New and Used Shipping Containers for Sale

New and Used 8ft, 10ft, 20ft, 30ft and 40ft Shipping Containers For Sale Nationwide

If you’re looking to buy a shipping container you’ve come to the right place. We have a great range of new and used shipping containers for sale.

Do you know exactly what container you’re looking for? To buy a shipping container, simply click the images below to get started.  You’ll see full details of our shipping containers for sale including specifications and images or visit our Shipping Container sales buyers guide page if you’re unsure what type of container you’re looking for.

Looking for inspiration? Check out our conversions inspiration page and let us know what’s on your mind.



Shipping container manufacturers are no longer able to use solvent based paints due to a regulatory change in China.

The waterborne technology has only been in mass production for less than a year and is unproven in terms of longevity.

As we knew this change was coming we were able to acquire the last batch of solvent based storage containers, but this will be the last of their kind.  The solvent based paint technology has been used within the industry for over 40 years and it really does work!

Contact us now to secure your container.  When they have gone, they have gone!

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Used and New, 40ft and 20ft Storage and Shipping Containers for sale

We believe our reputation for supplying high quality goods at competitive prices, our reliable service and our integrity make S Jones Containers the right choice for you if you’re looking to hire or buy shipping containers.

Why choose S Jones Containers?

Simple, we do not make shipping container sales and hire a complicated business.

  • 96% customer satisfaction means people LIKE working with us – we really care and we really deliver to your requirements.
  • We operate our own container depot and ‘live with’ containers.  We work to the highest industry standards and expect that of others.
  • We hold stocks of all standard sizes and types of containers and deliver nationwide.
  • In-depth knowledge from over 40yrs working with shipping and storage containers means customers get the best advice and service.
  • Capability from trained and knowledgeable staff and professional workshops and paint shop.
  • Persistent R&D ensures the most appropriate solutions are developed and offered, such as our Patented locking system Contain-A-Lock®.

Any size, type and quantity

We sell new, used, and converted steel shipping containers all ‘ready to go’. Our Quote Builder will help you to build the perfect container for your needs, outlining all of the sizes and variations available. You can find the Quote Builder here.

Whether you’re looking to buy a 10ft, 20ft, 30ft or 40ft steel container, built as standard or specially insulated or refrigerated for storage, shipping or conversion and that can constantly hold stocks of all standard sizes and types, S Jones Containers has got it.  So whether your container is for shipping, storage or conversions, we constanly hold stocks of all standard sizes and types to ensure we can meet your needs.

This allows S Jones Containers to supply nearly all customer requirements immediately anywhere in mainland UK, and if we can’t supply it immediately, we can normally source your container through our extensive network of contacts.

If you buy a shipping container and require immediate use of it, as soon as it is delivered, don’t worry. We provide a complete transport and delivery service, including the lift off and positioning the container just where you want it.

We can provide a transferral service if you require changing the container’s location, and we provide a no hassle collection service when a container is off hired.

We only use experienced and proven transport services that are reliable and helpful at the most important time, ensuring your container is positioned and placed as you wish. (If there are technical issues to be considered we can advise you).

Customers often need a couple of additional items for their new or second hand container. These can be supplied fitted, separate or in bulk orders, see our Container Accessories page for details;

  • High quality, high security sliding shackle ‘block’ padlocks
  • 5mm steel padlock shrouds with 15mm drilled hasps, all weld on

We exist for our customers, who we enjoy working with on a friendly and personal basis.

You will not find a more approachable team of people who always put you first in the quest for your satisfaction.

Much of our business is repeat business; our customers just keep coming back for all of their Shipping, Storage and Conversion Container needs. Please contact us with your specific sales and hire requirements – or phone 0808 163 5453.

Help is at hand if you need non-standard sizes, or other modifications to a shipping container – such as fitting out offices, storage cabins, plant housings, refrigerated units, and more. We can then advise on how this is best achieved and carry out any necessary work for you.

See ‘Container Conversions’ for a more complete picture and some notable case studies showing what we can do for you.

We’ve learned a few things during our 35 years in the container business that we will gladly share with you so you avoid any unforeseen problems, such as supplying the correct container for the job, the placing of a container for storage use, or possible planning issues.

Although it might seem odd to be offering a mobile service for containers that are mainly used for static storage, we know you don’t want to bring your container to us!!

Help is at hand, whether you would like some new fittings installed, or just some running repairs, maintenance and painting, or structural work.

Our mobile workshop is fitted with 110 volt electricity, a heavy duty MIG welder and cutting equipment. We can carry out most jobs other than major structural work from this van, just call and ask.

Shipping Container Buyers Guide

Are you thinking of buying a new or used shipping container? Before you choose which one is right for you, why not read our Buyers Guide.

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“I was very pleased with the service, the salesperson was very good and re-arranged the transport; the price was competitive and the container first class.  I would definitely use you again and would recommend you to anyone, Many Thanks.”

R.M, MD of Party and Catering Equipment Hire Company, Nottinghamshire