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The Difference Between Wind & Watertight Containers vs Cargo Worthy Containers

By May 15th, 2019 About Containers No Comments

When shopping for used shipping containers, sometimes the difference in conditions is not as obvious as you would think. On the surface, Wind and Watertight (WWT) and Cargo Worthy (CW) containers are both used and have rust, dents, scratches, etc. Visually, a wind & watertight container can look just like a cargo worthy container.  Here’s a little more information about the specifics of each condition, to help you determine which option works best for you.

Cargo Worthy:

These containers are mainly used for shipping overseas. In order to ship a container overseas, it typically requires an inspection from a marine/maritime surveyor.  The surveyor will ensure that the unit meets the CSC (International Convention for Safe Containers) requirements for shipping.  The owner of the container will be issued a certificate, stating that the unit is seaworthy or Cargo Worthy.  This document is required by the port authority, prior to the unit being loaded on a vessel and shipped. Containers are stacked on a vessel for transport.  They need to maintain certain structural standards, as to not compromise the integrity of the other containers in the stacks. You can expect the containers to range in age from 10-15 years old.

Wind and Watertight:

WWT containers are also guaranteed not to leak or have holes.  However, they might have some patches or repairs, due to some damage that was sustained in shipping.  These containers cannot be shipped overseas, as they do not meet the requirements of the CSC (referenced above).  That does not mean they’re not adequate for general storage purposes. Most folks looking to store items on-site would go with this option.  Your container doesn’t need to be Cargo Worthy if you’re not going to ship it overseas. A WWT container will usually cost a bit less as well, since they don’t need to be surveyed.  They are simply inspected by the yard, to ensure they meet the requirements to be called WWT. These containers will also range in age from 10-15 years old.

Whether you are looking for a no-frills option for storage or coordinating an overseas delivery, our team can help you find the right container for your needs.  Give us a call today at (877) 670-0229 or request an online quote.

Container Technology is a member of the Container Alliance Partnership offering portable storage containers for sale as well as shipping containers for rent across north America, for more information visit Container Alliance.

Breaking Down the Differences in Container Conditions

By February 5th, 2019 About Containers 5 Comments

New or One Trip Container

All shipping containers are manufactured outside of North America.  A one trip container is basically a new container.  It has been shipped from the factory into the US and is typically loaded with cargo.  It’s only loaded one time and only makes one trip. It does not go into shipping service.  Once they arrive in the US, they are sold in the aftermarket for storage and other applications.  These containers are an excellent choice because they have not spent a lot of time on a vessel or being handled at the port.  We offer one trip containers in various sizes and door configurations including double door containers and open side containers.  One trip containers range in length from 10ft to 40ft. We also offer “high cube” one trip containers in the same dimensions and configurations. For more information on one trip containers, contact one of our container representatives today to find out which option best suits your needs.


IICL stands for “International Institute of Container Lessors”. Essentially, the IICL has created a standard of inspection for industries the utilize containers for shipping.  It ensures that an ISO Storage Container meets the requirements to be utilized in shipping service (by leasing companies) to transport cargo. These inspection criteria is mainly used by financial institutions.  However, we have found that it also guarantees a high standard of quality (regarding the condition of the container). While an IICL container is a nice option, they don’t typically get used for aftermarket storage applications.  This type of container is typically utilized in shipping service. By the time it lives out its life in shipping service (usually about 7-10 years), it’s no longer able to pass an IICL inspection.


Cargo Worthy

The title pretty much says it all. Cargo worthy means just that. A cargo worthy storage container has been inspected and carries a cargo worthy or seaworthy certification. If your needs include shipment or there is a chance you may want to ship your container in the future, we recommend purchasing a cargo worthy storage container. In most cases, a cargo worthy container is no different (condition-wise) than a WWT (wind & watertight) container.  However, it’s been inspected by a maritime surveyor and can be used to ship goods/products overseas. This type of container is typically a few hundred dollars more than the next category (wind & watertight containers).


