Factors Impacting Shipping container prices

You can purchase or hire new and used shipping/ storage containers within the UK, individually or in any quantity from S Jones Containers. Standard containers are 8ft, 10ft, 20ft and 40ft long, we can also modify to bespoke lengths.

Shipping Container prices vary with the market and depend on factors such as:

  • New or used containers
  • Volume purchased
  • Current stock
  • Currency exchange rates
  • Delivery location within the UK
  • Special delivery considerations
  • Modification or conversions
  • Size of container
  • Hire or Purchase

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Whatever your container requirements are, S Jones Containers can find a solution for you wherever you are in the UK.

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Cheap Containers with a Tailored Service

Supplying cheap shipping containers to businesses nationwide, we pride ourselves on our service, people, experience and our ability to supply any container to anywhere in the UK.

Every business has different needs and because of fluctuations in the market and other variables, delivery for example, S Jones Containers quotes specific, fixed container prices directly from our container sales department for each individual sale or hire enquiry, therefore you are always getting the best container prices available at the time.

We can offer a personalised service to ensure your needs are met whether you require one or more containers.

Hired containers can be purchased from us at any time when on hire at a negotiated container price.

Please contact us by free phone or email with details of your requirements and delivery point and we will be pleased to confirm a fixed delivered shipping container price with no obligation.  We’ll also advise on what accessories may enhance the operation of your container.

About Our Shipping Containers

Shipping containers are of all welded steel construction except the floors which are made of load bearing marine-ply over steel cross bearers. Containers typically have two weather sealed steel doors at one end hinged at or towards the outside edges with full height locking gear that attaches at the top and bottom. Additional security measures can be provided, (see  Contain-A-Lock® security accessories). Our containers are free standing, self contained units with lifting points at each corner, weather proof, and very secure.

Security fittings such as our patented ‘Contain-A-Lock’® padlock shroud and a high security padlock and any further modification or conversion including repainting a new colour or condensation inhibition are also available, (see Container Accessories).

Containers Buyers Guide

Are you thinking of buying a new or used container? As container prices are affected by the type of container you choose, why not read our Buyers Guide to find out more about the difference between container types.

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To enable your container to ship your freight overseas, a current ‘CSC Safety Approval’ plate must be fitted. We are certified to carry out CSC approval if required on used containers. New containers are within CSC approval for up to 5 years from the date of original manufacture. The cost is included in our shipping container prices.

Our experienced sales team can advise on the above and help you decide which is most suitable for your requirements.

Extremely helpful and fast service. Will definitely use again and would be happy to recommend you guys.

Christian - 17th February 2020

Hire, Biotechnology company, Plymouth

Quick, friendly and good value for money.

Damian - 16th February 2020

Hire, Construction company, Stafordshire

Other container types

We also have other shipping container types which are typically available ex-stock:

  • 20ft/ 40ft High Cube (9ft 6ins external height)
  • 20ft/ 40ft Double End (standard cargo doors at both ends)
  • 20ft/ 40ft Open Top (no steel roof – covered by detachable PVC roofing)
  • 20ft with Side Access (cargo doors opening and folding along one full side)

Browse our shipping containers for sale to learn more.  Need a temporary solution?  Consider container hire.

Cheap shipping containers from S Jones

Container Prices: Container Conversions

You should think about the intended use of your container when researching shipping container prices. If you’d need to convert the container, we can modify your new or used container in our own workshops.  This can be carried out for an infinite number of alternative uses including: sound proof generator containers, specialist secure insulated stores with internal lifting or shelving, fire proof cabins, plant housing, secure site offices, oil industry conversions, etc. (see Container Conversions).