Last updated: 12 October, 2023

If you’re looking for high cube shipping containers for sale, you’re at the right place. In this blog, we’ll discuss how you can get high cube containers at the best prices. Want to skip the blog and purchase containers right away? Find the best deals in 2500+ cities here.

High cube shipping containers are quite popular in the shipping industry. Due to their popularity and more storage volume, high cube containers are usually costlier than other standard containers. But there’s a way you can buy these containers at cheaper rates – by using the Container xChange trading platform. 

We have 50,000+ containers available in 2500+ locations globally. On our trading platform, you can browse through multiple container offers from vetted sellers and even negotiate further for better deals. 

You’re bound to get your containers at best prices on Container xChange. So why not give it a try? Simply type in your container requirements in the public search below. Browse through multiple offers from vetted sellers and buy containers at best prices.

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New and used high cube shipping containers for sale

On the Container xChange trading platform, we have 12 types of shipping containers in high cube versions. Each of these containers also comes in different conditions. If you’re looking for the highest level of quality and have some additional funds, then new or one-trip high cube containers would be an excellent buying option for you.

New or one-trip shipping containers last an average of 25 years and will only require minimal maintenance. Plus, you can sell or lease them in the container market when not in use. Thus, buying new containers is a great investment option.

However, if you’re looking for an affordable option, then used high cube containers might be perfect for you. You can choose between cargo-worthy (used) or wind and watertight (WWT) containers. Used containers may have some dents but they’re still suitable and sturdy enough for shipping your cargo safely.

On the xChange trading platform, you can find both new and used high cube container for sale. Simply click the banner below to look at multiple container offers and check out the price difference between used and new shipping containers in your location. 

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20ft high cube shipping container for sale: Prices

20ft high cube containers are similar to standard 20ft containers, but have an extra foot in height. These containers are great if you need extra storage space to pack in more goods, without increasing the floor space – and thus the overall cost of shipping. 20ft high cubes are ideal for smaller shipments of dry goods. Check out the dimensions to see if your cargo will fit in this container size.

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Cargo-worthy 20ft high cube containers are very affordable when compared to new 20ft HC containers – with the price difference being as high as $2000 in some locations. Check out the price difference between new and used 20ft HC containers for sale in your location to see for yourself.

40ft high cube shipping container for sale: Prices

If you’re looking for more storage space, you should choose 40ft high cube containers as they can carry more cargo. Due to their large size, they’re quite popular in the market. If you’ve got larger cargo loads, this container size is your solution.

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Buying one 40ft high cube container is more cost-effective than choosing two 20ft high cube containers. For example, you can buy a new 40ft high cube container for $2694 in Antwerp making it a more economical option than buying two new 20ft HC containers for $3000. 

Check out the prices of 40ft high cube containers for sale in your location and see for yourself how they’re more cost effective.

40ft used high cube shipping container for sale

If you’re looking for an affordable option, you can buy a used 40 ft high cube shipping container for sale. As we’ve mentioned, used containers may have some dents, but they’re suitable for shipping most dry cargo effectively. 

Plus, they’re more affordable than new 40ft high cube containers with the average price being $1900. Check out the prices of used containers here and see how much you can save by buying used containers instead. 

Get offers on 45ft high cube shipping containers for sale

If your cargo can’t fit inside any of the containers we’ve discussed above, then 45ft high cube shipping containers are ideal for you. These containers provide maximum storage space for your cargo.

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Since they offer so much space, these containers are a bit more expensive. Their average price is $3300 for used containers. However, on the xChange trading platform, you can negotiate directly with vetted sellers to buy containers at the cheapest rates. Click here to browse through offers for 45ft HC containers and buy them at the best prices.

Specialized high cube shipping containers for sale

Apart from the standard containers, you can also buy specialized high cube containers from the Container xChange trading platform. These containers are suitable if you have any specialized cargo. Read to see the different specialized containers available on xChange. 

40ft HC reefer container for sale

Reefer containers are used to move temperature-sensitive goods such as fruits, vegetables, ice cream, drugs, or meat. They can maintain any temperature between -30°C and +30°C. Reefer containers come in three sizes – 20ft, 40ft and 40ft HC.

