Container Storage – A Guide To Storage Containers

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Lack of storage space? Container storage is an easy and convenient way to get the extra storage space you need on your own property.

These watertight shipping containers are ideal for dry storage and can be quickly delivered to you or your business anywhere in the UK. Using our HIAB crane mounted lorries, we can take care of the unloading and positioning of your container to your exact requirements.

We stock a wide range of storage container sizes for both sale and hire. Contact Highway Logistics for a competitive container storage quote today.

What is a storage container?

An intermodal container, often called a shipping container, is a large standardised shipping container, designed and built for intermodal freight transport, meaning these containers can be used across different modes of transport – from ship to rail to truck – without unloading and reloading their cargo.  Each of the eight corners of a container has an essential twist lock fitting for hoisting, stacking, and securing. They are great for transportation but can be used to securely store items for any period of time.

How big is a storage container?

The size of storage containers vary slightly from manufacturer to manufacturer, but must stay within the tolerances dictated by the industry standard. Shipping containers come in a variety of sizes; usually 10ft, 20ft and 40ft in length – 8ft wide and 8.6ft high. This makes them great for storage as they will fit a large variety of items inside.

How much is it to rent a storage container?

Highway Logistics can offer shipping containers for hire or rent. We have 20ft, 40ft shipping containers and storage containers for static storage. 

Whatever your temporary storage requirements, we stock a selection of standard sized storage containers available for hire. Whether it’s for commercial use such as site accommodation & container offices or domestic use, container hire is a cost-effective solution for a wide variety of projects. No matter what your storage requirements, our container hire service can help. With options available for long or short-term lease, and new and used storage containers for rent, you are given full flexibility over your storage solution.

We hire out containers to various business sectors including shop fitters, construction sites, retail and education. We also hold stock of all standard sized shipping containers at our depot. With Highway Logistics, you’ll have a wide variety of shipping containers available to rent, including 20ft containers, refrigerated container conversions and 40 ft container high cube alternatives.

Get in touch with Highway Logistics, we will be able to provide a very competitive hire price for your shipping container hire needs.

How much does a storage container cost?

Looking to purchase a storage container? Get in touch with our team and we can provide you with a quote to buy a shipping container.

looking for Shipping Container Transport?

Highway Logistics can safely transport a shipping container for you, with or without the use of a HIAB truck. Shipping container moving and hire in the North East of England.

Standard Moving

A standard container moving truck with a skeletal trailer will move your container, which can carry a combination of one 40′ container or two 20′ containers or a single 20′ container. You would be responsible for the off loading of on delivery. This is the cheapest method (per mile) to move a shipping container. This is also the best option if you are able to safely lift the container off the truck yourselves (if the container is to be left at the site) or if you can safely load the container whilst it sits on the back of the truck (in a few hours) before the container is then taken directly to a port or container terminal which is equipped to lift off the shipping container. Ordinarily the driver will wait with the truck whilst you load the container and they will drive direct to port (or final destination) once loaded.

HIAB Lorry Moving

HIAB crane equipped vehicle is used to deliver and lift off your shipping container. These have a single crane arm. They are more expensive per mile to run that a truck without a crane attached but they are generally much cheaper than arranging a separate crane to to lift off your container. These hiab trucks have a single delivery arm and typically want to deliver the shipping container to either side of the truck.

What Is The Cost To Move A Container?

We operate within an industry where overheads are high (think expensive trucks and equipment, highly trained crane operators, road tax and rising fuel cost). Factors that influence shipping container transport costs include: 

  • The distance and time to transport the container
  • The types of vehicles which are required to lift or move the container
  • The flexibility available to get the job done

What you get in the price:

  • Highly trained drivers and crane operatives
  • Quality, up to date lifting equipment
  • Planning and tracking of jobs
  • Comprehensive Goods in Transit Insurance 

Choose Highway Logistics For Container Storage

No matter what your storage requirements, our container services can help. With options available for long or short-term lease, and new and used storage containers for rent or purchase, you are given full flexibility over your storage solution. We asses every enquiry and job individually based on your needs, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a quote.


We are accredited by CHAS, the industry-leading contractor health & safety certification in the UK. You can view our certificate here.

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