Close this search box.

Shipping Containers For Sale Houston, TX

Houston continues to grow in size and is the fourth-largest city in the country and the largest city in Texas overall with over 6.7 million residents. The Port of Houston is supported by its extensive network of both railroad freight routes and interstate highway system that makes Houston a hub for container shipping throughout the United States. Container Sales Group’s storage facility is located in Houston, making it super convenient for picking up your shipping container or having it professionally delivered.

Popular Shipping Container Uses in Houston

Shipping containers have always been used for ocean export & storage, but over the last 15 years, they have been extremely popular for building purposes throughout the Houston area.  Steel containers are great for creating and building various retail, business, and homes throughout the city of Houston. The reason shipping containers are so popular is that they are affordable, durable, and highly secure.  Here are some additional container ideas

Houston is also one of the best locations for businesses and residents to relocate to.  Shipping containers can provide businesses with an affordable option for a portable retail kiosk or to be used as an office location.  Residents also love the idea of using shipping containers to build a home, garage, or to expand their storage space.

Stacked shipping containers to create a home

Benefits Of Building with Shipping Containers in Houston

Shipping containers are made with strong Cor-Ton steel, which makes them a good option for the construction of homes and buildings. The prices of the custom-built shipping container homes range from $50,000 to $500,000 depending on the features that are important to you. Repurposed shipping container homes are more environmentally friendly, allowing you to re-use materials that may eventually end up in a landfill.

Sizes of Containers for Sale in Houston, TX

Container Sales Group offers a variety of container sizes depending on your needs. 20- and 40-ft. containers are available to buy both new and used. Looking for containers to build a space for your home or business? Read our guide on shipping container uses.

20ft. Shipping Containers:
20ft. containers are the most commonly used size. If you are looking to transport heavy cargo like machinery or raw materials, this may be the right container size for you.

40ft. Shipping Containers:
40ft. containers are, unsurprisingly, best for transporting bulkier items that may not fit into 20ft. containers, including furniture, vehicles, or large clothing shipments.

40ft. High Cube Containers:
If you need even more space than is offered by a standard 40ft. container, consider a 40ft. high cube, which offers an extra foot of vertical space compared to the 40ft. standard.

Buy Shipping Containers in Houston, TX

Container Sales Group is Houston’s leading supplier of in stock New & Used shipping containers. We partner directly with the steamship lines to offer our customers the highest quality container at the most competitive prices in Houston. 

Our 20 ft. & 40 ft. shipping containers are available in standard, high cube, open side, open top, double doors both ends and open top options. Click below to request a quote or call us at (708) 639-4783. and a member of our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have on container needs or pricing. Not sure what you need yet? Learn more about some of the container types we offer below.

We Sell New and Used Shipping Containers for Sale in Houston, TX

Read Our Reviews



Why Houston Buys From Container Sales Group

Since 1998, as a wholesaler of new, used & specialized shipping containers in Houston, Container Sales Group offers quality products at competitive pricing. We have sold to many F500 businesses, schools, builders, farmers, freight forwarders, and residential customers with industry-leading customer service. See our Google reviews »

Delivery Options in Houston

Tilt Body Truck

Container Sales Group uses a tilt body truck (also known as a roll-off truck) for delivering shipping containers less than 200 miles.  The bed of this truck will hydraulicly lift behind the truck cab at an angle to let the container slide off with ease as the truck pulls forward.  This means that the driver will arrive on-site and set the container on the ground with no additional equipment.

Flatbed Truck

For long delivery distances over 200 miles, Container Sales Group uses a flatbed truck or step-deck trailer which are typically the most available and affordable transportation method.  20 & 40ft Standard (8’ 6” high) containers are loaded on a flatbed truck, tightly secured, and driven to the delivery site.  Any High Cube (9’ 6” high) shipping containers must be delivered on a Step-Deck Trailer, because of highway height restrictions.  The only downside to a flatbed or step-deck truck is it requires a forklift or crane operator to remove the shipping container from the truck at the delivery site.

