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Have you considered Double Door One Trip Containers?

By December 5th, 2013 About Containers 13 Comments


Typical shipping containers come with a double cargo door on one end of the container.  This door opens in two sections allowing the entire interior end of the container to be accessed.  In the used ISO shipping container world, the only option available is containers with cargo doors on one end (unless you have additional aftermarket doors installed).  New containers or “one trip” containers (as they are often called) are built in the container factories and shipped to the United States with cargo (only one time).  They are considered one trip containers because they are only used once and not utilized for international shipping service.

Double door one trip containers are built under the same ISO specifications as a standard shipping container.  However, they have two sets of double cargo doors on both ends as opposed to double doors on one end only.  Both sets of cargo doors have the same locking assembly and weather tight door seals that keep your items safe, secure and protected from the elements.

The Advantages

Access ­- Double door one trip containers are simply more accessible.  With openings on both ends, you can access more items with ease (creating a more flexible and efficient storage solution).   You won’t have to worry about how you load your items into the container as you can access your items from both ends.  It will prevent you from having to unload and reload the container to access the items you stored in the back. Since you have double doors on both ends, there is no back and no front to the container.  The back of the storage container becomes the front and the front of the storage container becomes the back!

Condition –  A one trip container is new (other than being used one time).  You get a virtually blemish free storage container with a fresh coat of paint on the interior and exterior.  A one trip shipping container does not have any surface rust and very rarely has any dents or dings.  The floor of a one trip cargo container does not have the years of wear and tear that is consistent with that of a used shipping container floor.  You also have the luxury of a lock box on the doors of a one trip container.  Most used shipping containers do not come equipped with a lock box on the doors.  New or one trip containers come standard with lock boxes on the cargo doors. When it comes to condition, a new or one trip container is hard to beat versus a 10­15 year old used shipping container.

Cost ­- We have many clients that come to us with customization needs.  We often get requests to have a used container painted, have a roll up door or personnel door added and have a lock box installed on the cargo doors.  We have found that in some cases it can be more cost effective to purchase a one trip double door container as opposed to modify a used container to suit your needs.

So the next time you are thinking about buying a container for storage, consider the possibility of going with a one trip double door storage container.  Contact us today for a quote!

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  1. April 27th, 2017

    Looking for doors on both ends of a 40′

  2. Ray
    April 27th, 2017

    Hello James,
    Thanks for your inquiry. I will have Troy reach out to you directly and assist you with your inquiry. He will need to figure out where you are located and check our inventory for you. Hopefully, we can help you. Thanks, Ray

  3. Keith Kinkade
    April 29th, 2017

    Need 4 40′ door both ends zip code 65630 20 miles south of Springfield mo

  4. Ray
    May 9th, 2017

    Thanks for the inquiry. Troy Hudson in our office can assist you with your request. I’ve passed your information along to him and he will be in touch with pricing/availability.
    Thanks, Ray

  5. Dennis
    May 12th, 2017

    20′ Double door one trip container

  6. Ray
    May 15th, 2017

    Dennis, Thanks for the inquiry. I just sent you an email. If you would, please provide the information requested and we’re happy to get back to you with pricing. Hope we can help! Ray

  7. Tom
    September 25th, 2017

    Are they available in high cube and 48′ lengths?

  8. Ray
    September 25th, 2017

    Hello Tom,
    Thanks for your inquiry. The largest double door one trip container available is a 40′ container. Depending on availability, we can provide both standard and high cube units. If you would like pricing, please contact Troy Hudson in our office. He can be reached by email at or at (770) 960-6210. Thanks!

  9. January 20th, 2018

    What’s the cost for a 40′ for a one trip Shipping Container ? Also the transporting cost, I’m looking to have it transported to the Las Vegas area in New Mexico ! ?? Just kidding.. DO they come in pink! Lol…seriously. what colors ?

  10. Ray
    January 22nd, 2018

    Hello Benjamin,
    Thanks for finding us. I wish we could assist you in that area. Unfortunately, we do not have any equipment available in your area. I recommend contacting a company located in the Los Angeles area. That’s probably going to be your best bet. You can find some companies out that way on the NPSA website (National Portable Storage Association). Here is a link to the site – I hope this information is helpful. Thanks!

  11. John Ruestow
    December 2nd, 2019

    40′ double door near Brunswick GA.

  12. December 26th, 2019

    Great article with nice information about double door containers. As a small business providing portable storage solutions articles like these are great for my customers. Thanks!

  13. Mary Rickard
    October 1st, 2020

    Need another container for my 12 acre property in Cle Elum, WA. It would need to be delivered and leveled. Could you give me a price for a 20 foot double door used container?
    Mary Rickard

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