Looking for the most economical yet functional solution? Wind & Water Tight or “WWT” storage containers are the most affordable yet functional cargo boxes you will find.

These containers are in abundant supply and range in condition. Like most used containers, they vary in color, have surface rust, dents and dings.   However, they do not need to be inspected by a maritime surveyor. Typically, a used containers gets inspected by experienced shop personnel and are repaired if necessary to ensure they are wind & watertight (WWT).  When you work with Container Technology, we guarantee that your used container will be WWT (wind & watertight).

As Is

ISO storage containers in “as is” condition has the potential for being damaged in the shipping process, structural problems or significant rust. These containers can no longer be considered “WWT”.  While Container Technology typically does not deal with this condition category, ask one of our team members about availability.  If they are available, they are usually quite a bit less expensive than Cargo Worthy or WWT storage containers.  However, they are usually damaged…which is why they are sold “as is”.


Contact us today at (877) 670-0229 or complete an online quote and we will get back to you right away with the information you’ve requested.


Container Technology is a member of the Container Alliance Partnership offering portable storage containers for sale as well as shipping containers for rent across north America, for more information visit Container Alliance.

Using a Shipping Container as an Office

By May 15th, 2018 About Containers 1 Comment

Mobile offices have turned into a standard over the years. The option of having a mobile office is a very attractive idea to almost any industry. Container offices are customizable, come in various sizes/configurations and are transportable.    


Container Technology has over 30 years of experience with container modifications. All office and storage containers can be modified to meet any needs you might have. A straightforward design with insulation, HVAC, electric, windows, and doors are always a good option. However, you do not have to stop there. You can partition a part of the container off for just storage and make a combo unit as well. We are able to customize a unit to meet the unique requirements for your business.


We can create a mobile office unit that is suited for just about any application. While 20’ office containers and 40’ office containers are most common, we can build your office to cater to your specific situation.


A huge benefit of mobile offices is that they are easily relocated. We use rollback trucks and tilt bed trailers to maneuver/deliver these units. As long as there is adequate room for the container your office space can move from one job site to the next.

Container Technology has you covered for all of your mobile office and mobile office trailer needs. From a very simple layout to a custom combo container office, you can be assured that your container will be up to the standard you expect. Call us toll-free at (877) 670-0229 or complete an online quote to get more information on mobile offices.


Container Technology is a member of the Container Alliance Partnership offering portable storage containers for sale as well as shipping containers for rent across north America, for more information visit Container Alliance.

How Durable are Shipping Containers?

By January 11th, 2018 About Containers 7 Comments


Shipping containers are one of the most well-built, durable structures in the world.  So much so, that they are being utilized every day as an alternative to traditional stick-built structures.  Some of the applications range from single container projects, like offices and storm shelters.  Others are more elaborate and utilize multiple containers for schools, mini storage, and retail space.  

But why are containers so strong and durable?  Below are some details that will help you understand why.


Containers are made from weathering steel or COR-TEN steel (U.S. Steel trademarked name). COR-TEN is a group of steels developed to resist atmospheric corrosion better than other steels. Due to its ability to handle the weather it is often used for many outdoor structures, like building facades and bridges. An unaltered container (one that has not been modified), is wind and watertight.  However, it is not rustproof.  


The steel panels are cut to the correct size and are then corrugated. This process gives the panels added strength.

The panels are then welded onto reinforced steel beams (the undercarriage of the container). From that point, the doors & floor are installed and the container becomes a solid structure.

Finally, the container is painted and primed with marine-grade paint, adding a final layer of protection.


A cargo container is made to be stacked.  They are stacked on a container vessel (sometimes 8 or 9 high) while traveling from port to port.  In most cases, the containers are loaded with products while making their way overseas.  To put this into perspective, a 20’ container can hold upwards of 60,000 lbs. These capacities change depending on the size of course.


