|Shipping containers come in a variety of conditions from the depots. The below
descriptions are brief explanations of the standard available options. This information is
useful to form an expectation of the equipment that will be delivered to you.
Wind and Water Tight (wwt)
These containers cost the least of all other container conditions. They have been retired
from the large fleets of international shipping companies. They have usually seen their
share of handling which over time will degrade their overall appearance. If appearance is
not much of a consideration, these containers are great because as the name implies,
they are guaranteed to be wind and water tight. Some exterior panel damage and
patches of surface rust should be expected.
Cargo Worthy (cw)
Cargo Worthy containers are the same as Wind and Water Tight containers except they
have been surveyed by a licenced inspector and certified to be worthy for overseas
transport. This means they must seal and function properly and structurally adequate for
loading and stacking. Containers with excessive side panel, corner post or door seal
damage will be rejected. A minimal amount of exterior panel damage and patches of
surface rust should be expected.
If you plan on exporting with your own container (Shipper Owned Container or SOC), you
should expect the shipping line to require inspection documentation and the container
must have a recent inspection sticker applied to the CSC Plate.
A refurbished container is one we have
pressure washed, sandblasted where
required and repainted on the exterior
with a high quality industrial paint. The
customer may request a paint color from
our color selection chart. This is a great
way to have a like-new looking container
without the like-new cost.
Tip: Lighter colored containers stay
cooler in the hot summer sun. If a darker
color is preferred, we suggest at least
painting the roof a light color.
These containers have traveled overseas one time with cargo and are available for
resale. They are often called "one-trip" or "single voyage" containers. These containers
are in great shape, the paint is still new looking and any damage due to handling is very
minimal. Surface rust is rare to non-existent. New containers are great for converting
into mobile offices, vending booths and other endless customization options. Let our
company make a convenient, affordable custom container to fit your needs. If you need
it, we can build it.