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10ft Shipping Container

10ft Shipping Container

10ft shipping containers, also referred to as mini shipping containers, are the ideal storage solution when space is limited within our range of shipping containers. These smaller units are commonly used for the safe onsite storage of furniture, equipment, parts and accessories.

Key Features

  • Wind and watertight
  • Pest and vermin proof
  • Wooden floors
  • Lashing points at the floor and ceiling to secure your goods
  • Secure and lockable via our lockbox system
  • Approx 2.9m L x 2.5m W x 2.6m H (GP) or 2.9m H (HC)
  • Internal Capacity 16m3

Product Details

SCF’s 10ft shipping containers are built from weathering carbon steel with superior fittings. Unlike lower quality substitution storage boxes which are made of cheap wood and covered with a flimsy weatherproof resistant material, these containers will keep your valuables safe inside, while the rain, wind and vermin stay outside, where they belong.

As a perfect alternative to a garden shed or garage, these units are the ideal storage solution for a range of items including but not limited to furniture, tools, automotive parts, clothes, excess stock, files and gardening equipment. Need to move it? No problems. These containers have forklift pockets or can be craned into a different position on site.

SCF also produce a high cube variant, which has an extra foot in the ceiling height giving it increased storage capacity.


A range of options are available for the 10ft shipping container.

  • Lockbox for added security

  • Steel floor

  • GPS tracking system

  • Transport/Shipping Certifications

  • High Cube - additional height and cubic capacity

  • Variety of Container Grades available - New or Used

  • Ask us about container modifications including shelving, power and lighting

We sell 10ft & mini shipping containers

We have competitively priced new & used 10ft shipping containers, in a range of grades available for sale, so can cater to your budget – you get to choose.

Depending on the grade, our containers are water tight, windproof and impervious to pests and vermin. All of our containers for sale feature floor and ceiling lashing points for fastening your goods.

See our Shipping Containers Buyer's Guide to get a better understanding of the options available.

Hire a mini shipping container

If you don't need to keep or modify a container, you should consider hiring a mini shipping container instead. It is a much cheaper option than buying, and you will have access to the newest units in the fleet.

Remember that hiring shipping containers is an operating cost and can be tax deductible. With a minimum contract term of 31 days, hiring is often a better solution than buying containers.

Still unsure what's best for you? Check out our guide, Should I hire or buy a shipping container?

10ft Shipping Container Dimensions

10ft containers are available in two sizes, General Purpose and High Cube. The High Cube is 1 foot higher than a General Purpose container.


Specifications may vary

The cubic capacity of a 10ft shipping container is 16m3.

General Purpose

Length (mm) 2,831
Width (mm) 2,350
Height (mm) 2,390
Length (mm) 2,991
Width (mm) 2,438
Height (mm) 2,591
Tare (kg) 1,300
Payload (kg) 8,860
MGW (kg) 10,160

High Cube

The cubic capacity of a 10ft high cube shipping container is 18m3.

Length (mm) 2,840
Width (mm) 2,350
Height (mm) 2,698
Length (mm) 2,991
Width (mm) 2,438
Height (mm) 2,896
Tare (kg) 1,350
Payload (kg) 10,000
MGW (kg) 11,350

10ft Shipping Container

How is this container delivered?

We aim to make your container delivery on site as smooth as possible. Please notify us when getting a container quote if there are any obstructions like power lines near where you plan to place your container or if access for a truck is likely to be tricky. 

Also, please make sure that the area the truck will need to access is clear and that any loved pets and children are somewhere safe.

Delivery on site can be made using the following methods.

SCF Shipping Containers - Delivery Method - Tilt Tray

Tilt Tray

Tilt tray delivers a container off the back of the truck. Similar to a tow truck, the tray is mechanically lowered at an angle, and the container is slid off, with the truck moving forward at slow speed. This is the most common delivery method used for containers. Tilt trays are not suitable for sites with overhead power lines as the container height increases significantly when tilted.

SCF Shipping Containers - Delivery Method - Hiab Crane

Hiab Crane

Hiab cranes lift containers from a mechanism located behind the truck's cabin. This is used when there is limited space for a side loader or tilt tray. Using a crane means the container is easily positioned at an angle or up on a raised area. It can also be used to place containers over a fence or other obstacles.

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