Specialized containers like reefers are not easily available. As a result, there is a stark difference in their prices from one location to another. For example, the average price of a 40ft HC reefer container (cargo-worthy) in Qingdao, China is $7495. But the same container will cost you only $3500 in Hamburg, Germany.

That’s why it’s important to get an overview of container prices in different locations to make sure you buy them at the best prices. We’ll discuss more about this later in the blog, but first, let’s look at some more specialized containers you can buy. 

40ft HC pallet-wide container for sale

Pallet-wide containers are designed to accommodate a larger number of Euro pallets and are common in the European continent. As a result, their prices are low in Europe at $2485 for a cargo-worthy 45ft HC pallet-wide container. 

These boxes are wider than a standard container. This allows the stowing, storing, and transportation process of pallets much easier and more efficient. Pallet wide containers also come in three sizes – 20ft, 40ft and 45ft HC. Depending on the number of euro pallets you need to transport, you can choose between the three sizes.

40ft HC double-door container for sale

Double-door containers are built to have doors that swing open outside on both ends. Both sets of doors are built with the same specifications. It is the most convenient option for loading and unloading a container, as you can load and unload  goods quickly from either end of the container, as required. 

You can choose between 20ft, 40ft or 40ft HC double-door containers based on your business requirements. 

You can get all of these specialized containers (and more) at best prices on the Container xChange platform. We have 50,000+ containers available in 2500+ locations globally – making it easier to get your hands on the containers you need! Click here to check out the prices of different high cube containers in your location and buy them at best prices. 

How much does a high cube container cost?

Before you buy containers, it’s important to know the container prices. Take a look at the table below to get an overview of the average prices of high cube containers.

 

Prices of high cube containers 

Container type Cargo-worthy Brand new
20ft HC $1797 $3615
40ft HC $1904 $3706
45ft HC $3367 $6498

The prices of containers vary significantly from one location to another, mainly due to the supply and demand in that location. 

That’s why it’s important that you know the container prices in your preferred location to buy containers at the best prices. One easy way to do this is to use xChange Insights. 

On Insights, you can access real-time container prices in 180+ locations globally. All you have to do is select your desired location, container type and condition. You can even see price development for a week, month, or even several years. This way, you can analyze the pricing trends and identify the best time to buy, sell or lease out your equipment.

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For example, from the graph above you can see the prices of 40ft HC containers in different locations. The prices are quite high in New York and Ningbo around $2200. Instead of buying containers from these locations, you can buy them from Antwerp instead where the prices are $1500. Insights allows you to enter new markets easily and increase your negotiation power.

You can get more of these offers in your preferred location with Insights and access real-time container prices within minutes. Simply click the banner below to get started.

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Buy high cube containers at best prices on xChange 

Now that you know how you can access container prices yourself, it’s time to see how you can use our trading platform to make the best container deals. 

On our Container xChange trading platform, you can connect with 1,500+ vetted members to buy, sell and lease containers in 2,500+ locations globally. Once you fill in your container requirements on our platform, you’ll get multiple offers to choose from.

Using Insights, you can analyze the best prices and directly connect with the sellers to negotiate better deals. We don’t charge any commission on your deals. With 100% market transparency and 0% commission, you’re bound to get the best container deals on xChange.

Container xChange is the all-in-one platform you’ve been waiting for all your business’s shipping needs. 1,500+ companies are already using xChange to make the best container deals and are expanding their business globally. Click the banner below to see how you can get high cube shipping containers for sale at the best prices today.

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High cube shipping container for sale: Common FAQs

What is the difference between a 40ft and a 40ft high cube shipping container?

The main difference between a 40ft and a 40ft high cube shipping container is that of height. A 40ft standard container is 8-feet 6-inches tall, whereas a 40ft high cube container is one foot taller at 9-feet 6-inches.

How much does a 40ft high cube container cost?

The average price of a cargo-worthy 40ft high cube container varies between $1900 to $2500. A new 40ft high cube container costs anywhere between $3500 to $4500. The price depends on the condition as well as the location.

How much does a 45ft high cube container cost?

The average price of a cargo-worthy 45ft high cube container varies between $3000 to $4000. A new 45ft high cube container costs anywhere between $5500 to $6500. The price depends on a variety of factors like the condition as well as the location.