20 Foot Shipping Containers
20 foot Shipping Containers to Rent or Buy
Why choose a 20 foot Container from Simple Box?
- Great value
- Convenient space
- Fits most contents of a 2-3 bedroom home
At Simple Box our promise is to treat you like we would want to be treated, so we focus on being local, kind, and professional.
We’re local, so you can come check us out yourself, get up-front pricing and choose your own container. We can also move our loaded 20 foot containers from house to house or job site to job site, so you can focus on the things that matter most without wasting your time loading and unloading a mini-storage or moving truck.
What are the Dimensions of a 20 foot Container?
- Length: 20 feet
- Width: 8 feet
- Height: 8 feet 6 inches
- Weight: 4,900 pounds
*these weights and dimensions are typical, but some variance may occur.
Note that 20 foot containers actually come in two sizes: Standard-height and High Cube (one foot taller). High Cube 20’s are much more rare and typically only available as new containers.
New 20 foot Container
20 foot Container options:
- Double-door (cargo doors on each end)
- High-cube (one foot taller in height)
- New Container
- Used Container
- Modified Container
New 20 Foot Shipping Containers
A new 8×20 container from Simple Box comes equipped with a built-in lockbox, air-vents, and easy to open cargo doors. These new containers are often called “one-trip” or “single-use” because they have only made one trip across the ocean.
New 20′ containers typically come in light gray or tan, but we also get them in blue, green, white, or other custom colors. Our Modification Team and can also modify your new 20 foot container by adding roll-up doors, overhead lights, or anything else that makes your Box more useful or functional.
20 Standard containers have a height of 8 feet 6 inches outside, and 7 feet 8 inches inside. New containers are finished with light gray interior paint and thick plywood or bamboo flooring. There is a thick rubber door gaskets that seals inside and out to keep the container free of wind, water, and rodents.
New 20′ containers come in all colors, but the most popular colors are light gray or tan color. New 20 foot containers are often called “one-tripper” (because they have made just one trip across the ocean). They typically have little to no dings, dents, or rust on them.
Standard Containers have cargo doors on one end (two large swinging doors), and some containers can be special ordered as “double-doors” (cargo doors on both ends of the container). Basically all new 20 foot Containers have a built-in lock-box to conceal your padlock for extra security, or we can add an after-market lockbox for you.
New 20 foot Containers are the most popular size of Container in our fleet. Because of their popularity and abundance of uses, they generally provide the best overall value and price. New 20′ Container prices often vary depending on Condition of the Box and Location (distance to truck the Box). Typical New 20 ft Pricing in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho ranges from $3100-4300.
Used 20 Foot Shipping Containers
Used 20 foot shipping containers typically come in dark red, dark blue, or dark green, but we also get them in orange and brown from time to time. Our Modification Team can also modify your used 20 ft container by adding custom paint, doors, windows, electrical outlets, overhead lights, or anything else that makes your used 20 foot Shipping Container more useful or functional.
A used 20 foot shipping container from Simple Box is often 7 or more years old (usually ranging from 8-15 years old) and has already lived a good life as a productive member of society. A cargo-worthy container is completely wind and water-tight so your things will stay clean and dry. Used containers are sometimes called WWT “Wind and Watertight,” A-grade, H-grade, or guaranteed leak-proof, but we typically just stock cargo-worthy containers that could be re-certified to be shipped overseas if needed.
Like other standard-height containers, interior ceiling height is 7 feet 8 inches. Used containers feature light gray paint and thick plywood or plank flooring. Expect a used 20 foot container to have plenty of dings, dents, and scrapes on the inside walls and floor.
All used 20 foot Containers come with doors on one end of the container (two large cargo doors that swing open and closed). There is a thick rubber door gasket around the doors that helps to keep wind/water/rodents away. Due to wear and tear, some older used containers have stiffer doors and most do not have built-in lockboxes. We can add an after-market lockbox at your request.
How are 20 foot Containers Delivered?
Our delivery drivers are amazing! The video below gives an example of how a 20 foot container is typically delivered. We just need about 60 feet of room straight ahead and a fairly level surface. The driver will back into place, set one end of the container down, pull forward, and then set the other end down. It’s that simple!
Rent or Buy?
You don’t need to decide. We always give our customers the option to either rent or buy a container. Many people even start out by renting and switch to a purchase later on. Let us know your short-term and long-term plans, and we can help you weigh all of your options.
Can I choose my own Container?
Yes! One of the best things about being local is that you can physically choose your own container and meet the team that will be taking care of you. Plus, it feels good to know that your hard-earned dollars are staying right here in the community. We would love to have you visit one of our nearby locations to choose your Container and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Are there other Size Options?
If you need a different size of container, we also have other container sizes available, such as: