standard 8ft x 8ft6in end
  • Thicker bottom rail than standard units
  • Waist high locking handles for easy opening
  • Short and long term leasing available
  • Ample stock levels throughout the UK

40ft Tunnel Shipping Containers

Our 40ft Tunnel shipping containers are fitted with double doors at both ends to provide additional access points to your items. They are ideal for shipping container conversions.

  • Two double doors on either end of the container
  • Weather-resistant, secure and watertight
  • Ideal for businesses who wish to store stock for longer periods of time.
  • Short and long term leasing available
  • Ample stock levels throughout the UK

40ft Open Top Shipping Containers

Our 40ft Open Top shipping containers have no fixed roof, meaning that they can accommodate even the bulkiest of items where top loading is required.

  • Allows you to store items that exceed standard container heights
  • Delivered with a tarpaulin protecting the cargo from the weather
  • Ideal for container conversions
  • Short and long term leasing available
  • Ample stock levels throughout the UK

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