New One Trip vs. Used Containers: Which is Right?

New One Trip vs. Used Containers: Which is Right?

Published In : 12-October-2023

Congratulations! You’ve done the research and decided that a shipping container is the best option for your on-site storage. But now you need to decide whether a new one trip container or a used container is right for you.

In choosing a container for sale or a container for rent, it is important to consider your shipping container needs.

New One Trip Containers

New one trip containers are ideal for those who are looking for the highest level of quality, durability, and aesthetics. New one trip containers are usually less than a year old, used only once when shipped from their overseas manufacturer. In pristine condition, new one trip containers are never exposed to the rigors of a marine environment or container depot. They are a solid one color with no shipping logos or signs of wear and are equipped with a factory lock box.

New one trip containers are the best choice for those wishing to modify a shipping container for use as residence or office. We offer a wide variety of container modifications and can convert a container to your specifications.

New one trip containers are also ideal if ensuring the condition of the container’s contents is a concern. The excellent condition of a new one trip containers ensures that important items such as medical supplies, electrical equipment, or even your prized possessions will remain in pristine condition.

Used Containers

Used containers are ideal for those who are less concerned with aesthetics and are looking to bridge the gap between function and cost. Built to last, used shipping containers will last for years to come. Used containers are typically 8-12 years old and are sourced from international shipping services. Reflecting the rigors of the shipping process; used containers vary in color and often have shipping logos, superficial dents and scratches, and rust from the exposed steel of the container oxidizing. A popular option for those looking to extend the both the life and the aesthetic appeal of their container are refurbished containers.

Used containers are the best choice for those who are looking for effective storage solutions or other nonresidential uses. Some examples include file and record storage, boat and recreational vehicle storage, and construction storage. We also offer modifications for used containers to meet your unique storage needs.

Whether you have decided to purchase or lease your shipping container, let us help you with finding your perfect container. For more information give us a call at 877-670-0229 or fill out an online quote request form.

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