Shipping Containers

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Mr Box sells both second-hand and new cargo-worthy shipping containers in a range of sizes and designs, globally.

There are numerous designs of shipping container, but 95% are what are termed “dry van containers”, these carry general freight. There are also refrigerated container designs for transporting either deep-frozen or chilled cargoes, and others which are generally called “special containers” (see below) These tend to be specifically designed for certain cargoes.

All shipping containers must conform to international standards such as ISO, UIC, TIR, and CSC. Mr Box can recommend you the right type of container to meet your needs.

Quality Build, Competitive Pricing

Mr Box has direct relationships with factories, and therefore can offer competitive prices, but also ensure quality control. Using online inspectors situated in the container factories, we can specify a customer’s exact requirements and ensure they are met. We can order batches of shipping containers direct from the factory, and organise delivery to your chosen location.

Shipment is arranged via what is called Cabotage or as Freight:

  • Cabotage is when the containers are loaded with clean, boxed cargoes and then shipped from abroad, the cargo is then discharged and the container delivered to the customer.
  • Freight is when the shipping containers are loaded onto a vessel (without cargo) and delivered as required.

Obviously the use of Cabotage significantly reduces costs.

New Shipping Containers

Built to our own unique specification and imported from our factories in the Far East, our new containers are suitable as either secure storage containers or for shipping freight.

All our new containers are built to the following specification:

  • Built to a full marine specification – manufactured from corrosion resistant Corten steel.
  • Protected with marine grade paint.
  • Fitted with additional ventilation – to ensure condensation is not a problem.
  • Fitted with high locking bars – for ease of use.
  • A wipe clean 28mm marine ply floor that is specially sealed and certified as being rot and vermin proof.
  • Factory fitted lock box (high security lock box) with anti-jemmy lugs fitted to the doors – which shrouds the padlock and protects it from interference.
  • Available in a range of colours.
  • Capable of being stacked.

Shipping Container Types & Sizes

Size* Type available Length Width Height
[View] 8ft shipping container New for sale and hire 8ft (2.43m) 7ft (2.20m) 7ft 6in (2.27m)
[View] 10ft shipping container New and used for sale and hire 9ft 10in (2.99 m) 8ft (2.44m) 8ft 6in (2.59m)
[View] 20ft shipping container New and used for sale and hire 20ft (6.06m) 8ft (2.44m) 8ft 6in (2.6m)
[View] 40ft shipping container New and used for sale and hire 40ft (12.2m) 8ft (2.44m) 8ft 6in (2.6m)

Standard 8ft Container

Standard 8ft Container
Outside Length:
2.44m / 8ft
Outside Height:
2.26m / 7ft 4in
Outside Width:
2.2m / 7ft 2in
Internal Length:
2.29m / 7ft 6in
Internal Height:
2.06m / 6ft 9in
Internal Width:
2.11m / 6ft 11in
Door Width:
2.1m / 6ft 10in
Door Height:
1.95m / 6ft 4in
General Spec
Cubic capacity: 9.95 cubic meters / 351 cubic feet
Max gross weight: 6000kg / 13243lb
Tare weight: 950kg / 2100lb
Structure: Steel doors, sides, frame, and understructure, with a marine ply floor.
Certification: 8 ft units do not conform to ISO standards and cannot be CSC plated.

Standard 10ft Container

Standard 10ft Container
Outside Length:
3m / 9ft 10in
Outside Height:
2.6m / 8ft 6in
Outside Width:
2.44m / 8ft
Internal Length:
2.84m / 9ft 3in
Internal Height:
2.39m / 7ft 10in
Internal Width:
2.35m / 7ft 8in
Door Width:
2.34m / 7ft 8in
Door Height:
2.28m / 7ft 5in
General Spec
Cubic capacity: 15.1 cubic meters / 561 cubic feet
Max gross weight: 10,160kg / 22,400lbs
Tare weight: 1,300kg / 2,870lbs
Structure: Steel doors, sides, frame, and understructure, with a marine ply floor.
Certification: Units conform to ISO standards and can be CSC plated.

Standard 20ft Container

Standard 20ft Container
Outside Length:
6.06m / 19ft 10in
Outside Height:
2.6m / 8ft 6in
Outside Width:
2.44m / 8ft
Internal Length:
5.9m / 19ft 4in
Internal Height:
2.39m / 7ft 10in
Internal Width:
2.35m / 7ft 8in
Door Width:
2.34m / 7ft 8in
Door Height:
2.28m / 7ft 5in
General Spec
Cubic capacity: 33.1 cubic meters / 1170 cubic feet
Max gross weight: 30480kg / 67200lbs
Tare weight: 2230kg / 4920lbs
Structure: Steel doors, sides, frame, and understructure, with a marine ply floor.
Certification: Units conform to ISO standards and can be CSC plated.

Standard 40ft Container

Standard 40ft Container
Outside Length:
12.2m / 40ft
Outside Height:
2.6m / 8ft 6in
Outside Width:
2.44m / 8ft
Internal Length:
12.04m / 39ft 6in
Internal Height:
2.39m / 7ft 10in
Internal Width:
2.35m / 7ft 8in
Door Width:
2.34m / 7ft 8in
Door Height:
2.28m / 7ft 5in
General Spec
Cubic capacity: 67.6 cubic meters / 2,386 cubic feet
Max gross weight: 30480kg
Tare weight: 3720kg
Structure: Steel doors, sides, frame, and understructure, with a marine ply floor.
Certification: Units conform to ISO standards and can be CSC plated.

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Other shipping container designs include (but are not limited to):

Open-sided Container
  • Tunnels – with double doors at both ends
  • Open-sided – with doors down one complete side
  • Open-tops – with a removable tarpaulin roof
  • Refrigerated – for frozen or perishable cargoes
  • Flat racks – for oversized cargoes – no roof, no side panels and collapsible end frames.
  • Pallet wide containers – 2.5 meters wide internally.
  • Half height containers – mostly used for heavy bulk cargoes such as coal.
  • Tank containers – for liquids.
  • Bulkers – for granular cargoes.
  • Coil carriers – for coil cargoes.
  • Car carriers – a collapsible rack for transporting cars inside a dry van container.