Depending on the condition of the container, some may last longer than others.  

If you purchase a used container, it’s one that will have already been used in shipping service.  The typical lifespan of a container (in shipping service) is 10-12 years.  Once a container comes out of shipping service, many of them are sold in the aftermarket for storage or for alternative purposes.  A used container can easily surpass another 10+ years of use.  Of course, this timeframe can vary depending on how the container is used.  

A “One Trip” container is the newest and nicest container you can get.  “One Trip” containers are not utilized in shipping service.  They are typically loaded with cargo only one time before being shipped to the US.  They are then sold in the aftermarket for storage or for alternative purposes.  This type of container can easily surpass 25+ years of use.   


Obviously, the lifespan of a container can vary, depending on how it’s used.  However, The above factors are evidence that shipping containers are definitely well-built and durable.  If you just need additional storage space or you plan to build using alternative materials, consider using one of the strongest structures in the world…a shipping container!


If you’d like to purchase a container or discuss a container modification project, we’d love to hear from you.  Please feel free to contact us at (877) 670-0229 or complete an online quote.

CTI Offers Safe Dry Storage

By September 8th, 2017 About Containers No Comments

When storing goods it is very important to have a safe, secure, and dry area to keep them in. Given the unpredictability of the weather (especially in coastal areas), DRY seems to be the keyword to focus on.

Why Dry Storage:

Dry storage is an often overlooked necessity. Many businesses rely on their product to be in a dry area with steady climate conditions but do not often know how to achieve this. A great solution to this problem is shipping containers.

Shipping containers are designed to handle heavy weathering conditions because they are built to travel long distances across seas. They provide plenty of space for any amount of goods surplus and you can rest easy knowing that your container will keep your belongings dry through any sort of inclement weather.


Proper ventilation in your container is also necessary to keep the temperature of your container from changing. It also comes in handy if you are storing materials that contain harmful gases or chemicals. Cargo containers are outfitted standard with small pressure vents to allow the unit to breathe, but often times that is not enough to create ventilation inside the unit, especially in environments where temperatures fluctuate drastically.

There are a variety of modifications that can also be done to improve ventilation. Choices from Rooftop turbine vents and exhaust fans to full HVAC cooling/heating systems can be installed to meet any specific need.


The other obvious benefit of a shipping container is the amount of security provided. Aside from keeping out bad weather, your container will also make sure no unwanted guests (like rodents) will be tampering with your product inside. Additional security locks can always be added as well. This year has been full of heatwaves, hurricanes, and everything in between. It is a wise decision to store your products in a unit that can handle these harsh conditions. Whether you are renting or buying, Container Technology has a container to suit any and all of your needs. For more information on how you can keep your products dry and safe call (877) 670-0229 or get an online quote.

How Do You Make Shipping Containers?

By October 3rd, 2016 About Containers 2 Comments

20' Container

Shipping containers are everywhere now; they are being used as restaurants, shops, and even homes! With the abundance of shipping container architecture, it is easy to forget where the shipping container originates from and its purpose. Today, shipping containers are the backbone of modern trade. We know that shipping containers come in various sizes and shapes, but how exactly are they made? We live in a world where most things today are built using some sort of automated machine. However, this is not true for shipping containers. Shipping containers are built in enormous factories in China by construction specialists in full safety gear who use heavy duty machinery to weld, cut, rivet and join the pieces together. Sparks fly everywhere as the container moves down the production line. Here are the steps to build a shipping container:

Step 1: Creating Wall Panels

Shipping containers begin their life as a giant roll of steel. The steel is unrolled and cut into pre-measured sheets. The wall panels are cut down from the large steel sheets into smaller sheets and a metal stamping process is used to create the desired form. The sheets are then sandblasted and corrugated. The corrugation, which gives the walls their wave-like texture, adds strength to the container. Next, the smaller panels are laid out and welded together to create the full-sized wall panel. Finally, square tubing is welded onto the top and bottom of the wall. This tubing allows the walls to be welded to the floors and roof of the container.

Step 2: Construction of the Undercarriage

Now it’s time to assemble the undercarriage, or the frame that will hold up the container flooring. The floor frame is mostly made up of I-beams. Two longer I-beams are laid out perpendicularly running the length of the container. Smaller I-beams are welded in between these longer beams to create a raft-like base. When the welding is done, the floor frame is sanded to be certain that there are no rough joints.

Step 3: Assembly

All the individual wall panels, roof panels, and floor braces are completed separately prior to being combined together. Square tubing is welded to the top of the wall along with the corner frame, floor frame, and corner post assemblies. When the major components are assembled, a jig is used to help make sure they are straight and flush fitting. Doors are installed onto the floor frame first, then wall panels, and finally the roof panels are fitted and installed into place.

Step 4: Painting and Priming

Next, the container is brought to the painting area. The first layer of paint applied is a primer. The primer is a preparatory coating used to secure the additional layers and to help the paint better adhere to the container. This additional layer also helps protect the container. After the primer is completely dried, the container is sprayed with paint several times. These layers of paint help to secure the container against the harsh elements of traveling by sea, such as salt and water.


Step 5: Flooring

After the painting process is complete, it is time to install the flooring. The floor of the container consists of marine plywood panels. Before the panels are placed in the container, a protective coating is applied to ensure that bugs and other pests are not present in the wood. After the protective coating dries, the panels are positioned on top of the floor frame and screwed down into the steel floor beams.

Step 6: Decals, Identification, and Doors

The container is now ready to be adorned with the shipping line’s logo and/or any advertisements. The decals are similar to stickers, which have an adhesive backing. The container is labeled with an identification code that is unique to each container. The first three letters on the container identifies the owner of the container, the fourth character identifies the product group code, the fifth to tenth characters make up a serial number that is assigned by the owner of the container. The final character is known as a “check digit” and it is used to verify the previous 10 characters.

After being labeled, the hardware can be installed. The doors handles and locking mechanism are fitted and a rubber gasket is wrapped around the doors to make sure they are watertight. Each container is tested thoroughly for water tightness, holes, or leaks.

Now that you know a little bit more about the process it takes to create a container, are you impressed? Even more impressive is the cost of a container. Give Container Technology Inc. a call at (877) 670-0229 or fill out an online quote form. Container Technology has knowledgeable sales reps that help you pick the right container for your specific needs and budget.

Industry Legend: Rick Nuckols

By April 27th, 2016 About Containers No Comments

Rick Nuckols

When a customer needs something you don’t offer, you can send them down the road. Or, you can find a way to fill the need. Rick Nuckols got started in the portable storage industry by choosing option number two.

“Right after I left the Coast Guard, I was in the construction industry,” he says. “I was working in the field as an ironworker, and also as an estimator. And somebody came into the facility and wanted some containers repaired and stored. So, I put together a small company to do that.”

This was around 1976, and Rick’s small company became Old Dominion Container Repair. He served as president until 1988.

“In 1988, I founded Container Technology Inc. and signed a contract with GE/Genstar to handle all their sales for North and South America,” Rick says. In 1991, Genstar purchased Itel Containers, becoming the largest leasing company in the world.

“When they purchased Itel, one of the divisions Itel had was Instant Space. They came to me and said they’d buy me out of my contract, and hired me as director of Instant Space for the U.S.,” says Rick.

Rick set up an office in Atlanta. However, Instant Space relocated to the San Francisco bay area in 1994. “I took that opportunity to leave the corporate environment and get back into what I truly enjoy, which is being an entrepreneur.”

At the time, Rick had a business partner, Wayne Lawson. They asked Amy Gilbert from Instant Space to join their new venture. The three of them re-built Container Technology from the ground up.

“We had 20-some containers and got back into the storage and leasing business,” says Rick. “We grew the business over a very short period. We had 1,200 containers by 1997. It was a time in the industry when people were just starting to figure out all the applications they could use containers for.”

