Shipping containers serve a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential purposes. These containers are made from solid steel materials, and they are available in various sizes and weights. In many industries, these containers provide temporary storage and transport a wide range of materials both domestically and internationally. Shipping containers come in different sizes and in all kinds of conditions to suit various needs. Let’s review the choices.
Shipping Container Sizes And Types
ISO Container Common Sizes
ISO Shipping containers are functional and can be modified depending on the need. Also, these can be combined to create more extended structures. Ideally, the most common types of shipping containers are available in 20-feet or 40-feet lengths. There are 10-feet long containers, but they are just not as prevalent. The most difficult ISO Shipping containers to find are 53-feet and 45-feet lengths. They are not readily available when needed, unlike other sizes like the 20-feet container. However, if by any chance you require a non-standard container, Southeast Containers can modify containers to meet your specific needs. If you need a longer container changed into maybe an office space, we are equipped to comply with that request.
High Cube Shipping Container
High cube shipping containers are commonly repurposed into offices and living spaces. They are preferred because of the ceiling height, which is one foot taller than standard containers. These shipping containers are 9.6 feet tall and are also used to store materials that radiate a lot of heat because they offer more circulation.
Conditions of Shipping Containers
Used Shipping Container: This term describes containers used for transporting cargo for up to 15 years. They are also referred to as recycled containers. A used shipping container is usually available at a lower cost than a single-use. However, it would most likely have signs of wear or tear due to the high usage rate over 15 years. They cannot all be repurposed into people-occupied structures due to possible structural damage over their lifetime. They are suitable for storage.
One Trip Containers: This category is probably the newest type you’ll find available because, unlike its counterpart, a one-trip shipping container has only carried cargo once. These containers won’t have large dents or rusty patches on them. After the single-use, they are either sold or discarded because it is not economical to ship empty containers. Most companies prefer to buy these containers because they are less expensive than new containers.
New Containers: These are newly constructed, never been used containers. This option is the most expensive, but it may be the correct choice for some projects. No worries about any wear and tear here.
Shipping containers are versatile and are widely desired because of their functionality. If you require further information on the shapes, sizes, and types that would best fit the needs of your business, Southeast Container is always here to assist and offer professional advice. Call us at 615-450-6005.