40ft Shipping Containers for Sale

If you need more room than what a 20ft container or 10ft container can offer, a 40ft shipping container offers the best value when buying containers for residential and commercial purposes. 

Used and new shipping containers are a simple yet sturdy construction built to withstand heavy sea conditions and are in recent years found to be great for storage options, housing, offices, and more.

With 40ft shipping containers you can have a home for two, a personal or profitable gym, a café or restaurant, an indoor farm for crops, and anything else you can think of will most likely fit inside a 40ft shipping container. Your options are limitless.

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40' Shipping Container Types

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40ft High Cube Shipping Container Wind Watertight (WWT)

Safeguard your cargo: WWT containers are sturdy, reliable, and weather-resistant.

40ft High Cube Shipping Container Cargo Worthy (CW)

CW containers are certifiable, robust, secure, and yet still affordable.

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40ft High Cube Shipping Container New One-Trip

If you want the best quality, our one-trip shipping containers are perfect.

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40ft Shipping Container Wind Watertight (WWT)

Safeguard your cargo: WWT containers are sturdy, reliable, and weather-resistant.

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40ft High Cube Shipping Container Cargo Worthy (CW)

CW containers are certifiable, robust, secure, and yet still affordable.

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40ft Shipping Container New One-Trip

If you want the best quality, our one-trip shipping containers are perfect.

Need customizations on your container?

If you want to customize your shipping container with accessories such as windows, doors, HVAC, shelving, and more, request a custom quote using the button below.

40' shipping container size and dimensions

Standard as well as High Cube containers are available for purchase whereby the High Cube 40ft containers offer customers an additional foot of height for their project. 

For residential purposes the high cube dimensions offer higher ceilings to create a more spacious atmosphere in your cargo container house.

40ft Standard vs 40ft High Cube dimensions and container weights are as follows:

  Outside Length Outside Height Outside Width Internal Length Internal Height Internal Width Door Width Door Height Cubic Capacity Max Gross Weight Tare Weight
40ft Container Dimensions 12.2m 40ft 2.60m 8ft 6in 2.44m 8ft 12.03m 39ft 5in 2.39m 7ft 10in 2.35m 7ft 9in 2.34m 7ft 9in 2.28m 7ft 6in 67.6m3 2,387cf 30,480kg 67,196lbs 3,470kg 7,650lbs
40ft High Cube Dimensions 12.2m 40ft 2.90m 9ft 6in 2.44m 8ft 12.03m 39ft 5in 2.69m 8ft 10in 2.35m 7ft 9in 2.34m 7ft 8in 2.58m 8ft 6in 76.4m3 2,698cf 30,480kg 67,196lbs 3,660kg 8,068lbs


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Available Container Accessories

If you need more than just a container, we offer a variety of accessories and customizations including windows, doors, paint, shelves, HVAC, and more.

Get your container outfitted with a custom 3×7 steel man door that offers the utmost security when you’re not there.

If you want a little natural light to brighten up your shipping container, think about adding one of our 3×3 windows with optional security bars.

Make your container look as good as new by painting the exterior of your container. Choose from a variety of colors that not only bring your container to life but also protect it from the elements.

Storage Container Conditions

Shipping containers come in a wide variety of conditions including One Trip, Cargo Worthy (CWO), and Wind & Water Tight (WWT).

One trip cargo containers are shipping containers that have left the shipping port once, and have returned. They are called one trip shipping containers because they were used for one shipping load before being returned to their home port.

Cargo worthy shipping container refers to shipping containers that have been inspected by a marine/maritime surveyor, and can be shipped overseas.

These meet the CSC (International Convention for Safe Containers) requirements for shipping. These will typically have a good amount of dings and dents and will likely need a fresh coat of paint.

However, they shouldn’t leak or have holes. 

A WWT container will often cost a bit less as well, since they don’t need to be surveyed. These containers are simply inspected by the yard to make sure that they meet the requirements to be called WWT. If you’re looking to store items onsite, these are a good option.

Benefits and Common Uses of 40ft Steel Storage Containers

Shipping containers are a steel-framed, storage container that provide hurricane-proof, secure preferences for storage and housing solutions worldwide.

Standard shipping containers come with multiple benefits for business and residential purposes and are useful for a whole range of common uses from storage and shipping solutions, to putting a roof over your head, to providing efficient space for an office development.

40-foot shipping containers can fit up to 21 standard pellets or in terms of storage and housing can fit the furniture and household goods from a two or three-bedroom house including the living room, dining room, and the kitchen.

Here are some examples of what 40ft containers are commonly used for:

40ft Moving and Delivery Costs

Moving and delivery costs for 40ft storage containers will differ depending on where we need to deliver the container. The further you are from the port the more shipping costs are going to be. 

We deliver a maximum of 175 miles from each depot.

Port locations and distances to the delivery address need to be considered along with the ease of access to the property or job site for the truck driver to deliver your shipping container effectively.

Please allow 7 – 10 business days for delivery of your shipping container.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, 40ft high cube containers actually tend to be more popular than standard 40ft containers. They have similar dimensions except they are 9ft 6in instead of 8ft 6in that you see in standard containers.

Purchasing a new or used 40′ shipping container is completely up to you and your budget. Both have their advantages but used shipping containers will come cheaper because they have endured harsh weather conditions throughout their lifetime in transport.

Planning regulations differ across local authorities. Shipping containers are exempt from requiring planning permission as they are classified as temporary structures, so in broad terms a shipping container is not required to have it though there may still be certain restrictions depending on where you live.

If you’re putting it on your property, you’ll want to check with your HOA as they can have their own restrictions.

Shipping container homes are cost-effective, durable, and customizable. Usually they are less expensive compared to traditional housing since they use fewer materials as well as require less labor to construct. All of this leads to a lower overall price tag.

Shipping containers purchased online do not come with any modifications, but if you’d like to add custom modifications such as doors or windows, we can do that! Just request a custom quote and let us know what you want.

Client Testimonials

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