William Scotsman approached Rick about buying his storage fleet.

“It was an asset sale, not selling the company,” he says. “Our noncompete was only for the storage side, so we continued doing sales around the country, and also modifications. In 2001, we started another dry storage division, so we were back to sales, modifications, refrigeration, and dry storage.”

As Container Technology continued to grow, it gained more suitors.

“In 2007, we had two national companies contact us about buying out our dry-storage fleet,” Rick says. “We had to decide whether to keep it and continue to grow or focus on other areas. The fleet was over 1,000 containers. We sold the fleet. Not a lot of companies have sold their storage fleet twice.”

Rick and his team continued doing sales, modifications, and refrigeration. But in 2012, the terms of the fleet-sale contract let them get back into dry storage.

Container Technology has continued to grow. “I guess it’s a combination of timing, being blessed, and making good decisions,” says Rick. “And our philosophy is always get the right people that are a good fit for what we’re trying to do.

Rick says that integrity, intelligence, and loyalty are the keys to finding the right players.

“I used to be a micromanager, and I’m someone who’s always had high expectations for myself and anybody who works with me,” he says. “But I always try to be fair and open about what’s going on and where we’re going and how. I try to give them the tools they need to succeed. We try to create an environment where they treat it like it’s their own business. Making people feel appreciated is so important.”

Rick builds that sense of ownership by basing compensation on the success of the business overall. He also helps his employees develop their careers.

“I started as a temp receptionist in 1992 for Genstar,” says Amy. “Now, I own 40 percent of Container Technology. That tells you what kind of person Rick is. He loves to see everyone around him be successful.”

It sounds like Rick leads by example.

“Rick is somebody who gives 110 percent in every single thing he does. He’s enthusiastic and energetic – it’s contagious,” says Amy. “He loves to teach and mentor people. He likes to help people be the best they can be. He’s encouraged me over the years to do things I never thought I could do.”

Rick says he’s benefited from similar support.

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without my wife of 47 years,” he says. “To have someone who believes in you, who lets you put your house up as collateral? It makes all the difference. There were lots of guys who were smarter than me in this industry. However, they didn’t have that support behind them. But Sharon knew I was an entrepreneur and she gave me her unconditional support.”

Now, Rick gets to reap the benefits of building his business and team.

“This is the best team that I’ve ever had,” he says. “I get to be at the end of my career and watch them grow the business. It’s really, really rewarding. They are my ‘business family.’ Every day I come here, I’m excited.”

Storing these Items? Consider Ventilating Your Shipping Container

By April 15th, 2016 About Containers 5 Comments

At Container Technology Inc. (CTI), we spend a lot of time and effort helping people decide between the different types of shipping container | storage container – different lengths, heights, and conditions. Sometimes even to the point that we lose sight of the most important part—what’s going inside the container itself! To ensure that your valuable items are properly protected, it is important to consider whether your shipping container has adequate ventilation.

A shipping container | storage container is more than just the giant metal box that it appears to be. Every shipping container is constructed to withstand the rigors of shipping on the open ocean. They can handle almost anything that is thrown at them—extreme weather, harsh physical environments – with ease.

But the very design and construction that makes the shipping container ideal for storage can also cause problems for your stored items. For example, if moisture gets into the container, then it can’t get out. While shipping containers | storage containers are built with small pressure vents that allow the unit to breathe, they are not sufficient to create functional ventilation inside the container.

For this reason, ensuring that you have adequate ventilation is essential. Proper ventilation becomes even more important if you are placing your container in an environment where temperatures fluctuate drastically or when you are storing temperature or moisture sensitive items.

The easiest way to ensure that your shipping container | storage container has the ventilation you require is to modify your container with a roof-top turbine vent, fixed louver vent, or exhaust fan. Just contact CTI to find out what option is best for you.

