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Do you require a 10ft container?

3J Services Ltd provide new and used 8ft, 10ft, 12ft, 20ft and 40ft shipping containers, for sale or hire nationwide. Our portable cabins, modular buildings, flat pack units and steel containers can be fabricated to any specification. We also undertake container site works, repairs and modifications.

Call us today on 0330 321 3380 or complete our quick enquiry form for a competitive quotation.


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10ft or 3 metre containers are the smallest units we supply as standard, new 10ft containers are often not suitable for shipping (although, we can supply them as an ISO container so please do let us know if you need a 10ft shipping container!), used 10ft containers are often cut down from larger units and repainted and fitted with a security lockbox prior to dispatch. 10ft containers are ideal as a little extra storage to sit on your front drive, small plant rooms, storage units for schools and colleges, extra storage on your office car park and much more! 

10fts are not used for shipping. If they are new, they usually come over from China in ‘sets’ with smaller new containers inside, they are therefore rarely filled with cargo – these kinds of containers would still have weight ratings and ISO corner castings to the top and bottom of the units, however, they can be quite difficult to come by. It is as likely, if not more likely, that a new 10ft container would have started it’s life as a 20ft or 40ft ISO container. It would then be cut down and new doors / ends put onto the container to make a 10ft.

New containers are sometimes known as ‘one-way’ or ‘once shipped’ containers.

It is unusual to come across used 10ft ‘original’ containers, more often, they would be cut down from larger 20ft and 40ft containers. As part of this process, they are fitted with fabricated ‘flat panel’ doors and new ends (or both!). They are then fitted with a security lockbox and re-painted prior to despatch. You could go on to say, the donor 20ft or 40ft container would have been owned for a number of years by a shipping line

10ft containers can also come as high cube containers. 10fts are built specially and have an extra 1ft in height, therefore, as oppose to the usual 8ft 6ins external height of a standard shipping container, these units are 9ft 6ins externally. 

Do you have plenty of space? 10ft containers often cost as much, if not a little more, than 20ft containers. Therefore, if space is not an issue, we strongly recommend purchasing a 20ft container which represents much better value for money, even the haulage price would be the same for double the unit!

Remember that 3J Services can tailor your container so that it suits your container needs perfectly, we recommend a high security lockbox and padlock as standard, however, just let us know if any of these items may be useful:


Sizes provided are nominal and vary slightly between manufacturers and specifications.

Max.Gross Weight10160KG
​Tare Weight1300KG / 3020lbs
​Payload 8860KG / 21780lbs
​Cubic Capacity ​15.9 cu.m / 551 cu.ft
External Length2991mm / 9' 9.8"
​External Width 2438mm / 8'
​External Height2591mm / 8' 6"
Internal Length2831mm / 9' 3.4"
Internal Width2350mm / 7' 8.3"
Internal Height2390mm / 7' 10.2"
Door Opening Width2342mm / 7' 7.7"
​Door Opening Height2280mm / 7' 5.8"
Forklift PocketVaries

We have over 70 combined years experience in the container industry, with a focus on excellent customer service. We have worked with our suppliers and hauliers for many years and they too understand the quality of service we expect.

Contact us today on 0330 321 3380 for a competitive quotation or complete our quick enquiry online form and find out more.

We have over 70 combined years experience in the container industry, we will give you the expert advice and service you need. We take care of your storage needs, guiding you through the sales process and ensuring that your delivery is completed efficiently by one of our haulage experts.