All States Containers shipping containersShipping containers over time have become indispensable to many businesses. Not only are they used to move goods locally and internationally, but they also can be used in a variety of other ways, from extra storage to additional office space. Shipping containers can do it all.

Finding the correct type of container for your business or residential needs begins with knowing the exact size and variation required. Shipping containers are available in many variations: new, single used, used, 10-foot, 40-foot, to name a few. Which one fits your needs?

Conditions Of Shipping Containers

Used Containers

The better the condition of a container, the higher the price. Used Containers are, as the name implies, previously used. You can expect to see some rusty patches and wear on these containers. It also means that these containers have traveled on more than one trip, are up to 15 years old, or were used for storage purposes for a lengthy period. These reasons make it cheaper and more eco-friendly than a single-use shipping container.

Clients who select used shipping containers can have them modified to meet their needs. However, this happens after thoroughly examining the state of the used container to determine if its condition is suitable for the project.

One-Trip Containers

These containers are typically in better condition than used containers because they have journeyed only a single trip. A one-trip container is also known as a single-use container, and it usually requires no maintenance because it’s nearly new. Once these containers are loaded, shipped, and arrive at their destination, they are quickly unloaded and put up for sale. This process is cheaper than returning empty containers to their origin.

Purpose-Built Containers

These containers are designed for businesses or individuals with specific dimensions that they won’t ordinarily find in standard shipping containers. Purpose-built containers are fabricated to fit the custom needs of the client. They are built to resemble ISO shipping containers.

Standard Sizes of ISO Shipping Containers

ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization. This organization sets standards for a broad range of internationally traded items across many industries. These standards allow companies to produce products that have the exact specifications to be used interchangeably.
The most common sizes for ISO shipping containers are 20 and 40 feet in length, but these are not the only sizes. There are ISO shipping containers 53 and 43 feet long, but they are not readily available. 10-foot shipping containers are also less common, and it’s even more challenging to find 14-foot containers.

Keep in mind, businesses that require non-standard lengths can modify shipping containers to the exact size required. Long containers can be shortened, and multiple containers can be combined to create longer lengths.

High-Cube Shipping Containers

Consider the height of a standard container and imagine that it has an additional one foot. That gives you a clear idea of why this shipping container is called High-Cube. Its 9.6 feet height makes it desirable for an office and living space. Moreso, these containers are used in industrial enclosures since they provide better circulation for any equipment that radiates heat.

All States Containers

Shipping containers are available in various standard sizes and variations. They have become more versatile to fit commercial and residential custom dimensions. For further inquiries on the variations and sizes available, All States Containers has the best offerings and professional advice. Call 704-802-7700 and see what we can do for you.