Shipping containers | storage containers have a variety of applications and we know that every client has different needs for their portable storage but if you are planning on storing any of the following items in your container, you may want to consider ventilation.

Household Items

If you are storing household items-proper ventilation is key, whether it’s for a remodel, move, donation drive, or other purpose. If any moisture reaches your items and is sealed inside your container without any air circulation – your items can warp, mold, and mildew. Temperature changes– such a extreme heat can also damage your items. Of course, proper packing of your household items can help, but they cannot guarantee protection like proper ventilation can.

Heavy Machinery & Automobiles

While heavy machinery and automobiles seem like they’re designed to stand up to heavy use and abuse, properly ventilated storage helps to ensure that they will run properly.

In order to keep your machinery in top condition and operating well, it is critical to keep it at a safe temperature range and allow air circulation. Extreme temperatures can undermine the integrity of your machinery and could even cause it to be damaged beyond repair. Additionally, if moisture is introduced to the shipping container and is sealed in, rust and mold could develop.

Automobiles contain flammable liquids and are made up of materials which can suffer from exposure to heat or moisture. Vehicle parts like engines, vehicle fluids, and delicate internal systems also require ventilated storage.

Dry Goods

Ventilation is a must when storing dry goods. In a sealed or poorly ventilated container, goods can gather condensation, which damages your product and can even cause rot. Adequate ventilation preserving your valuable goods can save money in the long run by helping to keep your container dry and cool.

Certain Chemicals/Pressurized Gases

If you work in construction or other types of heavy industry, chemicals and pressurized gases are everyday tools. Some chemicals are fine in an unmodified storage unit, but you will need a ventilated shipping container if you are storing chemicals that are flammable. Check the legal requirements for each chemical you are planning on storing before placing it in your storage container. There are certain chemicals that cannot be stored in an enclosed space under any circumstance.

Like chemicals, pressurized gas containers have a lot of legal requirements for their storage. To comply with the law, pressurized gas storage must maintain a safe temperature and be well ventilated. Check on the specific restrictions of your product before you plan on utilizing a shipping container.

About Us

At Container Technology Inc., we work with customers on a daily basis to find the perfect storage solution for their needs and budget. With over 75 years of combined experience in the storage industry, we can meet almost any need. We can also modify your container with a number of different flooring, door, window, ventilation, and lighting options. Contact us today at (877) 670-0229 to speak with one of our knowledgeable and friendly service representatives or get an online quote now. Storing these Items? Consider Ventilating Your Shipping Container

Keep your Stuff Cold with our Portable Cold Storage Options

By November 18th, 2015 About Containers 3 Comments

20-Refrigerated-Container-Side-View-2Looking for cold storage options? We can help! Rent a walk-in cooler or freezer, refrigerated storage container, or a refrigerated trailer from our cold storage division Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc.

Portable Refrigeration Storage Inc. provides portable cold storage solutions to the Southeast and Midwest, find out if you are in their service area here.

At Container Technology, Inc. we pride ourselves on offering the very best in portable dry storage. We have shipping containers | storage containers available in lengths from 20 ft to 53 ft. We can also customize your container with a variety of different flooring, lighting, ventilation, window, electrical, and HVAC options.

Our pride in our products extends to the portable cold storage solutions available through Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc. Our customers use cold storage to meet a variety of needs. Refrigerated storage is widely used throughout a number of different industries and has numerous applications. Those in the food and beverage industry, meat processing industry, and even in the medical and pharmaceutical industry should take note.

Every refrigerated storage unit that we offer is strong, durable, and provides secure storage for your valuable inventory. Our units can be placed outdoors or inside a warehouse and offer ground level or dock level access.

Our entire rental fleet is powered by electricity, not diesel fuel. With 220V or 460V 3-phase power, our electric units save you money while maintaining any temperature you want. From below 0°F and up to 75°F (depending on the unit, product, and usage).

