Used shipping containers are inspected and graded accorting to age, structural soundness, exterior and interior condition, number of miles travelled, damage and repair history, as well as the weather conditions that it was stored and shipped.



Used shipping containers are inspected and graded accorting to age, structural soundness, exterior and interior condition, number of miles travelled, damage and repair history, as well as the weather conditions that it was stored and shipped.

A shipping container is identified by its type (Dry Van, General Purpose, Flat Rack, Refrigerated, etc.) as well as its size. Shipping containers are also known as ISO containers (ISO International Shipping Organization) can be one-trip containers, used containers, or purpose-built containers. They might be 10 feet, 20 feet, 40 feet long, or 45’ long and have a standard height of 8.6 feet or a high cube height of 9’6″ feet. Used wind and water-tight (WWT) shipping containers are our most popular items because they provide the best value.

Every year we purchase thousands of used shipping containers that have recently been retired from international shipping. All these shipping containers are inspected to make sure they do not leak and that they are in structurally sound condition. As one of the world’s largest sellers of used shipping containers, we can provide the lowest prices on shipping containers. Many people and companies purchase our low-priced containers for storage, office containers, and custom container applications like coffee houses and restaurants. To better understand the many types of used containers, let’s take a closer look at the options.

What are used containers?

Most “Used” containers we sell were retired from service after transporting products internationally for up to 15 years. Used shipping containers are a great option for individuals who want to save money. These containers will show much greater signs of wear and tear when compared to one-trip containers because they have carried cargo around the world many times. Customers should expect these lower-cost used containers to have original paint with shipping line decals plus dents, dings, rust, and repair patches. If appearance is important we suggest upgrading to a new one-trip container or refurbished shipping container.

It is normal for containers to have rust. Shipping containers are built from CorTen steel which is high carbon steel that slows down the corrosion process significantly. Used containers will have scratched floors and WWT containers may have soft spots on the floor and some delamination but will still be fine for walking on and securely storing your valuables. If you plan to use a forklift inside the container we recommend upgrading Cargo Worthy container to ensure the floor can handle the weight of the forklift.

Grades of used shipping containers



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On-Site Storage Solutions is the leader of storage rentals whether you need Dry Van Containers and Refrigerated Containers. With over 60 locations around America and Canada, we can get your container anytime or anywhere! Call us today at (888) 977-9085 to know the rental terms near you.

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.

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