40 Foot Shipping Containers


Why choose a 40 foot Container?


More space


Lower cost per square foot


A 40' shipping container provides 320 square feet of convenient storage space for a good price

New 40 Foot Container Video Overview

What are the Dimensions of a 40 foot Container? 

40 foot containers actually come in two sizes: Standard and High Cube (one foot taller).

40 foot Shipping Container dimensions:

  • Length: 40 feet
  • Width: 8 feet
  • Height: 8 feet 6 inches
  • Weight: 8,200 pounds
    *note that these weights and dimensions are typical, but some variance may occur

40 foot High Cube Shipping Container dimensions:

  • Length: 40 feet
  • Width: 8 feet
  • Height: 9 feet, 6 inches
  • Weight: 8,600 pounds

Why buy a 40 foot Container from Simple Box?

Perhaps you have searched online for a 40 foot Shipping Container, you have seen them offered on ebay, Craigslist, and on other websites… but you want to be sure that you get the right container and you don’t get ripped off.

Simple Box offers 40 foot Containers for sale or rent in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. People choose to buy with us because we are local, professional, and kind.

Because we’re local, you can come choose the container that you like best.

Because we’re professional, you can trust that we will provide quality service, delivery, and even repair if needed.

Because we’re kind, we’ll treat you the way you’d like to be treated – with clear pricing and a commitment to service. 

Ready to get Simple Box? Contact us for a quote!

New 40 Foot Shipping Containers

New 40 ft Container

New 40′ containers often come in light gray or tan color. The nice thing about starting with a brand new Box is that since it has just made one trip across the ocean (called a “one-tripper” in the container industry), it typically has little to no dings, dents, or rust. New 40 foot containers are typically cleaner and have several years of cargo-worthy certification (they can be shipped overseas).

New 40 ft container inside

Standard container height is 8 feet 6 inches outside, allowing for Interior storage height of 7 feet 8 inches. New containers feature interior light gray paint and thick plywood flooring. Thick rubber door gaskets help keep the container free of wind, water, and rodents.

New 40 ft container doors

40 foot Standard Containers come with cargo doors on one end (two large doors that swing open and closed). Some containers come with cargo doors on both ends of the container, referred to as “double-doors” in the container industry. Most new 40 foot Shipping Containers also feature a lock-box to conceal your padlock for extra security.

You can usually expect New 40 foot Containers to cost 60-80% more than used 40 foot Containers. Container prices may vary depending on Condition of the Box and Location (distance to truck the Box). Typical New 40 ft Pricing in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho can range from $4400-6400.


Used 40 Foot Shipping Containers

Used 40 ft Container exterior

Our used 40 foot containers typically come in dark red, blue, or green color. All of our 40 ft Containers are available in both standard height (8′ 6″) or “High Cube” (one foot taller at 9′ 6″). Because these containers have made many trips across the ocean, roadways, and railways, expect them to have plenty of dings, dents, and scratches. Some used containers can be re-certified for shipping overseas (called “Cargo-worthy” in the container industry), but must be surveyed and certified cargo-worthy prior to purchase.

Used 40 ft shipping container

Like other containers, interior ceiling height is 7 feet 8 inches, with High-cube containers offering an extra foot of ceiling height inside. Used containers feature light gray paint and thick plywood or plank flooring. Expect plenty of dings, dents, and scrapes on the inside of a used 40 foot Container. 

Used 40 ft Shipping Container doors

40 foot Used Containers come with cargo doors on one end (two large doors that swing open and closed). Many of these containers are 8-15 years old and have been used to transport goods across the country and around the world for years. The thick rubber door gasket helps keep wind, water, and rodents out. Due to wear and tear, some older used containers have stiffer doors and most do not have built-in lockboxes.

Used 40 foot Containers are often the best storage price per square foot value around. Although Used 40 foot Container prices vary depending on Condition, Age, and Location, used 40 ft Pricing in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho can range from $2800-5200.


How Containers Are Delivered

How are 40 foot Containers Delivered?

Our expert delivery drivers can deliver your 40 foot container right where you need it, when you need it, so you can rest easy knowing that your goods are stored inside a secure and dry storage space.

Rent or buy?

At Simple Box, we give our customers the option to rent or buy a container, and you can even start out by renting and switch to a purchase later one. We provide 40 foot portable storage with local service at a great price so you can focus on the things that matter most and the work you do best.

Can I choose my own container?

Unlike most of our competitors, we’re local! You can visit us at a location near you to choose your own Container, or give us a call and we’ll deliver a container right to you!

Are there other size options?

If you need a different size of container, we also have other container sizes available, such as:

  • 20 foot containers
  • 10 foot containers
  • 45 foot High cube containers
  • Refrigerated reefer containers
  • We can also help you modify your Box into a portable office, container workshop, or container house. At Simple Box, you always have options!


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