40ft Containers for Hire

If you need a large amount of storage space on site or at a domestic premises, S Jones provide 40ft shipping containers to hire at competitive rates.

Hire Your 40ft Container From S Jones Today

Container hire is a cost-effective and flexible solution to your storage requirements, with long and short-term lease options available.

We hold stock at all of our nationwide locations, meaning that we can deliver the quantity of 40ft containers you need, when you need them and where you need them.

Find detailed container specifications via the link below or use our quote builder for information on our 40ft container rental prices.

Container Options

10ft Container

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10ft High Cube Container

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20ft Container

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20ft High Cube Container

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40ft Container

  • Floor Area: 305sqft (28.33m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 2360 cu ft (66.83m³)
  • Weight: 4 tons (4.06 tonnes)

40ft High Cube Container

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Cargo door at one end.

This is the familiar double door configuration with both opening from the middle.


Cargo doors at both ends.

Sometimes you need access from both ends of a container. This can either be a single/personnel, double (cargo), or combination.

Side Opener

Opening on their longest side.

Side opening containers allow easier loading of large items and are best suited to site storage of bulky items, for exhibiting or use as a stall.


Protect your padlock and container with our patented Contain-A-Lock’® Padlock Protector Shroud.

CISA Locks

Enhance your container’s security with our CISA container padlocks.


Enhance your container with tamper proof, high security container windows fitted prior to spec before delivery.

Personnel Doors

Make accessing your container more convenient with high security personnel doors.


Compartmentalise your container with varied partition options for multiple uses.

Professional Painting

Flexible options, professional finish, long lasting and durable.


Add louvres, moisture traps or anti condensation coating (Grafotherm).


We can clad your container to your specification.


Self assembly or built-in options.


Improve accessibility with duruable, heavy duty ramps.

Timber Panel Lined

Helps to prevent condensation.

Electrics with Single Phase

Basic small power, single pahse electronics typically includes external connection, RCD board, light(s) etc to meet your requirements.

Electrics 3 Phase Options

Provide your power requirements and we will spec to suit.

The Experts In 40ft Container Hire

Rent 40ft containers with confidence from S Jones, the 4th generation experts in shipping containers for sale and container hire.

We supply high-quality weatherproof and extremely secure containers with heavy duty flooring – perfect for storing long objects or a high volume of contents.

Hire a limited selection of container accessories with your container, to optimise security such as padlock protectors and more.

As the largest standard size of container, 40ft containers require expert delivery management. We have highly experienced drivers on hand ready to deliver 40ft containers throughout the UK.

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Increase Temporary On Site Storage With A 40ft Storage Container Rental

We hire out 40ft shipping containers to a range of business sectors, including construction, retail and education.

We offer flexible long-term or short-term lease plans at competitive prices, giving you full control of your rental.

Hassle-free delivery and collection service from expert staff as standard.
Whether you need 40ft container storage for business or private use, our shipping container prices and leases are tailored to your requirements.

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40ft Container Specifications

Note – all given dimensions are approximate:

General Specifications

Floor Area 305sqft (28.33m²)
Cubic Capacity 2360 cu ft (66.83m³)
Weight 4 tons (4.06 tonnes)

External Dimensions

Length 40ft (12.19m)
Width 8ft (2.44m)
Height 8ft 6ins (2.59m)

Internal Dimensions

Length 39ft 4ins (12.00m)
Width 7ft 7ins (2.33m)
Height 7ft 9ins (2.35m)



Detailed specifications on our 40ft shipping containers for hire.


Container Buyer’s Guide

Everything you need to make an informed decision when buying an S Jones shipping container.



Chris – Review


client required a shipping container for the temporary storage of hand sanitisers ready for distribution.I found S Jones containers online ,contacted them by email and received a fast reply. Container was delivered in 1 week and hire costs after delivery a very low. Highly recommended .

Chris – 30th Jun 2020

Mike – Review


Very cheap prices and a very good reliable service would recommend and use again

Mike – 23rd Jun 2020

Robert – Review


I have ordered eight once used 20ft containers from Charlotte since the 18th may to the 12th june, it was so easy to place the orders and send bacs payment the delivery was so so efficient they were here about 2 days after each order very good customer relations. The price was right the goods were excellent and Charlotte was BRILLIANT well done to Jones Containers,

Robert – 23rd Jun 2020

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