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Used Shipping Containers

We offer a wide selection of used shipping containers, available in both standard and high cube sizes, ready for delivery nationwide throughout the UK.


A reliable storage or shipping solution for those who are on a budget, our second-hand shipping containers are quality-assured and safety approved, so you can count on security and great value. Explore used shipping containers for sale and find a great second-hand unit today.

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Second Hand Container Sizes

Our used shipping and storage containers are maintained with safety, security, and are wind and water tight. We have a variety of sizes and second-hand container types available, including:

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Accessories for Used Shipping Containers

Used containers can be updated and customised with shipping container accessories, allowing you to create your perfect storage solution on a budget. Our container accessories include:

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Second-Hand Shipping Container Conversion

Our used shipping containers can also be used for container conversion. Our expert designers can work alongside you to create a purpose-built container, for projects such as:

  • Chemical storage
  • Switchgear enclosure
  • Pop-up cafe or bar
  • On-site office or welfare unit

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Buying Second Hand Shipping Containers from S Jones

With over 40 years’ experience helping people access used shipping containers at great prices, we’re the go-to place for your second-hand shipping container needs. 

  • Nationwide delivery: Exceptional value delivery from our experienced crane-equipped haulier team
  • Competitive prices: Great value and high-quality used shipping containers 
  • Depots Across the UK: Storage container stock facilities available throughout the country 
  • Recommended by 98% of customers: The go-to destination for second hand shipping containers
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Used Shipping Container FAQs

What are used shipping containers?

Used shipping containers are second-hand containers that have been previously used for storage or transportation. Made of steel and designed to be weather-resistant, strong, and resilient, they are a high-quality option if you’re looking for a shipping container solution on a budget.

Can used shipping containers be customised or converted?

Yes, used shipping containers can be modified to fit your needs. With our variety of shipping container accessories, you can convert a second-hand shipping container to suit many different purposes, such as an office, retail space, or storage unit. 

Consider adding doors or windows to improve the atmosphere and accessibility, insulation and lining to make it a more comfortable temperature, and lighting and electrical installations to improve usability. You can also add shelving to create a better storage system. Learn more about converting your second hand shipping container.

Can I rent a used shipping container?

Yes, we offer rental on 10ft, 20ft, and 40ft used shipping containers. Get in touch for a free quote on second-hand shipping container rental.

Your Guide to Buying Shipping Containers

Have more questions about shipping containers? Check out our shipping container guide, which will give you a comprehensive overview of:
– Types of containers
– Container security and locking systems
– Shipping container delivery
– Care and maintenance

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See what our customers have to say about us!

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24th Feb 2024

Great communication from Claire, Great service, delivered on time would definitely recommend S Jones Containers, thanks to all staff involved.

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23rd Feb 2024

After a google search I found this company to be the best prices. Customer service was excellent Sales staff very fast in returning prices. I ordered 4 containers end of 2023 and then another 2 a couple of months ago. Used containers in very good condtion and like new. Delivery man who transported both orders was very nice and polite and I will use S Jones Containers along with their delivery partner again if the need ever arises.

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23rd Feb 2024

For a company we had never dealt with before i could not fault the service from ordering to delivery. Exceptional.

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