JULY 20, 2020
Conex or shipping containers can provide affordable solutions to needs around portable office space, shelters, garage space, commercial storage, and more. Of course, when it comes to purchasing a container, there’s a lot more to consider outside of the costs.
Every business requires a unique setup, which means you need to ask questions concerning the dimensions, condition, and other features that make it the right fit for your site before buying a container. Read on to learn more about the process to better navigate your journey.
Here are 10 common questions people ask when deciding to purchase conex containers:
Standard conex box sizes are 20 feet and 40 feet, in terms of length. They have an exterior height of 8 ft. 6 in., and a width of 8 ft.
However, shipping containers are also available in the following dimensions:
Business owners should remember that internal dimensions determine the actual storage space you get when you buy a shipping container. Be sure to compare and confirm all internal and external container dimensions.
The weight of the shipping container depends on the material of construction and the container size. Here are some examples:
Containers can retain 50% of their value even after 25 years if they are cared for properly. Here are some common examples that can affect the life span of a container:
How do you decide among new, used, or rented shipping containers? It all depends on your budget and the duration you have a need for extra space. Containers are typically categorized as ‘one-trip’ which means the container has made only one cargo trip across the ocean (as good as new, you could say) or ‘used’ containers that have made multiple trips across the ocean.
Here are some points that can help you decide:
Shipping containers are a robust storage option for most equipment and material. Depending on the type of material or equipment you’re storing, it's important to figure out which container is best suited for your specific needs. Here are the five types of containers and the most common uses for each:
High-Security Storage – valuables that won’t be affected by extreme temperature (hot or cold).
Insulated Storage – files, textiles equipment that could be damaged due to extreme temperatures.
Conex containers are weather-resistant and they can provide heating and air-conditioning if they are being used for portable office spaces.
There are different categories of used containers. The purchase price of each category varies with their condition and age.
You will also find wind and water-resistant containers that have expired certifications, however, they remain robust and will continue to perform well.
Remember the following points when you have to prepare your site for a container delivery:
The installation of shipping containers is made easier if you are working with experienced drivers and container delivery teams. If this is the first time you are ordering a conex container, talk to one of our representatives at 866-459-7600.
It helps to talk to experts in installation, site prep, and all things container delivery!
Total modification of containers is not provided however, our containers can be customized with:
Note that our office containers come with the following useful features already installed:
Each city or country has shipping container regulations on the placement and use of containers in respective jurisdictional areas. They also have separate shipping container zoning laws. You can easily get this information from your local municipal authority. Most cities do not require a permit.
However, if your city does boast requirements concerning permits, it’s important to meet all shipping container regulations and fees associated with moving shipping containers in order to enjoy hassle-free delivery and use.
The right shipping container provider guarantees you a smooth ride in product quality, delivery, service, responsiveness, and payments. Here’s what you need to ask:
If you are interested in buying used conex containers right away, check out our range of used containers for the price, size, and other product details.
With Mobile Modular Portable Storage, your business gets the following advantages:
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