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Shipping Containers


Willbox offers a wide range of shipping containers for hire and sale. They are available for long or short-term hire from our 23 depots across the UK. Our shipping containers, also known as steel storage containers or freight containers, include a single set of double doors and a hook to secure the doors using a CISA padlock, that you can also purchase from us. As standard, our containers come in dark blue or the more popular dark green, but these can either be resprayed or factory ordered with any colour to your branding or preference.

Our shipping containers are available in different sizes to suit any and all site spaces and residential locations. This makes transportation easier as well and maximises efficiency during loading and unloading. The most common sizes are 20ft and 40ft in length, 8ft in width, and 8.6ft in height, which we store across all our depots.

Small shipping containers (Mini sets)

We are offering small containers, which are compact and portable containers used mainly for construction sites and storing goods. These containers come in various sizes, but they are typically smaller than standard shipping containers (some even fit inside standard 20ft containers) making them even easier and cheaper to transport when bought in bulk.  Available for hire and purchase are 5ft, 6ft, 7ft, 8ft, 9ft and 10ft sizes. Due to their smaller size and weight, these containers can be placed in locations where larger containers are not suitable. They are stackable, making them ideal for temporary storage solutions or when space is limited.    

Standard shipping container sizes

GP shipping containers are the most commonly used type of shipping container. They are available in 20ft, and 40ft sizes. Our conversions team can modify to bespoke sizes such as 30ft. These containers have become the most preferred choice due to their versatility, ease of handling, and ease of converting them into anything. Shipping containers are popular in the construction industry due to their sturdiness, cost-effectiveness, and ease of transportation. Additionally, they offer sustainable building options. Their adaptability also allows for a wide range of creative applications in construction projects.  

Container Uses and applications

  • Storing goods, equipment, tools, or personal belongings.
  • Can be converted into living spaces, such as tiny homes, emergency shelters, or temporary housing for workers in remote locations.
  • Can serve as office spaces or mobile offices for construction sites, events, or remote working situations.
  • Used as stages, ticket booths, or other structures at festivals and events.
  • Used as storage for agricultural equipment, farm offices, or even as hydroponic or aquaponic growing environments.
  • Used as recycling or waste collection stations in public areas.  

Features of Willbox shipping containers  

  • 170 mm high from the standing ground to the container floor.
  • Able to withstand the harshest weather conditions.
  • Equipped with corner fittings and twist locks.
  • Equipped with pockets on the bottom that allow forklifts or container handlers to easily lift and move them.
  • Lashing devices with a permissible load.
  • ISO standard.
  • Trackable across the world.  
  • Standard blue and green but also customisable to any colour to match your site or branding.
  • Lashing rings on each top
  • Equipped with liner bags perfect for heavy cargo.  
  • Steel floor available.

Shipping Container Purchase Options

We offer a variety of containers for sale including:

All our shipping containers are available for hire or purchase. With different features and benefits, click through above to the one that matches what you’re looking for.  

Suitable for a variety of industries

Shipping containers can be used in a wide range of industries including construction, self-storage, energy, oil & gas, agriculture, retail and hospitality. Give our sales team a call on: 0800 023 5060 or fill out a quote to discuss your requirements.

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Our Accreditations:
Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce
British Association of Removers
Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
Construction Plant Hire Association
Road Haulage Association
Self Storage Association
BV Cert ISO 9001, 14001, 45001