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New & Used Shipping Containers for Sale & Hire

Once used solely for exporting cargo, the container has become a pretty familiar unit, seen in towns as restaurants, cafes, shops, offices - even entire housing developments - their uses being so versatile that we’re seeing evermore creative conversions, on top of their traditional storage and shipping applications.

From comfortable modular office conversions…

We’re proud to offer a huge range of containers for any shipping or storage needs you may have, as well as bespoke and modular conversions such as insulated, temperature-controlled environments, chemical storage, comfortable construction site offices, canteens and changing rooms. Or we can crank up the clever to craft a cool pop-up café, a hip high-street bar or a chic boutique just for you - the options are almost endless. 

…to hip high-street bars and chic boutiques.

Our technicians are trained to deliver your units in a modern fleet of vehicles with care, expertise, efficiency and accuracy, whilst our friendly sales team are here to cater to your needs. We’re focussed on making your experience as easy, speedy and pleasant as possible, delivering exactly what you want, when you want it and how you want it. Need a temporary solution? We have shipping containers to hire for as long as you need.

With a world class Net Promoter Score of 74, we provide an exceptional customer experience from enquiry to delivery, operating from 15 depots nationwide to serve our customers all over the UK.

By offering the largest product range and the highest stock levels of new and used shipping containers, we can meet the portable storage and accommodation requirements of our customers, supplying various sizes and types of standard and specialised units. We also offer a wide range of site accommodation units such as offices and canteens to serve a variety of business needs.

Our bestselling 20ft one trip shipping containers are built to an extremely high specification making them the most secure, long lasting, and cost-effective shipping container money can buy. Unlike other containers on the market, our 20ft units all come with easy opening door handles, polyurethane coated floors, and 14+ air vents to reduce condensation, making them the perfect storage solution.

Cleveland’s team of dedicated account managers have decades of industry experience and expertise required to assist customers at every step of their journey, making us the ideal business partner for all container solutions. Every stage in our operations is focused on delivering a service in the safest possible way.

In 2022, Cleveland Containers won the Company of the Year Award in the Teesside heat of the North East Business Awards for its innovation, rapid growth, and dedication towards its customers and employees.

For standard container deliveries, you will be told an estimated lead time when you place your order. If the container is being modified, this will extend the lead time for delivery.

With nationwide delivery available, the transportation and offloading of units is undertaken by one of our trusted haulier partners.

Depending on the size and quantity, units can be delivered a few different ways. An articulated lorry, known for its two parts; a tractor which pulls a trailer and is the ideal option for a large load. Containers can also be delivered via a lorry and drag trailer, or a rigid lorry, the latter being more suitable when access is restricted.

You must ensure that the land prepared for the containers to be offloaded, with solid foundations in place for siting. A firm, level ground is hugely important because if the ground is uneven there is a chance of the container doors being extremely difficult to open and close.

Yes, we provide modification services to create bespoke units for a range of projects and businesses. From minor additions to major conversions, our workshop team can transform containers to suit an array of customer needs.

Minor modifications include adding windows for increased light and air flow, personnel doors and roller shutters for easier access, plywood lining and insulation to reduce condensation, electrics, lighting, and full or partial repaints to revamp the exterior look of the container.

Complete container conversions include bars, hotels, food serveries, workshops, offices, and confined space training units so we are well-versed in modification projects. We can help throughout the entire process, from the initial design to the build and final fit.

The cost of purchasing a shipping container in the UK can vary widely depending on a range of factors. Firstly, the condition of the container can impact the price. A new 20ft shipping container currently can cost between £2,000 to £3,000, depending on the supplier. Used containers can be cheaper, but the price will depend on the age and condition of the container. Typically, a second-hand 20ft container will cost anywhere from £1,000 to £2,000, making it a more affordable option for tight budgets.

Another factor that can affect the price of a shipping container is its destination location. If you're buying a container from a supplier who is located far away from you, you may need to pay extra for delivery. Also, if you require the container to be modified in any way, for example adding windows or doors, this can also increase the cost.

It is worth considering whether you want to buy or hire a shipping container. Hiring can be a cost-effective option if you only need the container for a short period of time, as it can be cheaper than purchasing outright. However, if you need the container for a longer period, buying may be a better option as you will eventually recoup your investment.

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We stock a large variety of used shipping containers across our 15 depots nationwide. These are ideal for maximising your storage needs at a lower budget. Second hand models are generally older units, but still sold as wind and water tight units. These vary in age and condition and depending on those variables, differ in price. Take a look at our clearance stock today.

Shipping Container Sizes

We provide shipping containers in range of shapes and sizes to suit your needs. Choose from ten different lengths, from 6ft to 45ft, depending on your requirements. Some of our most popular lengths are the 20ft and 40ft models, but we'll be happy to advise on which is best for you. The standard height of a shipping container is 8ft 6ins (2.59m), but again this can vary depending on the particular style you're after.

Bespoke Applications

Our robust and versatile bespoke models have many applications, some of which are common, and other more obscure uses; this is where our team comes in extremely useful in guiding you through the process. These include cold storage, domestic storage, temporary and permanent accommodations (such as housing, hotels, and offices), farming and agriculture, education, construction, engineering and manufacturing.

Shipping Container Conversions

Containers are gaining in popularity largely due to their conversion opportunities. No longer just used for storage, they can be transformed in incredibly creative ways to meet the needs of any project or concept. Just some of their uses include Home offices, Music studios, Pop-up bar/restaurants, Summer houses, Gyms & Brewery's.

We've provided many new and used containers for conversion purposes, and we're always open to brand new ideas from our customers. However crazy it might be, we love a challenge - so get in touch and let's see what we can do!

Our Prices

It's not a case of 'one-size-fits-all' when it comes to pricing our containers. Pricing can depend on the size and style of the model you choose, as well as your delivery location and any special requirements in terms of offloading or modification.

Delivery Information

We use crane-fitted hiab lorries for the delivery and collection of most of our containers. Our skilled heavy lifting personnel are able to offload at your site, up to 18ft from the side of the lorry. Throughout the installation process, we aim to cause minimal disruption, so you can get on with enjoying your unit as quickly as possible. We agree all of our deliveries in advance, and we'll work closely with you to arrange an appropriate date and time that works for everyone involved.

Our Depots

Our depots span the length of the country, each one stocking a large and varied range of all of our products. Our depot locations include: Southampton, London, Leeds, Tamworth, Newcastle & Grimsby.

Why Buy From Us?

We're a dedicated team with over 15 years of experience in the industry, whether we're handling, repairing or modifying containers, we treat every single order with the care and attention to detail it deserves.

All of our staff and technicians have professional training in manufacturing and delivering shipping containers of the highest quality, and we pride ourselves in seeing each order through to the end of its journey, with customer satisfaction one of our highest priorities.