Are there different grades of containers that denote their quality level?
1. New (1-trip): As close to new as you can get without spending double or triple for a new container. The unit has made one trip from its point of origin (usually China) carrying cargo. It is then taken to a distribution point unloaded and made available for sale. Most new (1-Trip) containers come in light neutral colors. 2. IICL: Generally, IICL standards are regarded as the most stringent in the industry. Considered premium grade and almost always have a superior cosmetic appearance. 3. Cargo Worthy (CW): Unit meets the Shipping Industries International standards. These containers are structurally sound and have been deemed to be suitable for overseas shipping. A third party certified inspection will need to be done for a Cargo Worthy certification. 4. WWT (Wind/Water Tight): No leaks or holes in the container with fully functional doors. Structurally sound, all seals, doors, floors in good functioning condition. 5. AS-IS Container is purchased in “as is” condition. There is no guarantee they are or will remain water tight. Most have sustained significant damage.
How much do containers weigh and what are their dimensions?
20’ Std containers weigh approximately 5100#. 40’ Std containers weigh approximately 8000#. Exterior measurements for a Standard Height container are 8’6” tall, 8” wide and 20’ or 40’ long. Interior measurements for a 20’ std are 7’9” tall, 7’8” wide and 19’3” long Interior measurements for a 40’ Std are 7’9” tall, 7’8: wide and 39’5” long. Exterior measurements for all High Cube (HC) containers are 9’6’ tall, 8’ wide and 20’ or 40’ long. Interior measurements for a 20’HC are 8’10” tall, 7’8” wide and 19’3” long Interior measurements for a 40’HC are 8’10” tall, 7’8” wide and 39’5” long.
Can we have our container painted a different color?
Yes, we can have your container painted the color of your choice. Please use the Comments section of the Quote Request form or call us to speak directly.
How do I prepare my site for delivery?
The site should be level and stable. The container can be set on gravel, road base, dirt or concrete. If the site is not level, you could have problems with the opening and closing of the doors.
How is my container delivered?
Containers are usually delivered on a tilt bed trailer. The truck is 12’ wide and will need approximately 110’ of straight line to be able to drop the container (40’) and drive out from underneath it. There is no charge if you would like to pick up your container at the depot.
Can I look at the containers before I purchase?
Yes, you may go to the depot to see the units in our inventory by appointment. Please plan to give us 24hr notice so we can notify the Depot. Please note: The lift drivers will not move containers for you.
How is the payment handled?
All containers will need to be paid for before you pick them up or have them delivered. We will invoice you detailing the container price, state taxes and delivery charges. Accepted methods of payment are Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and ACH payments. Once payment has been made, we will send you a release number on a paid invoice. Your paid invoice is your proof of ownership.