40ft Containers for Sale

If you are looking to send large shipments or need substantial storage space, we recommend a 40ft shipping and steel storage container.

40ft Containers To Order From S Jones

The largest standard container size available, we sell new and great quality second hand 40ft containers, ideal for shipping, providing secure storage, and as the basis for large conversion projects.

Our expert team of friendly advisers is on hand to support you in choosing the right storage containers for your requirements.

All new one trip and second‐hand 40ft containers for sale at S Jones are suitable for a range of applications and available for nationwide delivery.

We also stock 40ft high cube shipping containers, available here. For full specifications, including 40ft container external dimensions, internal dimensions and cubic capacity, see below.

Container Options

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10ft High Cube Container

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20ft Container

20ft Containers For Sale

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.

Things To Know About Our 40ft Shipping Containers

Heavy‐duty flooring combined with a 40ft steel container load capacity of up to 66 cubic meters.

Get the most from your 40ft storage containers with a range of additional accessories that improve; security, access, storage capacity, condensation control and increase your containers wind and watertight properties.

We can supply large quantities of 40ft shipping containers for self‐storage sites nationwide.

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Why Buy One of Our 40ft Shipping Containers For Sale?

  • We are based in the West Midlands, with depots available nationwide.
  • All new 40ft shipping containers are supplied with a valid CSC plate. This means they are valid for shipping for up to 5 years.*
  • Constructed to the standards set by the International Standards Organisation (ISO) of size, strength and durability.
  • The largest standard shipping container available, weatherproof, wind and watertight, and highly secure.

*Please note that second‐hand containers may require inspection and re‐certification to renew the CSC plate for shipping.

40ft Shipping Containers For Conversion

  • Our 40ft Containers can be adapted and converted for various applications.
  • Our in‐house Conversions Team can design and modify 40ft containers into; industrial enclosures, refrigerated containers, insulated containers, modular buildings, office containers, exhibition displays, container housing, changing rooms and more.
  • We also offer a large range of container accessories such as lockboxes, shelving systems and container padlocks to ensure that your storage and shipping containers are safe and secure at all times.
  • Find out more about our container conversions and container painting ‐ including our 3D CAD service.


  • Welded all‐steel construction except for the floors which are made of load‐bearing 30mm marine‐plywood over steel floor bearers.
  • Two weather‐sealed steel doors at one end.
  • Freestanding, self‐contained units.
  • Lifting points at each corner.
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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 sale.


Container Buyer’s Guide

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


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Steve – Review


The Team on the desk were very helpful & Unit was in good condition.

Steve – 5th Aug 2020

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Quick and Easy to get our hire container delivered

Sue – 4th Aug 2020

Edward – Review


Ordered 2 x 20ft containers, they arrived in exactly 2 weeks as had to wait for anti-condensation coating to be applied. I was disappointed the paint used on the lock box modification does not match the green of the container but thats a minor point. The delivery guy was great.

Edward – 4th Aug 2020

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