A 40 ft Refrigerated Shipping Container can keep your inventory cool and protected from the elements

40-ft "Working Reefer" Container for Sale

A 40-foot Refrigerated Shipping Container has thick insulation and a cooling unit installed. This container is Ideal for Fisheries, Farms, Dairies, or other Food storage applications. 

40-foot High Cube Refrigerated Container

Starting at $5850-7950
  • Exterior Height: 9'-6"
  • Exterior Width: 8'-0"
  • Exterior Length: 40'-0"
  • Interior Height: 8'-4"
  • Interior Width: 7'-7"
  • Interior Length: 39'-2"
  • Empty Weight: 8,600 lbs.

Container Cargo Doors

The 40-foot Refrigerated Shipping Container doors have a thick rubber gasket and seal up very tight to prevent air leaks.

Cargo Doors on 40 foot Reefer Container

Container Exterior Walls

The exterior walls of a 40-foot Refrigerated Shipping Container are made of smooth metal (not corrugated) covering an insulated frame.

Exterior of refrigerated shipping container

Container Interior

The interior walls of a 40-foot Refrigerated Shipping Container are insulated with thick 4″ closed-cell foam (R-value = 28+) and lined with stainless steel sheeting.

Interior of 40 foot Reefer Container

Roof and Floor

The floors of a 40-foot Refrigerated Shipping Container are a raised T-grid floor to maximize circulation. 

T Bar flooring of 40 foot Reefer Container

Container Condition Notes

A working 40-foot Refrigerated Container is often a used container with a working Carrier Thinline refrigeration unit that has been “pre-tripped.” So it is fully operational, although it has had many hours of use and has made many trips around the world. Because it is used, it is sold as-is, where-is, with no warranty or claims of it’s life expectancy.

Exterior of 40 foot Reefer Container


All Reefer Containers are manufactured to have a high level of insulation and to be as air-tight as possible so that a cooling unit can maintain the desired temperature (freezing or cooling) as efficiently as possible. Unlike a house or building, they seal up very tight.​

The container is designed to hold deep frozen, frozen and chilled cargo in the range -25C to +25C with external temperatures ranging from -40C to +50C and is suitable to be subjected to severe thermal shock. The combination of thick Polystyrene Foam Insulation and Air-tight door seals ensures optimum insulation.​

Always check with your local Electrician or Refrigeration specialist prior to ordering. 220v three phase power is common for these units, but power requirements may vary by container or by location. 

We can install a Lockbox on the Cargo doors of your Refrigerated Cargo Container to prevent a padlock from being tampered with.​

We sometimes offer “non-working” Reefer Containers that provide excellent insulation, without the refrigeration unit. We can ​also install Spray Foam insulation or provide 2×4 framing and either fiberglass batts or rigid insulation.

We have container depot locations in the following states:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Why Choose a 40-foot Refrigerated Shipping Container?


40-feet of insulated space, delivered right where you need it, when you need it.


Weathertight Storage at your location. Add a lockbox for added Security.


Gain quality storage space for way lower cost than typical construction methods.

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