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The Complete Guide to Acquiring a Shipping Container Through Containerlift

The Complete Guide to Acquiring a Shipping Container Through Containerlift

Your All-Inclusive Source for Shipping Containers Across the United Kingdom

When it comes to sourcing shipping containers, look no further than Containerlift. With a network of distribution points strategically located throughout the UK, we simplify the often complex process of obtaining a shipping container, making it convenient and hassle-free for you.

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Making the Right Choice: Opt for New or Pre-Owned Containers

The New Container Advantage

At Containerlift, we pride ourselves on offering a broad selection of both new and previously-owned containers, available for either purchase or lease. Our ‘once-used’ new containers are manufactured in China and then transported to the UK. These are an excellent choice for those who are looking for a container that is in near-perfect condition, offering the reliability and aesthetics of a new product.

The Value of Used Containers

Alternatively, if you’re operating on a tighter budget, our used containers are a fantastic option. These containers are generally over ten years old and have been actively used in the shipping industry. Despite their age, they remain a dependable choice for both storage and shipping needs, offering a cost-effective solution without compromising on quality.

Tailored to Your Needs: Export or Storage Containers

We understand that different needs require different types of containers. That’s why we offer containers specifically designed for either export or storage. Our export containers come with CSC plating, making them compliant and ready for international shipping. On the flip side, if you’re looking for a secure place to store goods or equipment, our storage containers are wind and watertight, ensuring the utmost safety and protection for your items.

Flexible Container Hire Options: From Short-Term to Long-Term

Short-Term Hires

Not interested in purchasing a container? No problem. We offer flexible hiring options that can cater to your needs, whether it’s for a short-term project or a longer commitment. Our short-term rentals are perfect for those who need a container for just a few days or weeks, providing a cost-effective and convenient solution.

Long-Term Leases

For those with long-term needs, we offer rental contracts that can extend over several years. This is ideal for businesses or individuals who require a stable and reliable container solution but are not ready to invest in purchasing one.

A Wide Spectrum of Sizes and Configurations

Popular Choices

We offer a diverse range of container sizes to meet every possible need. Among the most popular are:

  • 20ft Containers: This is an industry-standard size, with external dimensions of 20ft x 8ft x 8ft 6ins, suitable for a wide range of applications.
  • 40ft Standard and High Cube Containers: These are also standard sizes, with the High Cube offering an additional foot in height, making it 9ft 6ins tall. This extra space can be invaluable for certain types of cargo.

Specialised Container Options

If you have unique requirements, we can accommodate those as well. Our specialised container offerings include:

  • Compact sizes like 8ft and 10ft containers for smaller storage needs
  • Open Top Containers for easy loading and unloading
  • Flat Rack Containers for oversized cargo
  • Side Opening Containers for accessibility
  • Tunnel Doors Containers for dual entry
  • Reefer Containers for temperature-sensitive goods
  • Modified Containers for custom applications

Containers Beyond Just Storage

Who says containers are only good for storage? At Containerlift, we can modify containers for a wide array of applications, from mobile event units to temporary business workshops and pop-up retail spaces. The possibilities are endless, and we’re here to help you realise your vision.

Prompt and Economical Delivery Services

Our extensive fleet, comprising Sidelifters, cranes, and standard container haulage vehicles, ensures that we can deliver your chosen container swiftly and at a competitive price point. Our logistics team is committed to providing you with the most efficient and cost-effective delivery solutions.

Contact Us for Your Container Needs

Ready to find the perfect container solution? Speak to our expert container team today to discuss your specific requirements.

Call us now at: +44 (0)1371 879 400

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