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40ft Shipping Containers

A 40ft shipping container from Royal Wolf for hire or sale offers a strong and secure storage solution ideal for a variety of applications. Retailers & manufacturers use 40ft shipping containers for storing excess stock, farmers store farm equipment, businesses store archive files & individuals store personal items including furniture, cars, bikes & just about anything else.

Originally designed to ensure long journeys at sea, a 40ft shipping container is resistant to wind, water & vermin offering durable, strong & secure storage space. Royal Wolf stock a range of 40ft shipping containers to suit varying budgets & needs. Customers can choose from new, used or refurbished units with storage containers available for hire & sale making Royal Wolf the number choice for temporary or permanent storage solutions.

For 40ft shipping container dimensions, container weight etc., see the specifications tab below. Royal Wolf offer 40ft container hire options, and units for sale.

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Wind, water and vermin proof, Royal Wolf 20ft and 40ft shipping containers will safely and securely store all your excess personal and business items. Constructed from heavy grade corrosion resistant steel, they are easy to install, fully lockable, entirely portable and versatile for many applications. With a wide range of customisation options available including lighting, ventilation, shelving and more, Royal Wolf containers are also the contemporary way to add extra leisure space to enhance your lifestyle at home.


Dimensions of 40ft general purpose Shipping Container

External   Internal  
Length 12.19m Length 12.03m
Width 2.44m Width 2.35m
Height 2.59m Height 2.39m
Weight 3,660kg Weight 3,660kg
Cubic Capacity 67.7m3    

Dimensions of 40ft High Cube Shipping Container

External   Internal  
Length 12.19m Length 12.03m
Width 2.44m Width 2.35m
Height 2.90m Height 2.70m
Weight 3,890kg Weight 3,890kg
Cubic Capacity 76.4m3    


Ideal for storing personal effects, business documents, sporting equipment, tools, machinery and just about anything else, Royal Wolf can provide the answer to all of your storage needs.

Delivery Instructions


The side loader truck delivers the container by picking it up from the trucks tray at each end of the unit and lowering it onto the site directly next to the trucks’ tray. This method is ideal for delivery of containers that need to fit into constricted spaces. It is important to consider which way the container should be loaded onto the truck as it can only be unloaded from the right hand (drivers’) side.

  • 6m Side Loader Clearance Requirements:
  • Height – 4.5m (15ft)
  • Width – 6m (20ft)
  • Length – 10m (33ft)
  • 12m Side Loader Clearance Requirements:
  • Height – 4.5m (15ft)
  • Width – 6m (20ft)
  • Length – 16m (53ft)


This delivery method is used when neither a tilt tray or side loader truck can access the site. Crane truck delivery allows for containers to be delivered over obstructions such as fences.

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