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We provide the following Ship containers, all of which are built in accordance with ISO specifications. Sizes available:  8’ 10’ 20’ 40’ 45’, however there are also higher units known as High cubes and some of these are wider and they are known as pallet wides. The most commonly used containers are 20 ft, 40 ft, and 40 HC containers.

There is a maximum stack load based on the lowest container in the stack.  This can be found on the CSC plate or in the documentation. If containers are not identical, it’s important to consider a second or even third lowest container stack load to ensure that they can withstand the pressure from above.

New containers can last up to 20-25 years depending on their use. After 8-10 years of International shipping use the equipment that is still in good condition and retains a CSC plate, is known as being ‘in cargo worthy condition’. A WWT container (wind watertight) is a container that whilst in good physical condition ,it doesn’t have a CSC plate.  This means that it couldn’t be used shipping purposes but can still be used for storage or could be modifed for other uses.

It is impossible to predict what value it will have in the future, but in general, new containers will have a higher value THAN SECOND HAND UNITS. The market price of container is determined by three main factors: -1 CONDITION OF THE UNIT -2 the dollar exchange rate and -3 current units available in a specific location. Taking into account the law of supply and demand.

The condition of a used container depends on its previous use. Most shipping containers spend most of their lives at sea transporting cargo. These containers will inevitably have some damage from general wear and tear.

All new containers are finished with a marine quality paint adapted to the requirements of international shipping.  Second-hand containers will not necessarily be painted, unless the buyer pays for this feature.

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For private and permanent storage, almost any conversion can be done.

If the container will be used for international shipping, they need to be approved by an ICS and a new CSC Certificate should be issued.  Compliance between both ISO and CSC (Conventions for Safe Containers) must be adhered to.

Just about anywhere. The container is self-supporting in the 4 corners. On soft surfaces, however, we always recommend laying 4 driving tiles / 2 railway sleepers or similar under to distribute the weight. A similar surface is needed in the vicinity of the container so that the truck delivering the container can enter the space and to provide the necessary stability to load / unload it. If it is to be stacked with other containers, the stacking capacity must be taken into account.

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