Useful information when renting a container

container accessories & modifications, delivery, site access, collection...

Useful information when renting a container

A Quick Container Checklist

We can only give you a specific price for your proposed rental when we have discussed it with you so please do not hesitate to contact us with your requirements. Call our rentals team on 08000 320 030.

Accessories & Modifications

We have a full range of accessories that we can fit/provide as part of the rental agreement including ramps, shelving, painting in your specific colour/livery etc. Please contact us for pricing options.


We deliver and collect our containers using self-loading trucks driven by CPCS Card Holder drivers who are compliant with Working at Height regulations.  The containers are stored at depots across the UK so that we can minimise delivery times and costs.  Our charging for delivery is principally based on the distance from our nearest depot, however please bear in mind that there might be site-specific variations that will affect the choice of truck or the amount of time needed.

Site Access Requirements

To ensure a safe delivery for your chosen container we need to be sure that your chosen site meets certain criteria.  Details can be found with the technical specification for your container choice.  If you are unsure about any aspect of site access, then just give us a Freephone call on 08000 320 030 to discuss.  If needed, we can provide a full site survey service.



We will collect the container from your site within three working days of you notifying us that you’ve finished with it.  As you can imagine, we’d like it to be in a good and clean condition please.  The collection service is priced on the same basis as delivery (above).


If you still have any concerns about renting a shipping container for your business or domestic needs, then why not check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.  Or better still … call our Freephone number 08000 320 030 for a no-obligation chat.

Payment Terms

Our standard terms of business are that we require the delivery charge and a deposit of 4 weeks rental charge in advance of the delivery. Thereafter we invoice the rental fees monthly in arrears.  VAT is payable on all rental and delivery charges.

We are able to offer damage protection insurance covering most types of damage to the containers whilst on rent from GVCT. We will need details on where the container is to be located and details of what good are being stored in the container and we will then be able to confirm the costs to you.