Used Shipping Containers

Are you in the market for a shipping container and unsure where to start?

Our suggestion is simple: choose used.

Much like purchasing a secondhand car, used shipping containers arrive with some scrapes and scuffs but still fulfil their need at a fraction of the cost.

At RS French, we never scrap a container – we believe there is always a suitable application no matter the condition. Our consultative approach will ensure we locate the best option for you.

What can you use a used shipping container for?

A used shipping container is the perfect blank canvas and is suitable for many applications.

Here are just a handful of ways you can give your used container a new lease of life:

  • Secure storage unit
  • Work site office
  • Secure tool store
  • Playground equipment store
  • Living space
  • Restaurant or café

What to expect from a used shipping container for?

Our used shipping containers will likely arrive with some scrapes and dents.

Some of our containers, such as our ex-shipping lines, have enjoyed a previous life on the high seas – spending up to ten years toing and froing – so you can expect a few bumps and bruises.

Embellishment defects aside, a used container still provides a weatherproof and watertight solution and the same level of ISO compliance as you’d expect from a brand new container.

All of our used containers feature:

  • Cor-Ten Steel construction
  • Hinged ISO-compliant double doors
  • Two locking bars per door
  • 28mm Marine ply floor on steel-cross members
Hanjin container

What’s a custom used shipping container?

Shipping containers come in different shapes and sizes, but not always will they match the exact specification you’re seeking.

That’s where a custom used shipping container comes into play. Put simply, we cut down and configure the container to meet your size requirement.

All of our custom used containers feature the exact specifications listed above, plus we’ll give it a fresh lick of paint in a colour of your choice to kickstart its new life.


Why choose RS French?

With well over thirty years of experience, there are very few hurdles we’ve failed to overcome and orders we’ve been unable to fulfil.

Our helpful, expert team is always on hand to support you from initial enquiry to delivery and installation. Why not say hello today – we’d love to hear from you.

Unlike others, we handle absolutely everything in-house. Keeping all processes under a single roof means we can provide you with the most bespoke experience, ensuring you walk away with the exact used container for your requirement.

What are your next steps?

Get in touch with our helpful team. They can help map your options and pair you with the most suitable container. Just complete this simple form, and we’ll get back to you shortly.

Prefer to talk over the phone? No problem. Call us direct on 01227 752 101.

Want to see us for yourself? Visit our manufacturing facility in Waterham, Faversham; just a stone’s throw away from Kent’s A299.