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Used Shipping & Storage Containers for Sale

Most Common Used Sea Cans For Sale

For your personal and business needs, the most common used containers for sale are our 20’ standard containers, 40’ standard containers, and 40’ high cube containers. However, the most popular used sea container to buy is our 20’ standard container due to its convenient size.

How Much Does a Used Shipping Container Cost?

Container Type Price
20 STD From $2250*
40 STD From $2450*
40 HC From $2450*

* Price varies by location. Please check our locations pages for pricing in your area.

If you want to buy a used shipping container, it is normal for prices to vary. A few factors impact the cost of a used sea can for sale. However, location usually plays a significant role in determining a used sea can price. Be sure to check which of our Coast Container locations is closest to your desired delivery address or location to find the best used sea can prices in your area.

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About Used Containers

It is common for used shipping containers to have been used for approximately 10-15 years for shipping freight and storing goods before they are inspected and added to our inventory at Coast Containers. Due to this reason, a used container for sale can be considered less aesthetically pleasing when compared to a new container which has only travelled once. At Coast Containers, we ensure that each used sea container for sale has been inspected for damages, and all of our used storage containers are guaranteed to be wind and watertight (WWT) and rodent-proof at the time of purchase. You can learn more about how long used sea cans have been used before making their way into our stock, as well as what, if any, issues they might have on our “Useful Tips” page for more information.


Our company has a high volume of used sea cans for sale in our inventory at each of our various locations across Canada. For this reason, we are able to keep the cost of used shipping containers low, making our prices highly competitive. Our used sea containers for sale are available in many different sizes, dimensions, types, colours and conditions. When you buy a used sea can, it is essential to remember that your desired delivery location can impact the quote you receive as well as the price of the used shipping container that you want to buy.


We have used shipping containers for sale across Canada. More specifically, Coast Containers has multiple facilities that are located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. This means that we are able to offer affordable prices and fast delivery times to our customers for any of our used containers. If there is a specific container that you want which is not on our website, feel free to contact us to see if we have it in stock. To buy a used sea can online, choose the closest location, send a request for your quote, and let us worry about the rest. If you have any questions, please reach out and contact us, and our representatives are happy to help answer your questions.

What Size Shipping Container Do I Need?

There are quite a few different dimensions to consider before you buy a used container. It can be hard to visualize the right container size that you need to store your possessions or for a project. To give you a better idea of what size is best for your needs, here is a brief description of what some of the most popular container sizes within the industry can hold.

10 ft Used Shipping Containers
A 10 ft container should be able to hold the contents of a studio or small one-bedroom apartment.
20 ft Used Shipping Containers
A 20 ft container can usually fit the contents of a one or two-bedroom apartment or townhome. Therefore, this is one of the most popular container sizes that we have for sale.
40 ft Used Shipping Containers
A 40 ft container can hold the contents of a two-three bedroom home, or it can hold larger equipment and items such as vehicles, ATVs, and snowmobiles. This container size is perfect for a container home or garage.
Different Types of Shipping Containers

Coast Containers has many different types of used shipping containers for sale. Below is a list of the most common types of used shipping containers available. We also have other types of used shipping containers for sale, although we may not have them all available online to order. Please contact us today if you need a container that is not on the list below, or if you can’t find it on our locations pages.

Dry Containers
Dry containers are the most common and popular kind of used containers to buy or rent. These are the steel containers with wooden floors. Dry containers can also be modified to the needs of the customer.
High Cube Containers
These containers are one foot taller than a standard shipping container. These are often used for cargo that requires extra height or for storing taller equipment like forklifts.
Refrigerated (Reefer) Shipping Containers
These containers are used to transport goods that require regulated temperatures. They are commonly used for foods, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. (Keep in mind they are designed to maintain temperature, not to pull product down to temperature like a freezer in a home!)
Double Door Containers
These used sea cans have container doors on each end. A double-door container makes it quick and easy to load and unload cargo. It is common to install a wall divider in this type of container since it is accessible on each end.
Open Side Containers
With a door on both the long and short sides, these used containers are great for storing and accessing longer items that are difficult to fit through the end door. These used shipping containers can also be used as showrooms, pop-up shops, or retail spaces.
Other Products
Coast Containers also has a wide range of new containers for sale in Canada. These shipping containers are often called one-trip shipping containers since they have travelled the one time from the factory to Coast Containers. In addition, we also sell container accessories such as locks, windows, doors, and vents, which can be installed and used for both new and used container modifications.

Used shipping containers are easy to transport and modify. It is common for containers to be used for much more than transporting cargo from one place to another. Many of our customers decide to alter their used sea can for personal or business use. For example, we have seen more people and small companies transform their used sea containers into home offices, pop-up shops, sheds, container homes, and garages. From single-family container houses and tiny container homes to portable site offices and stores, there are endless possibilities when you buy a used sea container.

Used sea cans are also bought, modified, and commonly used in many industries such as transportation, storage, industrial, construction, real estate and retail. In addition, many companies utilize shipping containers to store their inventory, equipment, cargo, goods, and supplies.

All of our used sea can modifications are custom and based on the specific needs and requirements for their intended use. If you need your used container to serve you beyond traditional shipping and storage needs, we can help you with some modifications. For example, some of the shipping container accessories available for sale on our online store include windows, doors, vents, locks, shelves, and divider walls. In addition, you can modify your container to optimize airflow, space, security, and usability for your specific needs. When you buy a used shipping container from us, be sure to let us know if you require any container modifications or accessories.

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