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40ft shipping containers

40ft shipping containers are a cost-effective transportation and space saving solution! Whether you need to transport cargo at sea or land, or you need to store extra goods like vehicles, furniture, or farm equipment a 40ft container is a versatile option. Along with providing a secure transport option, these containers have also become increasingly popular with farmers, home and business owners who want to maximise the space they have available.

40ft Shipping Container for Hire

40ft containers are designed to withstand extreme weather temperatures, making them a versatile option for transporting and storing goods. The high-quality and durable materials used to build these containers ensure they are strong and watertight for transporting cargo at sea or on land. These containers are also commonly used to safely store surplus goods, such as documents, furniture or equipment. A 40ft shipping container is a popular choice for many business and homeowners, and hiring is the perfect solution for many.

Made from tough Corten Steel, these containers feature steel frames, corrugated steel side and end walls, die-stamped corrugated steel roofs, wooden or bamboo flooring and double hinged doors.

  • Exterior has three coats of paint. Interior has 2 coats of paint
  • A secure lockbox
  • Full door seals to ensure the container is weather tight and vermin proof
  • Forklift pockets for easy moving
  • Double locking gear or easy opening door

Delivery Options: Hiab truck or flat deck, unless you have a forklift onsite.


Length 12200mm, Width 2438mm, Height 2591mm

Inner Dimensions

Length 12035mm, Width 2352mm, Height 2393mm

Our Range

If this shipping container is not quite the right size for your requirements, we have lots of alternative sizes available for sale including 6ft, 7ft, 8ft, 9ft and 10ft containers. Of course, if you are looking for something bigger, we also have 20ft and 40ft containers for hire and sale. Looking for alternative sizes? Check out all our shipping containers for sale or hire or quickly view the most popular sizes below. We also have speciality shipping containers available for sale and hire including High Cube, Reefer, Dangerous Goods, Office Containers and Hospitality Containers.

Frequently asked questions

What are 40ft containers used for?
40ft containers are often the preferred choice for the transportation of large quantities of lightweight goods. It’s a more cost-effective and practical choice than otherwise requiring two 20ft containers. For heavier items and equipment, a 20ft container would be more suitable as the payload is greater when compared to a 40ft container.
Are 40ft containers that common?
40ft containers are extremely common and combined with 20ft containers make up over 80% of the total number of containers in the world. As previously mentioned, it’s an ideal transportation and storage solution choice for large quantities of typically consumable goods.
Can 40ft containers be modified?
Yes, 40ft containers can be modified like 10ft and 20ft containers. Because of their size, they are quite often used in architectural projects like container offices, retail parks and container homes. It offers a great amount of space giving you great flexibility of creativity.
Should I hire a 40ft standard height or high cube and what is the difference?
It really comes down to what you are storing and if you actually need the extra headroom? High cubes have an extra 300mm which across the span of a 40ft adds a considerable amount of volume. Standard height containers, however, are always cheaper and are more likely to have special offers. If you are looking to save a few dollars and the extra volume is neither here nor there then standard height is the better choice.
How much can I fit in a 40ft shipping container?

A standard 40ft shipping container offers approximately 2,390 cubic feet of storage space, making it a substantial option for large-scale storage and shipping requirements. In terms of capacity, a 40ft container can typically hold up to 20-24 standard pallets or accommodate around 67-72 cubic meters of cargo. This size is commonly used for transporting bulk goods, oversized items, or large quantities of inventory across long distances.

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We made contact via social media to enquire about 2 x 40ft containers to create a container shed. Reuben replied within 24 hrs and provided us with options to choose from and answered all our questions. Once we had selected what we wanted, payment instructions and delivery to prepared site was completed in full within 7 days. Containers were delivered by a fantastic team of operators! They were patient and professional, ensuring containers were accurately in place. All round great service, competitively priced and a quality product. Thanks so much to Reuben and his team! Highly recommend!

Cara O’Connor, January 2024

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