The 1-trip shipping container is a beautiful thing in the world of shipping containers, and by beautiful we mean it’s only been used once during its journey to North America. The one trip container has actually been used for one cargo load, hence the name, but for all intents and purposes, it is new. The question is, does new matter? Here are three things to consider when choosing a new or used shipping container?
How long do you plan on using the shipping container?
The average used shipping container for sale is around 8-14 years old. If your needs are short term, such as just a few months or years, a used container will probably suit your needs just fine. If you’re looking for a container for the long term a new container may be more practical. A new container without receiving any maintenance will last for 10 years. With proper maintenance and care, they can last another 20 years beyond that. Of course, this also means a well-cared for used container could potentially last for 20 or more years as well.
How important are aesthetics?
A new 1-trip container has fresh paint and is remarkably clean inside and out. For some companies, this makes a difference, for others it makes no difference at all. Consider what the container will be used for and how important the looks are. If you are storing scrap material or used tires, how fresh the paint looks is probably not a priority.
How specific must your containers be?
For some companies, container specification is crucial. They rely on each containers being identical. They require the same manufacturer, the same wall thickness, and the exact same color. This is extremely difficult to achieve with used containers. If specifics are vital, it may be time to consider 1-trip containers.
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