Are you considering purchasing a used shipping container? Perhaps you are the owner of a large company that needs to ship equipment overseas, or a manufacturer that ships machines from one part of the country to another. Used shipping containers can be a great way to save some money and still be confident that your goods, equipment, or materials will arrive at their destination safely. The team at Midwest Storage Containers can help you find a storage container that meets your needs.
What Are You Looking For In A Used Shipping Container
The idea of buying a used shipping container can seem risky and confusing, not unlike purchasing a used car. Doing your homework and partnering with a trusted, reputable and honest storage company is an important part of the process to ensure that you get exactly what you need. Here are some helpful tips as you consider purchasing a high quality used shipping container:
1. Are you shipping overseas? If so, you need to invest in a ocean cargo container made of COR-TEN steel. This is the highest possible quality of steel, is extremely durable and waterproof, so that you can be sure that the contents inside the container stay safe and dry. Ocean cargo shipping containers come in two standard lengths: 20′ and 40′ long.
2. Are you shipping domestically? If you are shipping somewhere in the US, you will have more choices when it comes to a used shipping container. They are generally made of steel or aluminum. For domestic shipping containers, you can choose 45’, 48’, or 53’ depending on how much you need to ship.
3. Inspect your container: As you would do with any purchase, carefully inspect the storage container once it arrives to be sure that it looks wind and watertight, there is no rust, dents or corrosion, and that the door and the lock work correctly.
Quality Used Shipping Containers You Can Trust
Midwest Storage Containers inspects each and every shipping container before they deliver it to you so you can feel confident about the quality of the used container you are receiving. In addition to high quality containers, you can expect to receive professional, courteous and friendly service as well as competitive pricing. To learn more about purchasing one or more used shipping containers, call our team today at 1-888-782-2363 to speak to a member of our customer service team.