Shipping Containers for Sale

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We offer a variety of shipping containers for sale ranging from 10ft to 40ft storage containers. If you need a rare size such as a 45ft or 53ft container, please request a custom quote below.


used shipping containers


used shipping containers


used shipping containers

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Client Testimonials

“Got my container on time and in great condition. The whole process was easy and straightforward and they were able to accommodate less than ideal delivery conditions. Will be back!”
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Nick A.
“Container Addict is the best provider I've worked with while building my container home. Their containers are always cheaper than other companies I've purchased from in the past.”
Betty B.

Why Choose Container Addict

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Get your business or personal project up and running quickly with fast delivery times right to your door

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Buy a container in just a few clicks! Up front pricing and an easy checkout process make buying containers in Chicago a breeze.

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Whether you want new or used containers in Chicago, we've got you covered. Choose from one-trip, cargo worthy, or wind and watertight containers.

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We have the best pricing online that you won't find anywhere else. Shop with confidence, knowing you're getting the best deal.

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.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, shipping container homes are legal in throughout the US to use for residential or commercial purposes. Depending on where you live, permits and permission may be required, so check with your local HOA or city ordinance to make sure you get all of the necessary approvals.

When properly maintained, a shipping container can last upwards of 30 years or longer. The lifespan largely depends on the environment as well as the condition of the container.

Although built to handle harsh climates, the lifespan of a shipping container is shortened by salty, wetter environments, such as those found in coastal regions. Minimizing exposure to moisture and salt will go a long way in adding years to the life of your container.

Ideally you want to keep the bottom of the container off the ground so that it isn’t sitting in damp conditions.

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.

Not finding the right container?

If you need something different such as an office or a 45′ shipping container, request a quote and we’ll get you what you need.