With over 75 years of combined experience in the portable storage industry, we know that every client has unique needs and that one size does NOT fit all. Learn more about the cold storage options available from Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc. below:


Walk-In-Cooler-Door-Side-View-2Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc. has 20ft portable walk-in coolers and portable walk-in freezers for all of your cold storage needs. Our walk-ins are the perfect solution if you need ground accessible cold storage space for your restaurant, grocery store, warehouse, or retail space. Every portable walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer is NSF® approved for food storage. Our walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers are 20ft L x 8ft W x 8 ft 6 in H with a lockable 4 ft wide walk in door on one end. Every one of our walk-ins comes standard with a plastic strip curtain behind the door, a diamond tread plate floor (with a 600 lb per/sq ft capacity), an emergency door release, an interior light, and a 50 ft power cord.

Simple and easy to use, our units have an exterior thermometer near the door and an exterior digital temperature display on the cooling unit. Using the digital push button controls, the temperature can easily be adjusted between 0 deg F and 40 deg F.

Our walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers require 220V single phase power (and a dedicated 30 amp circuit). Just provide the power on-site and you’re ready to go!


Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc. offers portable refrigerated storage containers in a 20 ft length and a 40 ft length.

20 FT Portable Refrigerated Storage Container

20-Refrigerated-Container-Side-ViewOur 20 ft portable refrigerated storage containers are the ideal balance of economy and efficiency. They provide an impressive 1,010 cu. ft. of storage while only taking up the space of one standard parking spot on-site. The flooring is durable aluminum T-rail construction capable of handling pallet jack and forklift traffic. Equipped with lockable double doors on one end, our 20′ refrigerated containers offer secure storage and allow for easy ground level access.

Our 20 ft refrigerated storage containers are suited for a variety of applications. They offer safe, secure, and easily accessible storage for your valuable products and other inventory. Our 20ft storage containers come fully insulated and are equipped with “all electric” Carrier™ cooling systems, allowing for your products to be stored at a specific temperature. Our 20′ refrigerated containers require either 230V or 460V 3-Phase power to operate efficiently and are equipped with a 50 ft power cord.

Delivery is easy! Our 20ft refrigerated containers are delivered on a small roll back truck and placed directly on the ground.

40 FT Portable Refrigerated Storage Container

40-Refrigerated-Container-On-Site-2If you are looking for ground accessible refrigerated storage on a large scale, then our 40 ft portable refrigerated storage containers are the answer. One 40 ft refrigerated storage container gives you more than twice the storage space of a 20 ft refrigerated storage container. Our 40ft refrigerated storage containers are ideal when you need to accommodate seasonal inventory or need extra warehouse space. No matter the purpose or location, our 40 ft refrigerated containers are the perfect solution for a multitude of applications.They are built to withstand the toughest environmental conditions and will keep your valuable inventory safe and sound. Like our 20 ft refrigerated storage containers, our 40 ft refrigerated containers come equipped with lockable double cargo doors and aluminum T-rail flooring capable of withstanding forklifts and pallet jacks.The “all electric” Carrier™ cooling systems allow you to select the exact temperature that you need to ensure the quality and stability of your products.


If loading dock accessible storage space is key, Portable Refrigerated Storage, Inc. has refrigerated storage trailers available in 20 ft, 40 ft, and 53 ft lengths.

They can be backed up directly to your loading dock door for easy loading and unloading of your product.

20FT Refrigerated Trailer

20-Trailer-Refrigerated-Trailer-ExteriorThey’re compact, but don’t underestimate what they can do for you. Our 20 ft refrigerated storage trailers provide up to 1,010 cubic square feet storage space, a max payload of 60, 370 lbs, and can hold up to 8 standard pallets (single stacked). So if you need additional storage space that is loading dock accessible and have limited space on site, a 20 ft refrigerated storage trailer from Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc. is the best choice.

