The Container People

Storage Company in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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The Container People

The purpose of The Container People is simple - to supply whatever the customer needs, in terms of container type, quantity or urgency. We're here to ensure that our customers are completely satisfied - we're focused on your success. We have 14 strategically placed locations between the Solent and the Forth, with approximately 2000 used and new-build containers in stock waiting to serve your requirements.



Our exclusive factory-to-front-door service. The factory is in China. The front door is wherever you are. The service was pioneered by us and is implemented just by Maersk, the world's largest container shipping line, and their UK logistics partner, Pentalver.

This means unbeatably fast delivery of your order, unlimited stocks, assured quality and significant savings. Here's how our exclusive service works...Our containers are built in China to the highest specifications expressly for Maersk, who import them to the UK filled with one-way cargo. Once this is discharged, Pentalver inspects the containers to ensure they are in ex-factory condition before distribution.

They are classed as "newbuild" and conform to international standards such as ISO, UIC, TIR and CSC. All Pentalver containers are domesticated and classified for home use with HMRC.

Significant savings: The containers have worked their passage by carrying cargo for Maersk and been handled by Pentalver - just one organisation throughout. So the supply chain couldn't be simpler. This results in significant savings which we pass on to our customers. Maersk builds these containers in batches of 3,000. That means we always have stocks available for immediate delivery - a factory to front door service unique to Container Sales (UK) Ltd.


A used container obviously offers a cost-saving compared with newbuild, but, as with any second-hand item, you need to be sure it will continue fully to serve its purpose for a worthwhile length of time. We take seriously the responsibility to provide you with the reassurance you need.

All our used containers are thoroughly inspected by our own highly experienced team and guaranteed to be structurally sound, watertight and suitable for use as secure storage units. For export purposes, we can recertify them with valid CSC (Container Safety Convention).

If they are to be converted to lead a new life, for example, like shops, classrooms, offices, cafes or workshops, they are also playing an environmentally friendly role. Having fulfilled their original transportation purpose, they are being cost-effectively recycled.


Offshore Storage Containers are used for storing equipment, tools and other items used in the offshore oil and gas industry. They are designed to unique and rigorous standards - Lloyds and DNV appraisals, as well as all relevant offshore standards and specifications including DNV 2.7-1 and EN12079. This ensures they can be lifted in open water, such as from ship to roil rig, as well as being able to withstand extreme variations in temperature.

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The Container People
Office: Sunderland
0191 565 0111
Address: Brussels Road, Pallion West Industrial Estate, Sunderland, SR4 6SJ
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