Shipping Container Hire: Your Questions Answered


Can I hire or rent a shipping container for storage?

Anybody can hire a shipping container! In addition to hiring out shipping containers to the construction, mining, rail, energy and shipping industries, Highway Logistics also hire to the general public and SMEs.

Hiring or renting a shipping container can be a quick, efficient and cost-effective alternative to buying, especially if you only need it for a short time. Because with us, you don’t have to worry about anything, as everything is taken care of – delivery, removal and maintenance.

Need a container for a short period while you renovate or move house? Give us a call. Secure temporary storage solution required while you spend a year or two overseas? We have long-term basis leases available too. Running out of cool room space or site storage? Hiring a refrigerated container may be just the answer.

Need to transport goods, large items or machinery by road or rail? Our containers for rent are expertly maintained and will keep your cargo secure and safe whilst in transit. So whether you need just one shipping container or a hundred, Highway Logistics can arrange everything from delivery to removal, without any hassle.

You can hire or rent a shipping container for storage. They are perfect for both long-term and temporary storage purposes – whether you need a shipping container for hours, days, weeks or months.

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UK Shipping Containers To Hire

Highway Logistics have containers available for short and long-term shipping container hire. We understand buying a container can put a strain on the cash flow of a small business and the purchase cost may make buying a container impossible for individuals. 

Renting (aka Leasing or Hiring) a storage container instead of buying enables you to spread the cost, avoiding the initial outlay required to buy the container – freeing up funds for an alternative investment, while you still gain all the benefits of using the container.

Container hire is ideal for those requiring a container for a short period of time, it’s a cost-effective option if you’re looking for a storage solution.

Shipping containers provide a secure and straightforward storage solution for a wide range of industries including on construction sites, in retail, education, sports clubs, oil and gas, manufacturing, and local government.

How to rent a shipping container from us

Our most popular sizes to rent are standard 20ft and 40ft containers. We can also offer 10ft and 30ft’s when a particular sized unit is required, maybe you only need a small amount of storage, or only have a small location to store the container.

Container Hire: Delivery and collection

We deliver our rental units via HIAB nationwide. When you rent a container from us, we’ll deliver your container direct to your location (we also come back and pick up the container when you’re finished with it).

Our delivery team will offload the container where you need it, so you don’t need to worry about being able to lift/move the container.

Container hire service: Give us a call on 0333 006 3009 to get started!

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What condition will the storage containers be in?

Our fleet of rental containers are in good condition and are inspected between customers to ensure the units remain both wind and watertight, that all the rubber seals remain intact and are working correctly. 

We want our customers to be pleased with our hire service – so we don’t rent out containers that we don’t believe you’ll be happy to receive.

What if I don’t know how long I will need to rent the container for?

You can keep your container for as long as you need it (provided you keep up with the rental payments).

When you’re finished with the container simply contact our team and we’ll arrange for the empty unit(s) to be collected.

Most of our customers are lease containers from us to facilitate other works, for example for storage during building work – we understand that timescales on projects such as this may slip or need to be extended, so we’re flexible on the duration of our shipping container lease agreements.

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What size container can I rent?

We typically offer rental hire containers in 10ft, 20ft, 30ft, and 40ft lengths.

If you require something different please get in touch with our team and we’ll see if another size unit is available for you.

How much does renting a container cost?

Rental costs depend on two things, your location (this affects delivery costs) and the type of container you want.

Rental costs start at around £10 per week, for a good condition secure container.

Get in touch (details below!) for more information on containers for hire, storage containers, container hire, hire containers and containers for hire.

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