40ft shipping containers for sale

Are you in need of a 40 foot shipping container? You’ve come to the perfect place. On Container xChange, it’s possible to find top-quality boxes at the best prices.

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Average prices of 40ft shipping containers

On xChange, we have containers in 2,500+ locations around the world. Here are the average prices for standard 40ft containers in popular locations:

China:
Shanghai: US $5752

Europe:
Hamburg: US $3127
Rotterdam: US $3303

USA:
Houston: US $3771
Chicago: US $3774

India:
Nhava Sheva: US $4210

Find new and used 40ft shipping containers for sale

On Container xChange, we’ve got boxes of various conditions available. Whether it’s brand new, cargo worthy, wind and water tight (WWT) or as-is you’re after, choose the condition that best suits your budget and needs.

Cargo-worthy containers offer great value for money and are considerably cheaper than new containers. All of our 40ft cargo-worthy containers are: Certified safe to transport goods via land or sea, strong and sturdy, weather resistant and suitable for storage.

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6 types of 40ft shipping containers available on xChange

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40ft shipping containers for sale: Types, uses and dimensions uses

Dimensions 40ft standard shipping container container

The standard 40ft is perfect for transporting a variety of dry goods including grains, raw materials, clothing, and electronics.

Measure 40ft container
Internal length 39.5ft / 12.03m 
Internal width 7.9ft / 2.4m 
Internal height 7.9ft / 2.39m 
Tare weight 8,268.8 lbs / 3,750kg 
Payload capacity 61,200 lbs / 27,600kg 
Cubic capacity 2,389 cu ft / 67.7 m3 

Dimensions 40ft high cube shipping container

Got machinery that’s oddly shaped or oversized? Choose a 40ft high cube, as this box has an extra foot of height.

Measure 40ft HC
Internal length 39.5 ft / 12.03 m 
Internal width 7.8 ft / 2.35 m 
Internal height 8.9 ft / 2.67 m 
Tare weight 8,687 lbs / 3,940 kg 
Payload capacity 63,052 lbs / 28,600 kg 

40ft flat rack containers for sale
Flat rack boxes have no walls on their longer sides. They’re useful for loading and unloading large and oddly-shaped cargo quickly and efficiently.

40ft double door containers for sale
The name says it all. These containers have doors on both ends, allowing for easy loading and unloading of cargo like cars, bikes and boats.

40ft side door containers for sale
Side doors have doors on their longer sides. This makes loading and unloading cargo quick and easy. It also allows for more workers to unload cargo at the same time.

40ft reefer containers for sale
Reefer containers are large refrigerators. They’re used to ship temperature-sensitive products such as pharmaceuticals, meat, dairy and fruit.

40ft pallet wide containers for sale
Pallet-wide boxes are designed to transport Euro-pallets. You can pack 2 pallets side-by-side inside this container type.

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Frequently asked questions

How much does a 40ft shipping container cost?

The price of a 40ft shipping container depends on various factors including the condition, location and current state of the market. For a 40ft in Houston you’ll pay US $ 3,771, in Shanghai US $ 5,752, and in Rotterdam: US $ 3,303.

How much does a 20ft shipping container cost?

The cost of a 20ft shipping container depends on various factors, including the condition, location and current market situation. For a standard 20ft box in Rotterdam you’re looking at US $ 2,507, in Shanghai US $ 2,802 and in Houston, US $ 2,169.

How big is a 40ft shipping container?

A 40ft shipping container has an internal width of 7.9ft (2.4m), an internal height of 7.9ft (2.39m) and an internal length of 39.5ft (12.03m). The 40ft container is one of the most popular containers for transporting dry cargo on ships.

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