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Established 1983

20ft shipping containers for hire and sale

20ft shipping containers are, by far, our most popular size.  We are able to supply new and used 20ft containers for long and short term hire periods as well as offer these units for sale at competitive prices.  Our hire fleet usually consists of new, single trip containers (only having been used for domestic hires in the UK).

20ft containers (new units) – red

All our 20ft containers are fitted with lock boxes for added security and units offer a secure internal environment which is wind and water-tight.  We can, if required, paint the interior of our hire fleet shipping containers with anti-condensation paint to protect your goods from moisture. Furthermore, all our containers can be supplied with a heavy duty security padlocks, should you require.

white 20ft shipping containers

The 20ft size is ideal for residential development projects, construction sites and general retail storage purposes. Most of our container hire fleet units are painted in either our dark blue or green colours, however, we are able to paint units in any colour from the BS/RAL paint charts (for example, the units above are painted white).

In terms of dimensions, the standard ISO 20ft container has the following measurements: 20ft x 8ft wide x 8ft 6inches high (6,058mm x 2,440mm x 2,591mm).  Internal volume of a 20ft unit is approximately 33.2 cubic metres and these units have an approximate tare weight of 2,200kgs.

20ft container Bell hire fleet green – electrics box

This size of container also proves popular with many schools, large and small retailers (for storage purposes), farms and garden centres as well as industry (i.e. warehousing and self storage sectors).

Further, this standard 20ft size is used in a number of our container conversions (including site offices, canteens, toilets and welfare containers).  We have, at any given time, a large selection of 20ft units either used (second-hand) in stock and also a selection of new (one-trip) containers direct from the manufacturer.  Should you require a large (volume) order of 20ft containers, we can also arrange for these with our manufacturing contacts in China and the Far East.

In summary, the 20ft size is ideal as it offers the mid-range level of storage space between our 10ft and 40ft containers.  We principally focus on London and the South East regions, however, through our network of depots and agents we are able to offer nationwide delivery of our containers. Delivery takes place using hi-ab transport and units can be delivered in pairs (should you require more than one container).  Please get in touch with us if you require a 20ft shipping container for hire or sale, or complete a QUICK QUOTE here!