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40ft Standard Containers

These large containers usually carry bulky yet lighter cargo because of their payload of 29 tons, which is the same as their 20-foot counterparts. These all-steel containers are an excellent option for onsite storage, too.
Other Sizes: 20ft | 45ft

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40ft Standard Shipping

Pelican Containers is one of the most popular providers of 40ft shipping containers for sale in the shipping industry in the USA. You can buy a 20ft shipping container in any condition you need. You can get your 20ft container worldwide and use it for any purpose you need.

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40ft Standard Container Dimensions:

40ft shipping container from Pelican Containers has the following dimensions:

External measurement: 12.19m/2.44m/2.59m (40’/8’/8’6″)
Internal measurement: 12.00m/2.33m/2.35m (39’5″/7’8″/7’9″)
Floor area: 28.33m2 (305sqft)
Volume: 66.83m3 (2360cuft)
Maximum weight: 3950kg

40ft Standard Shipping Container Usability and Features:

What can you use the 40ft shipping container for? Let’s read about some features and reasons to buy a 40ft shipping container except for using it in the shipping industry.
  • The most popular choice is for conversion into living spaces.
  • Can be used by almost every industry that transports a large volume of lightweight cargo like cotton and Styrofoam.
  • All-steel walls and load-bearing marine-grade plywood flooring make these containers extremely durable and weather-resistant.
  • Can be cut into smaller boxes to organize diverse items.

Container Buyer's Guide

You can buy a used 40ft shipping container worldwide. To do this, you can leave a request, and our operator will help you choose the right one. We will also help you prepare your site for delivery and answer your questions. You can also find all the necessary information about our 40ft standard shipping containers for sale in our container buyer’s guide.

Reviews of Our Customers


Adam Smith (Jacksonville, Florida)

It was a pleasure to interact with the people in this company. My container was delivered safely and on time. The doors worked well and there were no dents or cracks. Well done!

January 14, 2021


Demetrius Lucas (Long Beach, California)

It was a nice experience interacting with the helpful staff at Pelican. The container was in really good condition and perfectly suited my need of a storage shed. Will come back in the future if I need more.

January 14, 2021


Patricia Wang (Fort Worth, Texas)

We ordered a 40’ standard container in April but received a 40’ high cube after 10 days. We immediately communicated this to the company and they told we could use the bigger unit at no extra cost. We were delighted!

January 14, 2021


Can I use a used 40ft shipping container as a garage?

Yes, a 40ft standard shipping container is great for use as a garage. You can store your car as well as smaller vehicles such as bicycles or motorcycles in a 40ft metal shipping container.

What are the features of a 40ft sea container?

To ensure your container will be long-lasting, consider a few basic factors when looking for new or used 40ft shipping containers for sale. A good container needs to be made of durable steel. Corrugated walls and heavy-duty wood floors make containers especially strong. The doors of the container should open 270 degrees.

How can I buy a 40ft standard shipping container?

Once you have chosen the right container size, you need to decide on the condition of the container. You can buy a new 20ft shipping container or a used one. A used container can be in very good condition, or it can be used many times. Your choice depends on what you need the container for. After you have decided on a 40-foot sea container, leave a request. Once you have selected a particular container, we can close a deal.

Industrial Applications of Shipping Containers

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