When choosing to buy a shipping container, it’s important to understand the difference between container conditions and grades so that you can be sure you select the right container for your requirements.
We have three container conditions: Used, One Trip, and Refurbished. These conditions are further broken down into grading which gives an indication of the state and the structural soundness of the container. The condition and grade of the container will directly influence the price. Plus, the distance of the shipping container near your location.
One-Trip Containers are the newest containers available for sale. They are used once for shipping goods overseas from China to offset the cost of the container. Once they reach their destination, they are put up for sale. Due to their long ocean voyage, which can be an average of 75 to 90 days, and being handled with heavy equipment, these containers may have minor dents, dings, and rust but are mostly still in prime condition.
The dents can also be a result of being stacked and moved around storage yards with heavy trucks and equipment. There can be some marks on the sides and roof of the box after transportation sometimes due to coming into contact with other containers.
During handling, forklifts may cause scratches on the container’s floor. However, all of these are considered typical and should be minor damage.
Shipping containers do not have ship line markings on them and are painted in one solid color, typically, tan, gray or blue in color. They will, however, have the required marking such as container numbers, dimensions and storage capacity.
The lifespan of all containers depends on the maintenance and upkeep of the container. However, a one-trip shipping container is in much better condition than a used container and requires significantly less maintenance and upkeep.
On-Site Storage Solutions can assist you in choosing the appropriate container for your needs. We also perform modifications and provide additional items for your container. To discuss with our sales representative near you, contact us now.
Our most popular container, used general purpose containers have been in heavy-duty shipping service for 5 to 15 years before being “retired.”
Most used shipping containers will have the original paint and shipping line markings. They will also have surface rust, dents, and abrasions. Used shipping containers might not look good on the outside and inside, but depending on their grade, they will be structurally sound and some may still be suitable for export.
Refurbished containers are used Wind and Water Tight (WWT) containers that have been prepped, primed and repainted. Refurbishing gives a shipping container a new lease of life and can extend the lifespan of the container. We offer three levels of refurbishment on a Used Wind and Water Tight container:
This is a complete overhaul of the shipping container.
Affordable pricing options based on your type, size and condition
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On-Site Storage Solutions has partnered with TimePayment to offer affordable lease-to-purchase options for qualified applicants (Minimum 550 FICA). If you need a shipping container for your business or personal use this option allows you to purchase your shipping container over time. Payments are usually less than the cost to rent an off-site storage unit with the added benefits of owning the container at the end of the term and having the storage on-site for easy access.