All American Metals offers the largest selection of high-quality new and used 20-foot refrigerated shipping containers, available for immediate sale and next-business-day delivery.


20 FT Long, 8 FT Wide, 8.5 FT High (external dimension) Guaranteed Wind and Watertight
Constructed from High-Quality cor-ten steel Sold in New & Used Condition
Customization work available upon request External colour may vary
Available for Delivery to all countries globally Fitted with a secure padlock lock-box as standard

All American Metals 20-foot refrigerated shipping containers (also referred to as 20-foot reefers) have factory-installed refrigeration units that provide the coldest temperatures and lowest humidity of all available shipping container options. They protect food, chemicals, paper, and more from heat, mold, and condensation. Our 20-foot refrigerated shipping containers are versatile and easy to load, access, and handle.

All American Metals offers refrigerated shipping containers, insulated (non-working reefer) containers, and standard containers modified with insulation. It’s important to know the difference when selecting an insulated container solution.


  • container size

    Exterior Interior Door Capacity
    Length: 20ft. Length: 19ft. 4in. Width: 7ft. 8in. Gross: 66,139 lbs
    Width: 8ft. Width: 7ft. 8in. Height: 7ft. 6in. Payload: 61,289 lbs
    Height: 8ft. 6in Height: 7ft. 10in.   Tare Weight: 4,850 lbs
  • Airtight (no venting)
  • Fully insulated on all sides
  • Interior temperatures as low as -10° F
  • Low interior humidity
  • Constructed with stainless steel and aluminum
  • Weatherproof design
  • Watertight construction
  • Ground-level entry
  • Containers are 30-ton-rated
  • Securely closing cargo doors
  • Forklift pockets
  • Three phase electric that requires 440 V connection
  • Delivery available via tilt-bed or flatbed trailer, or by chassis. Note: delivery by flatbed or chassis requires a crane or forklift on site


20ft containers are one of the two industry standard sizes, because of this, they are often the most cost-effective option when looking for a used container. 20ft Used Shipping Containers are amongst the cheapest shipping containers you can buy. We always have extensive stocks, available for delivery world wide (or you can collect from our depots). Second-hand 20 foots are one of our most popular product as they offer superb cost per square foot storage and are great for conversion projects.



Our New & Used Shipping Containers are manufactured using high quality cor-ten steel, which is designed to stand up to the harsh rigours of sea conditions. We would expect a properly maintained used container to last you in excess of 15 years from the date of purchase from us. Our second-hand shipping containers are typically 10 – 15 years old from date of manufacture, the double doors will be fully operational and the door seals fully intact to prevent any water ingress. Flooring is formed from 27mm hardwood.

Each container is usually picked from the depot on a ‘next from stack’ basis, so the external paint colour of each unit will vary. If you require your used container for shipping overseas, we can update the details on the CSC plate. Please advise us if this is a requirement when ordering. All dimensions stated above are to the closest may be different in each container.



To improve the security of all our New & Used Container we can provide your container with a slimline lockbox. We weld the steel box onto the double doors to create a protective shroud over a padlock making it less tamper-proof. There are also high security padlocks available that partner the lockboxes.

Are the shipping containers new or used?

All American Metals sells both new and used containers. New containers come direct from the factory, as one-trip units, meaning they have only been used to carry freight once. Used containers are available in a range of conditions. All American Metals categorizes containers into four classifications.

What materials make up a shipping container?

New ISO containers are constructed of steel with marine-grade plywood flooring.

What are the most common shipping container uses?

Container uses include weather-tight storage, overseas shipping, portable offices and restrooms, modular buildings, machinery and equipment storage, military command centers, hunting shelters, and much more. For more popular modifications, view our shipping container modifications and customization options.