- 1. Does the purchase of the container include delivery?
- 2. How soon after paying for equipment, will it be ready for delivery/pickup?
- 3. Once I purchase a container, can I ship it with your company?
- 4. How do I maintain my shipping container?
- 5. Is condensation a problem in shipping containers?
- 6. How do I prepare the site for my shipping container?
- 7. How secure is a shipping container for keeping my possessions in?
- 8. How long can I expect my shipping container to last?
- 9. Do you finance equipment?
1. Does the purchase of the container include delivery?
Delivery is not included in the sale price and can be quoted separately.
2. How soon after paying for equipment, will it be ready for delivery/pickup?
For pick up orders, same day. For delivery, it usually takes 2-3 days.
3. Once I purchase a container, can I ship it with your company?
We only sell different grades of shipping containers. We are not a shipping company or freight forwarder, so we cannot load your container with merchandise. We can assist you in the right direction to help you find a person to ship and consolidate your freight.
4. How do I maintain my shipping container?
Because a shipping container is made of corten steel it requires little regular maintenance. The only thing we would suggest is to make sure that the door hinges and locking rods are greased at regular intervals.
5. Is condensation a problem in shipping containers?
All shipping containers have vents with baffles to let air in and keep water (be it sea or rain!) out. However, all items that you store in a container carry moisture (even clothes!) and on a sunny day that moisture will turn into vapour which, as the temperature drops in the evening, will become water droplets that collect on the ceiling and start dripping. We could recommend moisture traps, which can last up to three months till needed to be changed. Also there is the option of wind turbines to help condensation.
6. How do I prepare the site for my shipping container?
In an ideal, world shipping containers should be placed on ground level as otherwise it can make it difficult to open and shut the container doors easily. However, sleepers or paving slabs can be used to help the shipping container to sit level. Although it is the buyers responsibility to make sure the ground is adequately prepared for our drivers will help with positioning the container wherever possible.
7. How secure is a shipping container for keeping my possessions in?
Shipping containers are made of high tensile, rust inhibiting corten steel and are therefore very strong and secure. The most vulnerable area of any container will always be the doors and therefore we recommend a lock box and a high security padlock to reduce the risk of unauthorized access.
8. How long can I expect my shipping container to last?
As all the shipping containers we sell were designed to cope with marine voyages they are extremely strong and durable. Obviously, the length of time the container will last depends on the conditions it is kept in. New or ex-factory containers have only had one journey over from China and therefore could be reasonably expected to last for about 30 years. The second hand shipping containers we supply will be several years old but wind and watertight and could you could therefore expect them to last another 10 years from point of sale.
9. Do you finance equipment?
Yes, please contact us for details.