8ft Containers

We offer a range of new and used 8ft intermodal shipping containers to buy. These containers are ideal for commercial or domestic storage, especially where space is limited, or can be converted into sanitary units or small offices as well as used as part of a larger ISO shipping container construction project.

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New 8ft Shipping Containers for Sale

Here at S Jones, we have a selection of  new, one-trip 8ft shipping containers that you can buy. With a volume of 348ft³, there is plenty of room for storage, with the size of the shipping container being less imposing than some of the larger containers, giving you more flexibility over where your container is put.

Our 8ft shipping containers are strong and robust, easy to lock securely, and easy to access. They can also be adapted to transform them into a construction suitable for human inhabitation.

If you are thinking about getting an 8ft shipping container, get in touch with our friendly team today.

Why Buy 8ft Shipping Containers from S Jones?

We offer an extensive range of 8ft shipping containers here at S Jones, and we are ready and waiting to help you to choose the best one for you.

Depending on your reasons for having your shipping container, our expert team can find the most suitable container for you, and give you advice on how to make the most of it. We can help you with the delivery of your shipping container for storage, or with designing your converted shipping container – and then carrying out the work for you.

We can then deliver your new shipping container construction ready and raring to go, to your site.

Container Options

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8ft Container

  • Floor Area: 51 sq ft (4.78m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 348 cu ft (9.28m³)
  • Weight: 1 ton (1.02 tonnes)
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10ft Container

  • Floor Area: 72sqft (6.69m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 560 cu ft (15.89m³)
  • Weight: 1.5 tons (1.52 tonnes)
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10ft High Cube Container

  • Floor Area: 72sqft (6.69m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 630cu ft (17.84m³)
  • Weight: 1.5 tons (1.52 tonnes)
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20ft Container

  • Floor Area: 150sqft (13.93m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 1160 cu ft (32.85m³)
  • Weight:  2.4 tons (2.4 tonnes)
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20ft High Cube Container

  • Floor Area: 150sqft (13.93m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 1310cu ft (37.09m³)
  • Weight: 2.4 tons (2.4 tonnes)
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40ft Container

  • Floor Area: 305sqft (28.33m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 2360 cu ft (66.83m³)
  • Weight: 4 tons (4.06 tonnes)
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40ft High Cube Container

  • Floor Area: 305sqft (28.33m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 2660cu ft (75.32m3)
  • Weight: 4 tons (4.06 tonnes)
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Cargo door at one end.

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

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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.

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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.

8ft Container Accessories

Whatever your reason for buying an 8ft shipping container, we can help you to make it work perfectly for you by adding our specially designed accessories. These include:

  • Personnel doors for the ease of access
  • Windows to allow natural light in and to aid communication
  • Fitting electricity and light
  • Fitting insulating lining to help to regulate the temperature and make it comfortable for people to be in
  • Self-assembly shelving or racking for robust storage
  • Heavy-duty, secure locking systems
  • Container ramps for easier loading and unloading as well as to facilitate wheelchair access
  • Moisture and condensation control measures

These accessories can all be installed during the manufacturing process at our depot, meaning that your 8ft container will be delivered to you, completely ready.

8ft Shipping Containers For Conversion

Our 8ft containers can be converted for a specific project or application.

Our in-house Conversions Team can project manage, design, and convert shipping containers to be used as: portable office units, insulated containers, refrigerated containers, modular buildings, trade show displays, shower blocks, cold rooms and more.

An office shipping container is becoming an increasingly popular temporary and permanent solution to portability and expansion of the workplace.

Find out more about our design and fabrication service on our shipping container conversion page.

8ft Containers For Sale

Our weatherproof and highly secure self‐storage containers are manufactured to meet the standards set by the International Standards Organisation (ISO). This regulation covers the size, strength and durability of each container we sell.

All new ISO containers are supplied with a valid CSC Plate, so they’re ready to be shipped when required. *Please note that second-hand containers may require inspection and re‐certification to renew the CSC plate for shipping.

8ft Container Specifications

Note – all given dimensions are approximate:

General Specifications

Floor Area 51 sq ft (4.78m²)
Cubic Capacity 348 cu ft (9.28m³)
Weight 1 ton (1.02 tonnes)

External Dimensions

Length 8 ft (2.42m)
Width 7 ft 1 in (2.17m)
Height 7 ft 5 in (2.26)

Internal Dimensions

Length 7 ft 6 in (2.28m)
Width 6 ft 11 in (2,1m)
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.04)



Detailed specifications on our 10ft 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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Reviews For Our 8ft Containers For Sale 4/5 from 4 Reviews

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Carolann – Review


Many thanks for the second purchase we made for 2 20 foot containers delivered direct to site. Good service. Best price. And very good drivers. Thanks again. C

- 27th Feb 2020

Graham – Review


Thank you all for your service. Biggest problem we has was getting the money from our account into your. Pass on my thanks to the team and the delivery boys. All the best Graham Manager

- 23rd Jan 2016

Jo – Review


Great communication via email, very friendly staff, easy booking and arrived 5 days later with no problems whatsoever. Highly recommend.

- 7th Jul 2015

John T – Review


Overall good experience. Very helpful in the office. Had container painted and quality was good. Delivery made on time

- 3rd Feb 2015