Like our refrigerated storage containers, our refrigerated storage trailers are powered by electricity. Just provide a 230V or 460V 3-Phase power supply and you’re ready to go! Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc’s temperature controlled 20′ refrigerated trailers operate efficiently, are safer for the environment and kind to your wallet as well.

40FT Refrigerated Trailer

40-Refrigerated-TrailerDo you need to expand capacity at your warehouse or retail space but not ready to go through the expensive and time-consuming process of finding new commercial space? Rent a 40 ft refrigerated storage trailer from Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc.

Our 40 ft refrigerated trailers work hard for your money. Every 40 ft trailer provides up to 2, 832 cubic feet of storage space and can hold up to 18 standard pallets (single stacked).

Our 40 ft refrigerated trailers are outfitted with T-Rail aluminum floors that handle the heaviest forklift and pallet jack usage with ease. Back your refrigerated trailer right up to your loading dock door and load and unload your product without fear. Our trailers will keep your valuable inventory safe and secure with lockable double doors and an “all electric” Carrier cooling system. Choose the exact temperature that you need to ensure the life of your product and adjust it in seconds if need be.

53 FT Refrigerated Trailer

53-trailerNeed large-scale portable cold storage in a hurry? Our 53 ft refrigerated storage trailer is your solution! The largest refrigerated trailer that Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc. has available, these super-sized trailers have a 102” exterior width and are capable of holding up to 24 standard pallets (single stacked, side by side). Drive a forklift or pallet jack right from your warehouse into your refrigerated trailer.

The 53 ft refrigerated trailer has a roll-up door instead of cargo doors. The roll-up door allows you to back the 53 ft refrigerated trailer up to almost any dock door configuration.

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At Container Technology Inc., we work with customers on a daily basis to find the perfect storage solution for their needs and budget. With over 75 years of combined experience in the storage industry, we can meet almost any need. We can also modify your container with a number of different flooring, door, window, ventilation, and lighting options. Contact us today at (877) 670-0229 to speak with one of our knowledgeable and friendly service representatives or get an online quote now.

High Cube Containers! More Space for Less.

By September 22nd, 2015 About Containers No Comments

At Container Technology Inc. we have a variety of shipping containers and storage containers for rent or purchase. Many customers choose a standard sized 20ft or 40ft shipping container but another option is a high cube or HC storage container.

High cube or HC storage containers are available for sale in 40 ft, 45 ft, and 53 ft lengths at Container Technology, Inc.

45'HC-Container A high cube or HC shipping container gets its name due to its extra foot of height. A standard shipping container is 8′ 6” high. In contrast, a high-cube shipping container is 9’6” high. When compared to a standard height storage container of the same length, a high cube or HC shipping container offers up to 15% more storage space.

All of our high cube or HC shipping containers are constructed out of 14-gauge corrugated steel panels, have lockable double doors on one end, are wind and watertight, and are equipped with 1 1/8” marine plywood flooring.

Like all shipping containers and storage containers, high cube shipping containers have a wide variety of applications and uses:


40'HC-ContainerHigh Cube storage containers are the perfect option for when you need extra storage but have limited space on-site. Think vertically instead of horizontally! That extra foot of height provides up with up to 15% of extra space when compared to a standard container. Like a standard shipping or storage container, high cube or HC containers provide ground access to your storage items in a secure, weatherproof, and durable shipping container. We will deliver your high cube or HC shipping container exactly where and when you want it. They are inherently portable and can be easily repositioned or even taken with you in the event of a move.

Container Modifications

40ft-high-cube-container-conversion-1-gHC or High cube containers are also a popular choice for those clients who want to modify shipping containers or storage containers for use as housing or for other commercial uses. The extra height means that the interior space of the container feels much more like the interior of a building built with more traditional means. The extra height is also important when considering adding ductwork or HVAC.

At Container Technology, Inc. we have a combined experience of over 75 years in the container business and we will work with you side by side to find the very best solution for you. Give us a call if you have any questions at (877) 670-0229 or get an online quote right now.

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