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Shipping Containers for Sale Louisville, KY

The metropolitan area of Louisville has a population of around 1.3 million people and is the 27th largest city in the United States.  It is home to the Kentucky Derby and is a key player in the Bourbon Industry. Louisville is positioned at the crossroads of three major interstate highways (I-65, I-71, and I-64) which makes it a strategic hub for Container Sales Group to sell New and Used shipping containers.  Container Sales Group offers professional, local delivery as well as easy pick-up options.

Popular Shipping Container Uses in Louisville

Shipping containers normally used for moving cargo overseas have advanced to being used for storage and building purposes throughout Louisville.  Amazingly local businesses and residents are using these strong Cor-Ton steel boxes for storage as well for building homes, cafes, urban farming, and greenhouses.  During emergencies shipping containers can be used for shelters and disaster relief. 
Stacked shipping containers to create a home

Benefits Of Building with Shipping Containers in Louisville

Builders in Louisville have found that using shipping containers can be more affordable as building material vs the traditional construction materials.  When using shipping containers, they are often readily available and can be purchased for less than the cost or raw building materials such as wood and concrete that have drastically gone up in price. They also are financially beneficial in reducing construction time which means lower labor costs and quicker occupancy. Normally building with shipping containers they often require less specialized labor compared to traditional construction techniques, which again saves money.

Sizes of Containers for Sale in Louisville, KY

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 Louisville, KY

Container Sales Group is Louisville’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 Louisville. 

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 Louisville, KY

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Why Louisville Buys From Container Sales Group

Since 1998, as a wholesaler of new, used & specialized shipping containers in Louisville, 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 Louisville

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 Louisville 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:

Columbus, Cordry Sweetwater Lakes CDP, Jeffersonville, Marengo, Washington, Bright CDP, Greensburg, Jasper, Connersville, New Albany, Brookville, Linton, Corydon, Seymour, Madison, North Vernon, Greenwood, Bedford, Loogootee, Bloomington, Martinsville, Rising Sun, Paoli, Spencer, Tell City, Petersburg, Batesville, Rushville, Scottsburg, Shelbyville, Santa Claus, Vevay, Liberty, Boonville, Salem, Columbia, Lawrenceburg, Glasgow, Florence, Paris, Danville, Augusta, Hardinsburg, Mount Washington, Morgantown, Fort Thomas, Carrollton, Liberty, Winchester, Owensboro, Brownsville, Irvine, Lexington-Fayette urban county, Frankfort, Warsaw, Lancaster, Crittenden, Leitchfield, Greensburg, Lewisport, Elizabethtown, Cynthiana, Horse Cave, Eminence, Louisville/Jefferson County metro govern, Nicholasville, Covington, Hodgenville, Stanford, Richmond, Lebanon, Brandenburg, Harrodsburg, Edmonton, Mount Sterling, Bardstown, Carlisle, Beaver Dam, La Grange, Owenton, Falmouth, Mount Olivet, Mount Vernon, Russell Springs, Georgetown, Shelbyville, Elk Creek CDP, Campbellsville, Milton, Springfield, Versailles, Hamilton, Amelia CDP, Cincinnati

Delivery Zip Codes Include:

40201, 40202, 40203, 40204, 40205, 40206, 40207, 40208, 40209, 40210, 40211, 40212, 40213, 40214, 40215, 40216, 40217, 40218, 40219, 40220, 40221, 40222, 40223, 40224, 40225, 40228, 40229, 40231, 40232, 40233, 40241, 40242, 40243, 40245, 40250, 40251, 40252, 40253, 40255, 40256, 40257, 40258, 40259, 40261, 40266, 40268, 40269, 40270, 40272, 40280, 40281, 40282, 40283, 40285, 40287, 40289, 40290, 40291, 40292, 40293, 40294, 40295, 40296, 40297, 40298, 40299

Quality, Affordable Shipping Containers for Sale in Louisville, KY

Louisville Weather and Shipping Containers

Shipping container twist lock

Louisville has a wide range of temperatures throughout the year, including cold winters and hot summers.  Specially periods of high humidity, which can cause excessive moisture and can lead to rust & corrosion on shipping containers. Here are some tips to protect them:

  • Regular Maintenance: Inspect containers for rust and damage, especially after severe weather.
  • Waterproofing: Apply sealants and use desiccants inside to prevent moisture buildup.
  • Proper Ventilation: Ensure adequate airflow to reduce humidity inside the container.
  • Secure Placement: Anchor containers to prevent movement during strong winds.
  • Protective Covers: Use tarps or covers to shield containers from direct exposure to elements.

These steps can help mitigate weather-related damage to shipping containers.  Container Sales Group offers products online that can help you maintain your shipping contianer at 

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.


Shipping Container Ventilation

Louisville 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!