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40ft Used Shipping Container For Sale

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Height: 8'6"


High Cube

Height: 9'6"






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About 40ft Used Shipping Containers

Need a storage solution?

Need a spacious storage solution that doesn’t break the bank? Look no further than a 40ft used shipping container. 40ft used containers have been retired from international shipping after an average of 15-20 years at sea. While 40ft used containers are no longer recommended for stacking, they’re perfect for re-use as single-story storage units — a cheap and convenient alternative to renting a storage unit or building a garage/shed.



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In international shipping, 40ft containers are used to carry large quantities of lightweight goods — like cotton, electronics, and consumer furniture. These qualities make them ideal for storing high-volume items such as household items, retail inventory, or construction materials.

Looking for a 40ft container to convert into a home, cabin, or gym? We recommend purchasing a 40ft new shipping container instead.

40ft Used Container Guarantees

Floors will be intact

Scratches from forklifts and patches or repairs are normal - but we guarantee your 40ft used container’s floors will be complete and functional.

Walls/roof will not have any holes

No leaks here! Your 40ft used container is guaranteed to remain hole-free and weatherproof for at least one year.

Doors can be opened

They might be a little stiff, but we guarantee your 40ft used container’s doors will open and close without mechanical intervention for at least one year.

Buying a 40ft Used Container with Boxhub

Boxhub is the largest online container marketplace in the United States. From homeowners to small business owners, enterprises to non-profits, our customers trust us to give them the best value for their money and deliver their containers on time.

1. Rated "Excellent" by Customers

We've earned a 4.8-star rating on Google and a 4.7-star rating on Trustpilot, with more glowing reviews added every day.

2. Fast delivery (7-10 days)

We’ll make sure your 40ft used container is professionally delivered when you want it and placed exactly where you want it.

3. Industry-leading consumer protection

We know that buying sight unseen is a leap of faith — which is why your 40ft used container is covered by a market-leading condition guarantee and a 30-day money-back warranty.

Accredited by the Better Business Bureau

Proud and active NPSA member

Accredited member of CSTA

Highly Recommend! Easy transaction! Fast delivery! Delivery company was awesome! Super simple to purchase online! Container is in good condition. Will do business again

~ Chris, USA

Quick, easy, affordable and friendly. The entire process from start to finish was easy and quick! Our delivery was very quick and punctual.

~ Jennifer, USA

Great communication from Boxhub. Buying containers is tricky but Boxhub made the process very transparent and risk free with their money back policy and warranties. Definitely would recommend.

~ Claudia, USA

The price for a metal container was great, the purchase process was easy and the delivery was on time. All in all, great company to work with.

~ Stephen, USA

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Patricia Streich

Oct 11, 2023

Great experience all around.

Great experience all around. Akeem made the buying process simple. I was skeptical about sending money in advance but I was covered with the credit card purchase. Caleb, the young man with his Ford dually, was very pleasant and did a great job of placing the container where we wanted it.

Carol Kelly

Oct 3, 2023

I am happy I used Boxhub.

I am happy I used Boxhub. They were very professional and adapted to my needs. They were flexible with delivery dats and the delivery person was super!

Kevin Newman

Aug 17, 2023

Great Service

Great service, great connex! Perfect delivery experience!

Joe P (J.P).

Aug 11, 2023

Communication was excellent throughout the process.

Communication was excellent throughout the process, the delivery driver was beyond excellent! I was very worried about the condition of the 2 containers but they were in very good shape, only have to mess with one door because it is a little tuff to close but it works fine. The delivery driver was a pro, very courteous and very accommodating with the container placement.