We Deliver Within 150 Miles of Houston Using a Tilt-Body Truck

Container Sales Group has partnered with local, professional delivery companies that are properly insured to move shipping containers. They use tilt body/roll-off trucks to safely deliver your shipping container. Drivers require the following space for delivery:

• 20ft Container needs 50-75ft straight-line space
• 40ft or 2 x 20ft (moved together) Container need 120-130ft straight-line space
• Both sizes need 12ft width and 13ft of height clearance (16ft when trailer is tipped)

Delivery Cities Include:

Galena Park, Houston, Pasadena, South Houston, Deer Park, Channelview, La Porte, Pearland, Highlands, Bellaire, Webster, Humble, Baytown, Friendswood, Seabrook, Crosby, Kingwood, League City, Kemah, Missouri City, Fresno, Manvel, North Houston, Stafford, Alvin, Alief, Bacliff, Mont Belvieu, Dickinson, Sugar Land, Spring, Huffman, Porter, Rosharon, Texas City, Santa Fe, Barker, Thompsons, New Caney, Richmond, Dayton, Katy, La Marque, Cypress, Tomball, Conroe, Hitchcock, Liverpool, Wallisville, Hufsmith, Splendora, Danbury, Galveston, Pinehurst, Liberty, Anahuac, Raywood, Needville, Hankamer, Rosenberg, Hockley, Magnolia, Angleton, Fulshear, Damon, Hardin, Daisetta, Cleveland, Port Bolivar, Guy, Hull, Devers, Orchard, Gilchrist, Simonton, Brookshire, Pattison, Montgomery, Clute, Waller, West Columbia, Wallis, Beasley, Freeport, Willis, High Island, Kendleton, Lake Jackson, Prairie View, Stowell, Batson, Nome, San Felipe, Dobbin, Danciger, Winnie, Old Ocean, Boling, Shepherd, Romayor, Sweeny, Hungerford, Plantersville, Hempstead, China, Pledger, Hamshire, Sour Lake, Thicket, Sealy, Brazoria, Rye, Saratoga, Votaw, New Waverly, Ace, East Bernard, Beaumont, Coldspring, Lane City, Van Vleck, Lissie, & more.

Delivery Zip Codes Include:

77547, 77012, 77029, 77506, 77501, 77508, 77013, 77017, 77011, 77502, 77015, 77023, 77503, 77087, 77020, 77587, 77003, 77061, 77026, 77028, 77504, 77536, 77010, 77201, 77004, 77078, 77202, 77033, 77203, 77052, 77204, 77206, 77207, 77208, 77210, 77212, 77213, 77215, 77216, 77217, 77219, 77220, 77221, 77222, 77223, 77224, 77225, 77226, 77227, 77228, 77229, 77230, 77231, 77233, 77234, 77235, 77236, 77237, 77238, 77240, 77241, 77242, 77243, 77244, 77245, 77248, 77249, 77251, 77252, 77253, 77254, 77255, 77256, 77257, 77258, 77259, 77261, 77262, 77263, 77265, 77266, 77267, 77268, 77269, 77270, 77271, 77272, 77273, 77274, 77275, 77277, 77279, 77280, 77282, 77284, 77287, 77288, 77289, 77290, 77291, 77292, 77293, 77297, 77299, 77001, 77021, 77002, 77530, 77075, 77505, 77034, 77049, 77016, 77009, 77006, 77048, 77209, 77093, 77030, 77051, 77089, 77022, 77019, 77007, 77098, 77005, 77059, 77054, 77050, 77571, 77008, 77044, 77046, 77076, 77025, 77588, 77562, 77047, 77027, 77507, 77062, 77018, 77039, 77581, 77045, 77402, 77572, 77056, 77401, 77598, 77037, 77396, 77081, 77058, 77091, 77584, 77057, 77522, 77092, 77546, 77096, 77549, 77035, 77024, 77055, 77586, 77521, 77088, 77060, 77032, 77532, 77053, 77085, 77063, 77523, 77038, 77346, 77036, 77080, 77074, 77325, 77347, 77205, 77573, 77574, 77071, 77565, 77338, 77489, 77067, 77042, 77545, 77031, 77578, 77086, 77040, 77073, 77043, 77315, 77477, 77497, 77072, 77520, 77339, 77014, 77099, 77512, 77411, 77041, 77518, 77066, 77090, 77079, 77345, 77077, 77580, 77539, 77064, 77459, 77068, 77511, 77082, 77496, 77373, 77069, 77336, 77365, 77478, 77083, 77487, 77084, 77065, 77387, 77383, 77498, 77583, 77388, 77070, 77591, 77517, 77218, 77094, 77479, 77386, 77413, 77379, 77391, 77095, 77481, 77357, 77510, 77407, 77535, 77450, 77568, 77429, 77449, 77393, 77389, 77380, 77592, 77469, 77410, 77375, 77590, 77385, 77563, 77406, 77577, 77597, 77433, 77381, 77337, 77302, 77372, 77377, 77491, 77492, 77494, 77534, 77382, 77306, 77493, 77384, 77553, 77362, 77575, 77514, 77582, 77554, 77461, 77551, 77555, 77560, 77471, 77301, 77550, 77552, 77447, 77353, 77515, 77516, 77354, 77441, 77355, 77305, 77430, 77561, & more.

