What is an "ISO" Container?

We offer high quality ISO containers at competitive prices. Our container products are ideal for static, secure on-site storage, modification, and transporting cargo.

We provide a large range of different ISO container types, but what exactly is an ISO container? 

An ISO container is any type of shipping container which is designed, manufactured, tested and certified to the standards 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.

At S Jones Containers, we offer a wide range of used and new ISO container types and sizes to meet your shipping and storage needs. These include:

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

For more information, see our conversions, dimensions, sales or hire pages.

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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

More than 35 years in the container business has taught us a few things that we will gladly share with you so that you avoid any unforeseen problems. For instance, we’ll ensure you purchase the correct ISO containers for your needs, including open top ISO containers if necessary. 

We will also support you in finding the right ISO container sizes for your transport or storage needs, and will help you overcome any possible planning issues.