Shipping Containers

Sea-Can Containers has the containers you need

We are the largest retail container sales company in western Canada and we have the largest selection of intermodal containers on the ground. We have competitive pricing for any container, new or used, in any configuration.

Sea-Can Containers For Sale

Sea-Can sells 8′, 9′, 10′, 20′, 40′, 45′, and 53′ steel intermodal containers. We own our own depot, stock several hundred containers (600 as of April 2015) in our own yard, and are northern Alberta’s largest distributor of steel shipping containers.

We carry a wide variety of NEW and USED stock – see our Pricing & Specs page for details.

Sea-Can sells steel intermodal containers of all sizes with modifications. The standard modifications are framing, insulation, electrical lighting and heat, man doors, roll-up doors, garage doors, skids, shelving and locks. We do custom modifications as well.


Modification Services:

Sea-Can can provide shipping container customization by modifying your container to fit your specific need. We do custom container sizes, garage doors, man doors, roll-up doors, windows, HVAC, lighting and electrical. Contact us and let us know your specifications and we will make sure you get what you need.

Rental Containers:

We also offer the choice to rent any of our used containers at low, competitive rates.

Sea-Can has a Certified Container Surveyor on staff so Sea-Can has re-certified containers for sale.

Some of the uses for Sea-Can’s containers include:

Chemical Storage

Chemicals cannot be stored indoors due to Fire-Code and/or Hazmat regulations.
Volatile Chemicals such as paints and fuels can be stored in Cargo Containers.
This way they can be kept cool and secured.

Advantages include:

  • Improve safety by keeping dangerous materials outside your building
  • Inexpensive secured building

Construction, Plumbing & Electrical

Construction sites often need Site Office and storage, but vandalism is a problem.
Construction, Plumbing and Electrical Contractors prefer used 20 ft marine containers
for secure jobsite storage of tools and materials since containers are tough,
inconspicuous and do not attract vandals. The new 10′ are great for excavations
and downtown jobs where room is tight. We have recently received 8′ 9′ AND 10′
mini boxes which should be ideal for sub trades who go floor to floor.
Construction tool shed containers and site office containers are
easily placed on a confined jobsite with a crane truck or tilt deck truck.

Advantages include:

  • Cargo Containers are harder to break into than many site buildings.
  • Small 6ft and 8ft containers can be moved around job site to where
    they are needed.

 Document Storage

Problem – Old documents and files need to be kept for 7 years for tax reasons.

Solution – Cargo Containers provide dry storage for your records. Insulation,
custom shelving, vents, heat and lighting are available.

  • Dry storage.
  • Interior shelving helps with organization.
  • If your business relocated archive records are already packed and ready to go.

Emergency Preparedness

Community emergency planners need a disaster and vandalism resistant building for
equipment. Community associations have purchased containers for storage of
earthquake preparedness kits at elementary schools. Sea-Can works with these
customers to select high quality units, and arrange delivery.

Advantages include:

  • Inexpensive for the level of security
  • “Temporary” building worked well with Zoning By-Laws


Problem – Power Generation is needed at a remote industrial or construction site.

Solution – Gensets up to 1500 KW are easily housed in shipping containers,
providing reduced outside noise, simple shipment to the site and a durable,
complete unit for the user.

  • Self-contained power center is easier to manage

Mini Storage

When mini storage is needed to expand existing storage capacity, but money is tight
and zoning bylaws may not allow new permanent buildings, Sea-can can help.

Storage containers can be placed on a piece of industrial land at a far lower cost
and less regulatory hassle than permanent buildings. This makes a very competitive
mini storage which yields excellent returns and later can easily be moved
should the owner decide to convert the land to another use. Many mini storage
owners prefer new containers since their actual market depreciation rate
is approximately 5% per year. Some personal storage operators prefer new
20ft containers with doors in each end and a center dividing wall to form
two 8ftx10ft cubicles. 40ft containers can be fitted with roll up
doors along the side and wall dividers to make five 8ft mini storage units.

Advantages include:

  • Low depreciation rate
  • Eliminate Regulatory hassle
  • Easy to implement