Quality, Affordable Shipping Containers for Sale in Houston, TX

Fabrication Options Available Throughout Houston

We can fabricate, modify, and paint any shipping container you purchase from us. Roll-Up Doors, steel Man Doors, windows, electrical, insulation etc. can all be done in our Houston fabrication facility & delivered directly to your site.

Do You Need a Permit In Houston?

If you are planning to build a permanent structure, such as a home, retail shop or office, you will need to work with your local officials to ensure your project complies with all requirements.  In some cases, you can use a container as portable storage or as an office and you might not need a permit. 

Houston Weather and Shipping Containers

Shipping container twist lock

The Houston-specific issues to consider when it comes to shipping containers are around wind and floods that occur in the area.  Much of Texas is in Tornado Alley or the path of Gulf of Mexico hurricanes, like Hurricane Harvey that hit Houston in 2017.

To address high winds in the area, some customers use a  Dove Tail Twist Lock to secure the shipping container to the ground. A strong foundation is important when securing a container to ensure it is safely attached.  A 20ft shipping container weighs around 5,000 lbs. and a 40ft shipping container weighs around 8,000 lbs., so these units are manufactured from the start to withstand inclement weather and high winds which is a huge benefit to buying a shipping container for storage or other purposes.

To combat heavy rain and flooding, it is important to find a place for your container that is on solid, well drained ground right from the start.  Shipping containers are supported by 4 corner posts so when placed on the ground, the posts provide about 4 inches of space under the container that helps with airflow.  Most people have their shipping container delivered on cement, asphalt, or gravel  to help keep the conex box from sitting in standing water.  You can also build a base under the container of cement blocks or rail-road ties during delivery and have the container delivered on them for additional support.   

Finally, the weather in Houston can be extremely hot in the summer and (surprisingly) can be cold during the winter.  Many of our customers add insulation panels or blow in insulation to the inside of their shipping containers to protect their items from the inclement weather in Texas. Also because of the heat, many apply a silicone roof coating that offers superior waterproofing protection.  The coating dries to a bright white finish, which keeps the roof surface cooler.

Shipping container fabricated into a home
Shipping Container Ventilation

Here are some additional tactics on trying to keep control of the air quality inside your shipping container in the summer – or year-round if you’re in a harsh climate:

  • Place your shipping container in the shade out of direct sunlight.
  • Place a moisture absorber at each end of the shipping container to absorb moisture. It’s inexpensive but requires monitoring and regular replacement based on the humidity level.
  • Install cross-ventilation windows.
  • Install extractor fans to purge hot air.
  • Arrange items inside the shipping container in a way that will increase airflow – stack them off the floor on shelves or clean pallets and avoid storing items too closely together.
  • Regularly check the humidity inside your shipping container with a moisture meter or temperature gun. That way, you’ll know if you need to do something to better control the air quality before any contents get damaged.
  • Set the shipping container on gravel or 6-inch pressure-treated blocks for better air circulation.
  • Keep the shipping container on high ground to avoid flooding and standing water.
  • Keep the roof clear of leaves and moss since they trap moisture.
  • Separate containers by 6 feet for better airflow.
  • Keep air vents unblocked.
  • Avoid storing anything inside with high moisture content.


Houston Shipping Containers FAQs

The container itself does not require title or registration in the United States. Only vehicles with wheels require titles like a car, boat trailer, semi-trailers, etc.

Shipping container prices vary depending on the size and condition you need. 

Container Sales Group can deliver with a tilt body truck (roll off) where the container will slide off the back of the truck to place safely on the ground. For any distance of over 200 miles, we offer a flatbed delivery service, where the customer is required to have a heavy piece of equipment available to lift container off the truck at time of arrival.

  • 20ft containers need 50ft straight-line space
  • 40ft containers need 150ft of straight-line space
  • 16ft Height Clearance, and 12ft Width
  • Or you can pick up the container at one of our local depot facilities

We can deliver directly on the ground if it is a level, solid and well drained surface. Outside of solid ground, other options include asphalt, gravel, or concrete. At time of delivery, you may consider placing railroad ties or wood blocks under each of the 4 corner posts of the container for additional support.

You certainly want to purchase from a reputable dealer, since there are a lot of scammers in this industry.  Over last 25 years, Container Sales Group has sold to F500 businesses, schools, builders, farmers, freight forwarders, residential customers with industry leading customer service, quality containers at a fair price. Always make sure to check out reviews on Google!