What is an "ISO" Container?

We are able to provide a large range of different ISO container types, but what is an ISO container?  An ISO container is any type of shipping container which is designed, manufactured, tested and certified to the standards (see below) of the International Standards Organisation in terms of size, strength and durability.  Their intended use is for multimodal transportation methods including; rail, road or sea freight.

S Jones Containers provides high quality ISO containers at competitive prices. Our container products are ideal for; static, secure on-site storage, modification, as well as transporting cargo.

We provide a wide range of used and new ISO container types and sizes that will meet all of your storage or other needs; see our conversionsdimensions, sales or hire pages. These include:

Our range of ISO Container sizes and specifications

  • 20ft and 40ft ISO containers.
  • Standard, High Cube, Refrigerated, Side Opening, Open Top and Tunnel ISO containers.
  • Plus, all standard container dimensions and types are offered.

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Steel containers to ISO Standards

All of our steel containers were built in accordance with, or modified from, ISO standards. This means that we provide you with only the safest, most secure and durable containers possible.

The ISO standards that our ISO containers conform to are:

ISO 668:2013 Series 1 freight containers – classification, dimensions and ratings.

ISO 1161:2016 Series 1 freight containers – corner fittings, specification.

ISO 1496-1:2013 Series 1 freight containers – specification and testing.

ISO 6346:1995 freight containers – coding, identification and marking.


Trust us to meet your ISO container specifications

We’ve learned a few things during our 35 years in the container business that we will gladly share with you so that you avoid any unforeseen problems, such as purchasing the correct ISO containers for your needs, including open top ISO containers if necessary.  We will support you in finding the right ISO container sizes for your transport or storage needs, as well as helping overcome any possible planning issues.